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Unwise as it may be to declare an album is destined to become a classic, I've no reservations in doing so in regard to this long awaited follow-up to The Lovely.

The Business On... Ashley Tabor, Founder and Global Group CEO, Global Radio

Isn't he rather young to be running such a large company?

Barclaycard wants your views on its Mercury Prize shortlist

Radio presenter Jo Whiley is launching Barclaycard Unwind's new "Have Your Say" discussion around this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year shortlist.

Album: Sophie Delila, Hooked (Blue Wrasse)

Already chosen for a collaboration by Plan B, great things are predicted for London-based French soul singer Sophie Delila.

Naomi Campbell wins Elle Style outstanding contribution award

Supermodel Naomi Campbell scooped the Outstanding Contribution award at the Elle Style awards last night.

Album: Corinne Bailey Rae, The Sea (Virgin)

Anyone expecting more of the quirky, chirpy melodies of Bailey Rae's multimillion-selling debut is in for a shock at the start of her comeback.

Corinne Bailey Rae: 'I didn't want to do anything after my husband died'

In 2008 Corinne Bailey Rae's world was rocked by the death of her husband. Now the singer is back – and stronger than ever

Corinne Bailey Rae, The Tabernacle, London

We missed you," cries a supportive voice from the crowd as Corinne Bailey Rae takes to the stage. "I missed you too," she replies with a smile but, really, this is one pop star with more to worry about of late than retaining her fan base. This is Bailey Rae's first full gig since the 2008 death of her husband, Jason Rae, from a suspected drugs overdose and, while she makes no direct mention of her loss, it looms large in the songs that dominate tonight's short-but-bittersweet set.

Album: Al Green, Lay It Down (EMI)

Reverend Green's abiding cross to bear is the perfection of his recordings in the early 1970s: the body/soul double helix expressed with enveloping, nose-to-nose intimacy.

Album: Al Green, Lay It Down (Blue Note)

Producers from Arthur Baker to Al B Sure have striven to find a more potent vehicle for Al Green's ecstatic falsetto than that originally devised in the early Seventies by Willie Mitchell, characterised by the occasional prompt of horns or organ against that trademark flat snare, clipped guitar and discreet curtain of strings.

In the black: singer is estimated to have built £10m fortune

She might be married to a man who is in jail on remand, battling drug addiction and the subject of a police investigation into an alleged assault, but life's not all bad for the singer Amy Winehouse.

Bailey Rae's husband dies of 'drug overdose'

The husband of the singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae has died of a suspected drugs overdose. Police found the body of Jason Rae, 31, a saxophonist with the funk band The Haggis Horns, at a flat in the Hyde Park area of Leeds yesterday afternoon.

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