Firstly, let's welcome @CaptainCait to the UK community! Great job on becoming an editor!
Now, some interesting news: even though Ed Sheeran didn't release any music in 2018, he's still the UK's most-played artist of that year. Ed's been in the top for the past three years. Meanwhile, listeners in the UK loved UK music in 2018, with only one foreign artist having a place in the charts.
Some more charts for you, this time the radio airplay charts! Ed Sheeran was top of these as well, but he didn't have the most-played song; this spot was held by Portugal the Man's "Feel it Still". Jess Glynne's "These Days" came in second; she's appeared in the top ten radio airplay charts four times in the last five years!
Meanwhile, the music artists for New Horizons 2019 have been unveiled. These twelve artists, including Eve Goodman, HANNA2K and Endaf, will get the chance to play gigs and festivals to boost their profiles!
The Genius UK expansion hub has been updated, and it will now receive regular updates on how well we're doing! Our revamped plan includes reaching out to get artists verified, reboot the UK Discord and kickstart some new initiatives!
This month has seen the release of Emeli Sandé's REAL LIFE, and in just a few days, we'll see the releases of Bang Bang Romeo's A Heartbreaker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Doom Days from Bastille! For more, check the 2019 UK albums release calendars!