Three musicians are looking to follow in the footsteps of Adele by winning the Critics' Choice honour at the Brit Awards - but who are they?
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Liam Gallagher's band Beady Eye have cancelled their performance at V Festival this month as guitarist Gem Archer recovers from a head injury.
The musician was in hospital for several days after suffering "severe head trauma" but is now recovering at home.
The band - formed after Oasis split - have already cancelled shows in Belgium and Japan following the accident on Thursday. No details about the incident have been released.
A statement released on Beady Eye's website said: "The band apologise to fans but under the circumstances feel they cannot perform without Gem and want to focus on supporting him throughout his recovery.
"Gem was released from hospital yesterday evening and is recovering at home, though remains under observation."
A band's fan-funded debut album has shot to number 12 in the charts - outselling established artists including Daft Punk and Justin Timberlake in the process.
Despite not having the support of a major record label, Hey! Hello!'s self-titled record - funded entirely by the crowd-sourcing website Pledge Music - is currently number 12 in the midweek charts.
The Anglo-American duo behind Hey! Hello!, New York singer Victoria Liedtke and British artist Ginger Wildheart, said it was "amazing" the way the album had been embraced.
Editor-in-chief of Classic Rock Scott Rowley said there was a great irony that the "great record" had been produced by someone who had been discounted as a "lost cause" and "too old" by major record labels.
The growing appeal of the band, who have been described as a cross between ABBA and Green Day, has enabled them to tour the US and Japan, and shoot a video for a new song.
One Direction have released a video for their new single Best Song Ever - the latest offering from the boy band.
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has pulled his solo songs and those of his new band off Spotify, complaining that new artists on the site do not get paid.
The musician and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich took to Twitter to criticise the music streaming service:
Make no mistake new artists you discover on #Spotify will no get paid. meanwhile shareholders will shortly being rolling in it. Simples.
Yorke retweeted a number of posts from Godrich, a member of Yorke's new group Atoms for Peace, who said Spotify was "bad for new music".
Anyway. Here's one. We're off of spotify.. Can't do that no more man.. Small meaningless rebellion.
Someone gotta say something. It's bad for new music..
On its website, Spotify says it "pays royalties in relation to an artist's popularity on the service".
US rapper 50 Cent has been charged with domestic violence and vandalism in Los Angeles after an alleged altercation with the mother of his child.
The rapper, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, is accused of kicking the woman and destroying $7,100 (£4,648) worth of property in her condominium on June 23 in the Toluca Lake area of Los Angeles.
The 37-year-old, who has sold about 20 million albums worldwide, has been charged with one count of misdemeanour domestic violence and four counts of vandalism, Los Angeles City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said.
If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in jail and $46,000 in fines if convicted on all counts.
Single sales in the UK have surged this year largely due to the highly successful songs 'Get Lucky' by Daft Punk and 'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams.
Sales are up by 2.5% on the same period last year and if the trend continues, 2013 could be the biggest year ever for singles in British music history, according to the Official Charts Company.
'Get Lucky' is the top single of the year so far, having sold over a million copies since it was released 10 weeks ago and 'Blurred Lines' has clocked up over 820,000 sales in the last month.
The top five are:
1. 'Get Lucky' by Daft Punk.
2. 'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams.
3. 'Thrift Shop' by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
4. 'Just Give Me A Reason' by Pink.
5. 'Mirrors' by Justin Timberlake.
Online retailer Amazon has stepped up the battle for music sales with the announcement that it will give away digital versions when customers buy CDs and vinyl records - and they will backdate for any past purchases.
The free MP3 service, named AutoRip, will enable Amazon customers to have instant access to music they have bought days before their purchases arrive in the post.
The firm has already lined up in excess of 350,000 albums for AutoRip with more titles to be added, and said there will be no knock-on effect on its prices.
Tracks will be added to customers' Amazon Cloud Player account and can either be streamed or downloaded to devices such as iPhones, iPads, Kindles and smartphones.
Mumford & Sons bass player Ted Dwane has been discharged from hospital, the band have announced.
Dwane required surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain earlier this week.
The band posted on Facebook: "It is with great joy that we can announce that Ted has been discharged from hospital and is on the road to a full recovery.
"The surgery went well, and the excellent medical team helping him are very pleased with his progress. He has been nothing short of heroic in how he has handled the whole ordeal."
The band have cancelled the remainder of their US shows but are due to headline Glastonbury at the end of the month.