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The 35 greatest debut albums of all time

Including The Doors, Lady Gaga and Kanye West

This is the most popular funeral song in the world

Ed Sheeran and Westlife made their debut on the list for 2019

Charity Tillemann-Dick: Singer who drew music from transplanted lungs

The celebrated American opera singer, who survived two double lung transplants, displayed total dedication to her art in the face of serious illness

Listening to music ‘significantly impairs’ creativity

New research debunks the myth that working to music boosts creativity

The Brexit boy band ‘showing the love between Britain and Europe’

This Dutch group may sound like a stunt but they have grabbed more attention than most activists in the bitter debate around Brexit, says Alex Marshall

Madonna at 60: Ten greatest songs from the Queen of Pop

She’s been making music for 36 years and is one of the great survivors of a notoriously fickle business, staying vital and relevant by constantly pushing the boundaries of pop culture