While boyband phenomenon One Direction announced an indefinite ‘hiatus’, 2015 saw Sam Smith winning a Golden Globe for his Bond theme, Ed Sheeran become the most streamed UK artist in the world, and Adele return triumphantly to the top of album charts around the world. The Debrett’s Music list is not limited to the people behind the microphones; DJs, promoters, producers, label bosses and broadcasters remain powerful forces in determining the tunes played on our airwaves and in our earphones.


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