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“Popular singers including Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, Shakira and Pink have been snubbed by Radio One and left off the A, B and C playlists with sources claiming they are 'too old for listeners'

Radio 1 bosses have sparked a war with some of the biggest female names in pop after refusing to include their music on playlists. 

Some of the stars who have had tracks left off the A, B and C rosters are Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry, Shakira and Pink – who all fall outside the station’s target listener age of 15 to 29.”


Radio 1 has stopped playing the likes of Katy Perry and Rita Ora, The Mirror says.

Thoughts Exhale? :tina_judging_side_eye_glance_staring_looking_red:


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Nobody listens to the radio for music anyway ..

Also, isn't radio a dying mode anyway? Isn't it all podcasts so people can skip the ads and the songs?

At least Jamie Lynn is still within the desired age... I think :deserves_kim_kardashian_smirk_pink:

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Clownery at its finest. The target audience doesn't listen to the radio for the music, let's start there. And as for age – I call BS on that. I do understand that P!nk, Rita and Katy haven't a hit for some time now, but Shakira has just destroyed streaming services so... :mattafact_alligator_telling_talking_chatting_preaching_green: just say openly u don't like them & move on :ririshade2_rihanna_eyeroll_roll_eyes_annoyed_irritated_mad:

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If the music is good I don’t think it should be ignored, but radio is archaic and as others have said, very few people listen to it anyway.

I want to listen to what I want, when I want, in* the order I choose, and not have some douch talk all over both ends.

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All you have to do is look at their playlist to see that this isn't true. Ellie Goulding is currently on their A list, and so are Lizzo and Miley Cyrus who are 30+ years old. Those other artists aren't on their playlist because they don't currently have a hit song out.



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Um, Pink and Katy have been flops on radio (and even streaming) for like a half a decade now. It has nothing to do with their age but with their music. Also Shakira in recent years hasn't been big on radio outside of Latin American countries anyways; most of her recent success comes from streaming.

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This is pure bs. Pink was all over the radio when she had a single out recently. As was GaGa last year. Miley, Lizzo and Sza etc. Hello TAYLOR SWIFT??


...Rita Ora is a flop. Why on earth would she be on on the radio, like ever? :wyd_wtf_meme_hand_umm_wth_what_the_hell:

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