Simon Cowell's Grenfell single tops chart

Simon Cowell's Grenfell single tops chart

A single to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire has topped this week’s chart – despite only being released on Wednesday morning. More than 50 stars including Stormzy, Rita Ora and Liam Payne recorded Bridge Over Troubled Water to support victims’ families and survivors. The track sold 170,000 copies in less than 48 hours – the vast majority of which were download sales. The cover of the Simon and Garfunkel classic…

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Simon Cowell plans Grenfell charity single

Simon Cowell plans Grenfell charity single

Simon Cowell has said he intends to record a charity single to help the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. “We hope to confirm a record tomorrow which will raise some money for the many people affected by this tragedy,” the pop impresario wrote on Thursday. Cowell, who lives in the same London borough as the now burnt-out tower, called the blaze “heartbreaking”. It is not yet known which acts will appear on the single…

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Sir Simon Rattle's debut to include 10-day festival

Sir Simon Rattle's debut to include 10-day festival

Sir Simon Rattle’s first season as music director of the London Symphony Orchestra will launch with a 10-day celebration in September. Highlights of the festival will include an all-British line-up of composers for the opening concert, featuring a new work by rising star Helen Grime. There will also be a London-Paris link-up to celebrate Stravinsky. As part of a new scheme to attract more young people, all tickets for under-18s at LSO Barbican concerts will…

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