Sunrise records buys collapsed HMV

Canadian firm Sunrise Records has bought 100 stores, securing 1487 jobs, the collapsed music chain HMV, beating competition from Sport Direct owner Mike Ashley. But 27 stores will close, resulting in 455 redundancies. Sunrise Records CEO Doug Putman, said he was “ delighted to acquire the most iconic music and entertainment business in the UK”.…

Elvis and his mother Gladys

In Graceland, Bethan Roberts’s fictionalised recreation of the early life of Elvis Presley, and his close relationship with his mother Gladys.   At 22, 1957, Elvis already a huge star is called up for his military service, the novel looks into the performer’s chaotic   childhood with several chapters filled with grownup dilemas concerning show business,…

HMV files for administration, with 2000 job losses

This Christmas HMV has fallen victim slump in sales on the UK high street and customer changing habits including music streaming, and is filing for administration for the second time in six years, as shopper footfall dropped 3.1 per cent on Boxing Day compared with last year. His Master’s Voice, started trading in 1921, has…

Cheryl’s makes a comeback

Cheryl Cole took to the stage by making her big X Factor comeback on Sunday night and performed her new single Love Made Me Do It, which entered the official top 40 at 19. The 35-year-old Geordie star who  chalked up five solo No. 1s in the past, was a guest performer on The X…

Aretha Franklin: “Queen of Soul” has died aged 76

Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” famous for hits like “Respect” and “Think”, has died in Detroit at the age of 76. The singer who won 18 Grammys and had 17 top ten US chart hits over a music career spanning 7 decades was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and announced last year she was…

MADONNA IS SIXTY TODAY! – A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY! 16th August 2018

With initial songs starting with Holiday and closely followed by Like a Virgin, Madonna has been known to have said “Losing my virginity was a career move”. Brandishing as a sales weapon overt and unblushing sexuality and sassy outfits displaying a well-honed figure and with a face expertly made up by top makeup artists, Madonna…

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson engaged in June

Ariana Grande shared a framed photo of herself and fiance Pete Davidson on her Instagram story. The “No Tears Left to Cry” singer now has a printed photo of the moment when Davidson joined her on NBC’S ‘Saturday Night Live” stage during her opening monologue. Grande took to her Instagram story to share a photo…

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are engaged

Justin Bieber has confirmed his engagement with Hailey Baldwin. The 24-year-old pop star posted a note on his Instagram along with photos of hin with his 21-year-old Hailey. “ Was going to wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about…