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  • Ozzy Osbourne to Receive the Global Icon Award at the MTV EMAs!

    Posted 15th Oct 2014 @ 8:47 pm by BEAT100 in Celebrity News

    Ozzy Osbourne to Receive the Global Icon Award at the MTV EMAs!
    Ozzy Osbourne is set to be honoured at the MTV EMAs in November, after being named as this year's recipient of the Global Icon Award. Osbourne will only be the fifth person to ever receive the award following Bon Jovi (2010), Queen (2011), Whitney Housten (2012) and Eminem (2013). The European Music Awards will highlight the legacy of the English star; having sold over 120 million records during a career spanning four decades, it is about time that Ozzy gets some deserved recognition. Ozzy is set to receive his award on November 9th at the MTV EMAs, taking place in the SSE Hydro...
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  • One Direction & Stevie Wonder Join the Star Studded Cast of the 2014 BBC Children in Need Single!

    Posted 14th Oct 2014 @ 9:02 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    One Direction & Stevie Wonder Join the Star Studded Cast of the 2014 BBC Children in Need Single!
    The BBC has released a brand new celebrity filled version of Beach Boys' hit 'God Only Knows'. The track, officially released on October 7, has also been named as the 2014 BBC Children in Need single, with all of the proceeds from the song benefiting the charity. The track features some massive names from the music world including Elton John, Kylie Minogue and Sam Smith; it echoes the release of 'Perfect Day' which was made by the BBC in 1997, featuring stars such as Bono and David Bowie. The promotional film also represents the official launch of BBC Music,...
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  • Tomasz Trzcinski, Silent Company and Gretchen Tragedy Top this weeks BEAT100 Music Video Charts!

    Posted 13th Oct 2014 @ 11:27 am by BEAT100 in World Music Chart

    Tomasz Trzcinski, Silent Company and Gretchen Tragedy Top this weeks BEAT100 Music Video Charts!
    Topping the World Music Video Chart this week is Tomasz Trzcinski! Tomasz, from Poland, has impressed his BEAT100 fans with his classical piano creation 'The Wind of My Heart'. Cementing his place as a BEAT100 favourite, this is the second win this year for Tomasz after his beautiful interpretation of 'Over the Rainbow' topped the charts in June. Tomasz is a composer as well as an experienced pianist and since 2008 has been the artistic director of the Kilian-Ensemble Mainz/Wiesbaden with which he performs a variety of music all over the world. Learning from the reno...
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  • Pharrell's Protégé Maxine Ashley Releases Brand New Music Video for 'Guerrilla'

    Posted 8th Oct 2014 @ 8:47 pm by BEAT100 in Celebrity News

    Pharrell's Protégé Maxine Ashley Releases Brand New Music Video for 'Guerrilla'
    Late last year it was rumoured that Hip hop mogul Pharrell had signed a new artist to his I am OTHER label. It was revealed to be Maxine Ashley, a young artist from the bronx with a fresh new sound. Maxine Ashley, previously known from her YouTube stardom, has since been churning out hit tracks including 'Perpetual Nights' which featured Pharrell himself. Slowly making a name for herself, the 21 year old is defined by her catchy signature sound and quirky style that totally makes her stand out from the crowd. Being bought up with a singer as a mother definitely had a pos...
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  • US Rapper Kyle Bent Has Won a BEAT100 Ultimate Musician Award!

    Posted 8th Oct 2014 @ 2:51 pm by BEAT100 in Ultimate Musician Awards

    US Rapper Kyle Bent Has Won a BEAT100 Ultimate Musician Award!
    Kyle Bent has been named as BEAT100's newest Ultimate musician! The 17 year old from Randolph, Massachusetts has been making waves with his music over the last couple of years and has impressed the BEAT100 A&R team with his newest track 'Legends Never Die'. Born in 1997, the teenager started creating music at just the tender age of 9 years old and by age 14 he had already released 2 mixtapes! Inspired by music legends such as Bob Marley, John Legend and Jimi Hendrix, it is clear that Kyle has his sights set high in regards to his musical career. The young rapper...
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  • BEAT100 Presents the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Nominations: Part 2

    Posted 7th Oct 2014 @ 9:51 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    BEAT100 Presents the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Nominations: Part 2
    Last week, we brought you BEAT100's first look at the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Nominees 2014 (view Part 1 here). Carrying on our Mercury Prize lowdown, here is the final 6 shortlisted acts!   FKA Twigs -LP1 LP1 is the debut album fro 26 year old Taliah Debrett-Barnett from South London. Mixing a variety of genres, giving a name to her music is extremely hard; using a mash up of jazz, RnB and trip hop her unique brand of music defies definition. After the eagerly anticipated album was released she also announced her world tour just 9 days later! The dancer turne...
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  • Sam Smith Releases Brand New Official Music Video!

    Posted 7th Oct 2014 @ 4:59 pm by BEAT100 in Celebrity News

    Sam Smith Releases Brand New Official Music Video!
    Sam Smith has released the official music video for his newest track 'Restart'. Shot throughout this summer's hectic festival season and on tour, the video shows Smith visiting the beach, picking up is own CD in a music store and performing to thousands of people. This year has been a whirlwind year for Sam Smith and it has been hard to keep track of his meteoric rise to fame. After winning the critic's choice award at the Brits, his debut album then topped the UK charts and hit the US charts at no. 2 (the highest ever debut entry by a British singer). 'Resta...
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  • This Week's BEAT100 Chart Topper is the Brilliant Mandy Shay Closely Followed By Lazy Habits and Charlotte Medley

    Posted 6th Oct 2014 @ 10:42 am by BEAT100 in World Music Chart

    This Week's BEAT100 Chart Topper is the Brilliant Mandy Shay Closely Followed By Lazy Habits and Charlotte Medley
    The BEAT100 World Music Video Chart Number 1 spot was won this week by Mandy Shay! Mandy's original hit, 'Love Wasn't Enough' topped the charts after gaining over 3000 views from her online fans. After finding her love of performance in the 8th grade, Mandy began to learn guitar at age 16. She began playing in local talent shows and gigs and now dreams to make music her full time career. Recently, Mandy recorded her first EP in Oklahoma City, speaking of her experiences Mandy tells BEAT00, 'I got to go to Studio Seven/Lunacy Records and make this EP with extremel...
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  • BEAT100 Presents the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Nominations: Part 1

    Posted 4th Oct 2014 @ 9:18 pm by BEAT100 in Music News

    BEAT100 Presents the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Nominations: Part 1
    The countdown to this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize has begun. The 12 shortlisted nominees were announced last month with the overall winner of the £20,000 prize to be announced on October 29. Created in 1992 as an alternative to the Brit Awards, the Mercury Prize is awarded annually for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The prize is open to all types of music genres and is judged by a panel of 12 critics made up of various music industry figures. The prize has been criticised in recent years for focusing too heavily on big name artists, somet...
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  • Thom Yorke Releases Brand New Album Via BitTorrent

    Posted 1st Oct 2014 @ 7:01 pm by BEAT100 in Celebrity News

    Thom Yorke Releases Brand New Album Via BitTorrent
    Thom Yorke has caused waves in the last couple of weeks after releasing a surprise album via file sharing site BitTorrent. The Radiohead frontman is known for his controversial album releases; in 2007 Radiohead released 'In Rainbows' through their website where the fans could choose how much, if at all, to pay for it. The new album, entitled 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes' was made with Radiohead's longterm producer Nigel Goldrich and is Yorke's first solo album since 'The Eraser' in 2006. With minimalist lyrics and scattered beats it is typica...
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