Rag’N’Bone Man has been the UK breakout artist of 2017. His album has flown since release in February. I see it going through to the end of this year and beyond.
We’ve only just started with this amazing artist. Pink’s latest single What About Us is a smash and the album will follow suit. Pink is a true global superstar.
Meanwhile, Little Mix are currently Britain’s biggest pop group and Glory Days has already gone double platinum – so we’re excited to be releasing an updated version featuring four new songs, including Reggaeton Lento with CNCO.
Elvis is returning with a Christmas album. His previous two releases with the RPO have sold 1.6 million copies in the UK alone, illustrating his enduring appeal.
RPO have also worked with Roy Orbison’s family for a fabulous new record. Foo Fighters are the world’s biggest rock band and Concrete And Gold, their latest chart-topping album, will go through to Christmas and beyond.
The same applies to Arcade Fire, London Grammar, Kasabian and The Script, who’ve all enjoyed No.1 albums with their current releases. Additionally, J Hus’ Common Sense continues to build momentum.
Paloma Faith’s infectious style grows in popularity, with each album selling more than the predecessor and we’re confident this will continue with the new record.
Harry Styles continues promo on his No.1 album whilst X Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry – following the success of Súbeme La Radio – releases his debut album and Tokio Myers, the gifted Britain’s Got Talent winner, also brings out his first record.
Bradley Walsh – the UK’s No.1 break-through solo artist of 2016 – continues the big band vibe with his second album. We also have a heavyweight curation schedule including Ministry Of Sound Recordings’ The Annual, 80s, Stripped and Live Lounge.
George Michael passed on December 25 last year. He had been working on an album – a remastered version of 1990 release Listen Without Prejudice with his legendary MTV Unplugged performance.
We hope, as we approach this sombre anniversary, it does George’s memory justice.
COO, Sony Music UK & Ireland