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By | Published on Friday 6 August 2021

The Weeknd


Sony Music UK has made two promotions at its RCA label, with Stacey Tang becoming Executive Vice President and Damaris Rex-Taylor moving up to General Manager. “I’m delighted to have them help steer this iconic label to achieve cultural and creative success on a global scale”, says RCA UK President David Dollimore.



The Weeknd has released new single ‘Take My Breath’.

New Nas album ‘King’s Disease II’ is out today, and the rapper has also released the video for a track from it, ‘Rare’.

Vince Staples has released new Pokemon-themed track ‘Got Em’, as part of the 25th anniversary of the video game series.

Rico Nasty has released new track ‘Buss’.

Black Eyed Peas have released new single ‘Hit It’, featuring Saweetie and Lele Pons.

Duran Duran have teamed up with Chai for new single ‘More Joy’. “[Chai’s] energy and pure sense of fun might actually blow your ears off”, says Simon Le Bon of the Japanese band. “We are honoured to have them sprinkle their pink neon magic spikey dust onto our song”.

Luke Hemmings has released new single ‘Place In Me’. His debut solo album, ‘When Facing The Things We Turn Away From’, is out next week.

Jorja Smith has released new single ‘All Of This’. “It’s all about someone who doesn’t deserve you and thinking wow, you really had all of me once, ew”, she says.

Big Red Machine have released new single ‘Mimi’, featuring Ilsey.

Yendry has released new single ‘You’, featuring Damian Marley.

Eurovision winner Måneskin have released a new version of their song ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’, featuring Iggy Pop. “Måneskin gave me a big hot buzz”, says Mr Pop.

Julie Campbell (aka LoneLady), Stephen Mallinder (Wrangler, Cabaret Voltaire) and Benge (Wrangler, John Foxx) have teamed up – as Campbell Mallinder Benge – and recorded an album together. Titled ‘Clinker’, it’ll be out on 13 Oct. Here’s their first single ‘Camouflage’.



DJ Shadow has announced three shows in Bristol, Brighton and Manchester next month to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the release of his ‘Endtroducing’ album. Tickets are on sale now.

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