Sam Smith has been nominated for four prizes at this year's Mobo awards, including best male.
Russell Brand in space
Brand's fiance', singer Katy Perry, has bought him a ticket to fly into space.
Katy Perry has spent £128,000 on a Virgin Galactic spacecraft ticket as a birthday gift for the British comedian, Virgin has confirmed.
Brand will be flying into space after a three day training course, but he will have to wait quite a while to take advantage of his present as the space flights are still being tested.
The ticket was bought for him last June to celebrate his 35th birthday.
Sixties wild child Marianne Faithfull has said she believes there is nothing left for today's young music artists to do other than to take more clothes off.
Manic Street Preachers are taking their 20-year-old album The Holy Bible - viewed by many as their greatest release - on tour for the first time later this year.
Billy Connolly has revealed that his good friend Robin Williams phoned him for advice on Parkinson's disease just days before he committed suicide.