89.7 Bay hitmaker Ed Sheeran named ‘artist of the decade’

89.7 Bay hitmaker Ed Sheeran has been named the artist of the decade. During the last 10 years, the singer has had 12 number one singles and albums and has also spent an incredible 79 weeks at number one – more than any other artist. If that wasn’t enough, his massive 89.7 Bay hit ‘Shape […]

‘Kylie, Robbie and U2’ to perform in Malta this weekend

One of Malta’s most popular beaches will host a special music festival this weekend in aid of charity. Pretty Bay in the beautiful seaside resort of Birzebbuga is the venue for the ‘Family Weekend Festival‘ to celebrate the end of a fantastic summer in Malta. The event is free but you’re encouraged to make a […]

Nicki Minaj announces her retirement from music

Nicki Minaj has announced she’s retiring from music to have a family. The rapper, 36, took to social media to break the news to her fans, who have gone into meltdown. She tweeted: ‘I’ve decided to retire and have my family. I know you guys are happy now. ‘To my fans, keep reppin me, do […]

Ariana Grande sues fashion store chain over ‘lookalike’

Ariana Grande is suing the fashion store chain Forever 21 for €9 million in damages. The Thank U Next singer is furious over an alleged ‘lookalike’ it used in an advertising campaign. Her lawyer’s claim the brand hired a model with an ‘uncanny’ resemblance to Ariana after she refused to endorse the company. Forever 21 […]

Ellie Goulding ‘overwhelmed with gratitude’ after wedding

Ellie Goulding has revealed she feels ‘overwhelmed with gratitude’ following her star-studded wedding. The Hate Me singer, 32, married her art dealer boyfriend Caspar Jopling on Saturday. The glamorous ceremony in York was attended by a number of A-list celebrities and members of the royal family. Sharing a picture from the ceremony on Instagram, Ellie […]

Ariana ‘overwhelmed’ as she performs in Manchester again

Ariana Grande has revealed she feels ‘completely overwhelmed’” after performing in Manchester again, two years after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert. She told the crowd at Manchester Pride on Sunday night: ‘I’m so happy to be with you, so thank you for having me. ‘Sorry, I’m so nervous. I had so […]

Eliana to perform for Malta at Junior Eurovision 2019

Eliana Gomez Blanco will represent Malta at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The singer, 14, was chosen after a public vote via SMS and by a jury. Members of the jury included former Eurovision star Claudia Faniello, last year’s Junior Eurovision performer Ela Mangion. The finalists were: Aiden Aquilina Cohen – ‘Loved Either Way’ Francesca […]

Listen: Taylor Swift sparks engagement rumours with new song

Taylor Swift’s new single has left fans speculating over whether the star is engaged to her boyfriend Joe Alwyn. The 89.7 Bay hitmaker released a lyric video for the track called ‘Lover’ which is her third release from her upcoming album. The song sees Taylor return to her country roots after the massive Bay hits […]

Beyoncé ‘to reunite with Destiny’s Child for world tour’

Beyoncécould be set to reunite with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams for a Destiny’s Child world tour’, according to new reports. The bandmates have all had successful solo careers since they split in 2006 and are now said to be ready to join forces again, following the success of the Spice Girls reunion. An insider […]

Taylor Swift set to perform free concert for fans

Taylor Swift is to hold a free concert for her fans in New York. The singer, 29, will kick off her latest album release in style, taking to the stage to perform her ‘newest hits’. In a video broadcast in Times Square, she added: ‘I can’t wait to perform in Central Park on August 22.’ […]

WATCH: Ariana Grande’s new ‘Boyfriend’ video stuns fans

Ariana Grande is back with another massive tune. It’s only been six months since she dropped her record-breaking fifth studio album ‘Thank U Next’ but Ariana’s not hanging around. She released her brand new single ‘Boyfriend’ with singer-songwriter-producer duo Social House. Social House said: ‘We’ve always had so much fun working with Ariana, so we’re […]

Giant Ed Sheeran statue pops up in Moscow park

A giant statue of Ed Sheeran has appeared in a park in Moscow ahead of his concert in the Russian capital. The sculpture, which depicts the 89.7 Bay favourite lounging on his side in sunglasses, a white shirt and a pair of red shorts. The giant tribute shows the singer lying down as he rests […]

Ed Sheeran smashes another online streaming record

Ed Sheeran has set a new online streaming record. The 89.7 Bay favourite has racked up more than 69 million monthly listeners on Spotify. The milestone follows the release of the singer’s new album ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’. It features the likes of Cardi B, Justin Bieber, Khalid, Stormzy, Eminem, and many more. This new record isn’t the first […]

Revealed: The most-played song of the 21st Century

Snow Patrol’s massive hit Chasing Cars has been crowned the most-played song of the 21st Century. Originally released in 2006, the ballad remained on the charts for more than three years. It also dominated the radio airwaves, where the anthem has become the most popular song of the last 20 years. Second place went to […]

Revealed: The world’s highest-paid celebrities of 2019

Taylor Swift has been named as the world’s highest-paid celebrity for 2019. The Shake It Off singer, 29, raked in a whopping €165 million over the past year alone. She topped the Forbes Celebrity 100 annual list, beating the likes of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Taylor made the number one spot – which she […]

Ivan Grech to perform Valletta charity concert

One of Malta’s top entertainers is to host a solo concert in Valletta this summer. Winter Moods frontman Ivan Grech will perform live on stage on Tuesday 23 July at Ta’ Liesse in the capital. Ticket sales from the concert will be donated to the Maltese cancer charity Puttinu Cares. Ivan told 89.7 Bay: ‘I’m […]