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Ivor Novello nominations 2017

Artists and writers signed to Universal Music Publishing have received 6 nominations for the 62nd Ivor Novello awards. Coldplay, Laura Mvula, Adele, Tobias Jesso Jr and Josh Homme are amongst the artists and writers in the running.

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Adele releases third album '25'

Adele releases her hugely anticipated third album ‘25’ today on XL Recordings. 

The album’s first single ‘Hello’ was revealed on 23rd October, and was the first new music from Adele since her Oscar winning single 'Skyfall' in 2012. ‘Hello’ reached No. 1 in almost every country it charted in, including the UK and US, and broke multiple records, including the first song to sell over a million digital copies in a week. 

Talking about her new album, Adele explains: "My last record was a break up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make up record. I'm making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did."

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Adele wins an Oscar for 'Skyfall'

Adele made history last night by winning the Oscar for 'Best Original Song' for the James Bond theme ‘Skyfall’ - the first time a James Bond theme has ever won an Oscar. An emotional Adele said it was "amazing" to win the award for the song, which earlier in the evening she'd performed backed by a full orchestra and choir.

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Success for UMP writers at 55th Grammys

Mumford & Sons picked up the coveted Album Of The Year award for their second album 'Babel' at last night’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Adele won her ninth Grammy, for Best Pop Solo performance for her live version of ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ performed at The Royal Albert Hall.

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Playlist: Olympics Opening Ceremony

Songs from numerous Universal Music Publishing Group artists were used as part of Danny Boyle’s spectacular Opening Ceremony – with many more featured in Olympic venues over the course of the competition.

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