Pop

Mary J Blige interview: on her new album and why she's no longer a diva

What happened to the Mary J Blige famed for diva behaviour? Answer: she got clean, sober and found love. As she reveals a new look and album, she reveals why she had to make a change.

Rumer: Into Colour review flat and forgettable

The promotional demands made upon Rumer by her top-five debut album, Seasons of My Soul, caused Britain's Karen Carpenter soundalike to fall ill with post-traumatic stress disorder.

One Direction: 'It's not a question of burnout: we enjoy it' exclusive interview

Theyve had 95 international number ones and are worth £70m, but is the world's biggest boy band outgrowing its fans?

CD: Antony and the Johnsons - Turning

Antony Hegarty has one of those voices that’s poised on the edge of tears.

TV On the Radio: Seeds review pop emerges from darkness

On hiatus since the death from lung cancer of bassist Gerard Smith in 2011, TVOTR have chosen an unlikely moment to come back with the most hooky, poppy album of their career.

One Direction: Four review glossy pop with hints of Springsteen

One Direction had to grow up sometime. On their fourth album, the five teen heart-throbs take another skinny-jeaned step from peach fuzz and bubble-gum pop to day-after stubble and soft rock.

Seeds - TV on the Radio

This fifth studio album from the Brooklyn based band includes the songs 'Careful You' and 'Happy Idiot'. The Guardian described it as: "the most hooky, poppy album of their career". "‘Seeds’ is a happier, shinier set than most will have been predi

Only Human - Cheryl

Featuring the singles 'I Don't Care' and 'Crazy Stupid Love', this latest album from Cheryl is filled with pop songs that are thoughtful and uplifting.

CD: Cheryl - Only Human

In the end, I had to disable every auto-correction feature in my word processing package to complete the sentence.

Take That: Live in Concert - UK Tour

Take That have announced their first tour dates as threesome for 2015 including several dates at London's O2 Arena. This announcement comes as the group prepare for the release of their brand new single 'These Days' and album 'III'.