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Dance music accounts for quarter of UK top ten tracks this year

Dance music has been having a good year in the UK music charts according to new number crunching from record industry trade group BPI. It says that dance tracks are now only second to pop music when it comes to dominating the top ten.According to the BPI’s analysis of Official Charts Company data, 26.1% of all the tracks to enter the UK singles top ten this year have been from the dance genre, which is an 80% increase on 2021, and nearly three times as much as in 2019.
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Twitter for performing at a Tory conference held in Birmingham just weeks after performing at several Pride events.The singer's music team has since defended Ella's decision to perform at the event despite some critics claiming the party "does not sympathise with the LGBTQ+ community".Ella performed at a fringe event at the Conservative Birmingham conference, put on by TikTok and UK Music on Tuesday.A video has since surfaced online of Ella performing her hit single Ghost at the event.Twitter users rushed to the micro-blogging site to slam the singer who performed at Pride events just weeks ago.Divinadecamp said: "So Pride aren't gonna be booking Ella Henderson again are they?"Performing for Tory conference when they have rolled back on every promise and actively ignored people on the GRA reforms consultation is a load of s**te mate." (sic)Djcraiglaw added: "Disappointed with Ella Henderson. On the one hand, she may not have much of a say what of what goes in her diary, but she did have a choice to walk on that stage and entertain an audience that has been actively hostile to our LGBTQ+ community."Jackremmington quipped: "Ella Henderson performing on the B Stage at 57,000 Prides a year and pretending to be an ally."Along with the clip, Social media user Josh commented: "Dunno what’s more tragic between going to a tory conference or enjoying ella henderson’s music haha." (sic)A spokesperson for UK Music, who organised Ella's appearance at the Tory event has since lept to the singer's defence.The statement read: "Ella Henderson performed as a guest of UK Music and TikTok at the Conservative Party Conference, following a similar event at the Labour Party Conference the week before.
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