London musician Sampha was awarded Britain's Mercury Prize on Thursday for his debut album, Process, beating out competition from singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.
Keith Richards has disclosed that The Rolling Stones are working on a new album after a picture showed leading British rapper Skepta in the studio with the rock legends.
The Coachella festival kicks off on Friday with performances from Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamar and its highest-ever attendance as it weathers growing competition in the live music world.
Drake, the prolific hip-hop star who was last year's top-selling artist, has returned with a song collection in which he ventures further into dancehall rhythms and taps fellow big names.
Grime hip-hop artist Skepta was awarded Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize on Thursday for his album Konnichiwa in recognition of a resurgent homegrown genre, muscling out late rock legend David Bowie.