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The French electronica duo were photographed while going through security

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Laura Mvula, The Tabernacle, London

There’s much talk of The New Boring, the supposed prevalence of a staid, pleasant, young fogeyish tendency in new music - the success of your Michael Kiwanukas, Adeles and Ben Howards being its most obvious symptom.

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Singer Adele, winner of the Best Original Song award for 'Skyfall,' attends the Oscars Governors Ball at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood

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Adele's latest performance and her Oscar win have further cemented her worldwide stardom.

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Fan allegedly attacks Rihanna for getting back together with Chris Brown

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Salif Keita, Royal Festival Hall, London

Salif Keita found fame with the Rail Band of Bamako in the late 1960s, then with the Ambassadeurs. Both revelled in combining Afro-Cuban and native elements, with their classic line-up of electric guitar, balafon, kora and brass.

Mumford & Sons scoop best album Grammy for chart-topper Babel

The fast-rising band Mumford & Sons led the way for British acts at the Grammy Awards, where global star Adele also triumphed.

Adele dedicates award to 'all the other females doing this' at the Grammy Awards 2013

Adele beat off stiff competition from Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepsen and Katy Perry to scoop best pop solo performance at the Grammy Awards and lead the British charge.

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Justin Bieber apologises for smoking cannabis...and searches for the future Mrs Bieber

‘Squeaky clean’ teen pop idol Justin Bieber has apologised for smoking cannabis on Saturday Night Live.

The crash came on the eve of the Grammy Awards, almost exactly four years after Brown assaulted his girlfriend, singer Rihanna, the night before the awards show in 2009.

Chris Brown crashes car into wall after being 'chased by paparazzi' ahead of Grammy Awards

Brown told police that photographers were chasing him until the crash

A new film on backing singers reveals the truth about some of the most familiar, but little-known, voices in pop

New film puts the spotlight on backing singers

The truth about some of the most familiar, but little-known, voices in pop. Emma Jones steps into the shadows at the back of the stage

Canadian teenage pop star Justin Bieber

'We did it! #HISTORY': Justin Bieber makes American chart history with Believe Acoustic

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber became the youngest artist to land five chart-topping albums in the United States on Wednesday when his latest record, Believe Acoustic, debuted atop the Billboard 200 album chart.

Sting, Rihanna and Bruno Mars will perform together at the Grammys on Sunday night

Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Sting to perform together at the Grammy Awards

Darlings of the Grammy Awards Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Sting will perform together at the ceremony on Sunday night.

John Fullbright: The Oklahoman is clearly an accomplished singer, piano and harmonica player, but his lyrical sensibility feels a tad undercooked

John Fullbright, The Slaughtered Lamb, London

"Woody Guthrie always said people were hoping machines, I'd argue we're worrying machines," maintains the 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Okemah, Oklahoma, home of Guthrie.

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