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One Direction 'blown away' by Global Success Award

One Direction say they're "blown away" after winning the inaugural Brit Award for global success. It's in recognition of their huge international sales.

Speaking after this year's awards at London's O2 Arena, singer Harry Styles said the award was "crazy". The band also revealed details of an upcoming 'access all areas' film.

Emeli Sande, Ben Howard and all the night's big winners here.


Singer Jaki Graham records new album in Leeds

The singer Jaki Graham has recorded her new album at a studio in Leeds. She had a string of singles and albums in the 1980s and 1990s and is perhaps most famous for her songs 'Could it be I'm falling in love?' as well as 'Set me free'.

Jaki's new album, 'For sentimental reasons', was recorded at the Savile and Chrome studios in Leeds and takes her music in a new direction. It features a series of jazz covers performed with her own unique sound. She hopes it goes down well with existing fans and helps her win a new audience too.


Piano Postcards raise money for music charities

Brian Blessed's postcard

An exhibition of music-inspired postcards drawn by celebrities like Brian Blessed and Sir Paul McCartney is being held at Leeds University. Leeds born writer Alan Bennett has also contributed a picture to the 'Piano Postcards' show.

The postcards will be sold to raise money for music charities Norfoff Robbins and Live Music Now.

Alan Bennett's postcard
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