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November release set for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge 2016

The new collection will hit the shops before Christmas.

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BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge 2016 will arrive on 11th November 2016 it has been announced.

The collection celebrates the best of the past year’s Live Lounge sessions and it’s the 11th instalment in the series. Known for attracting some of the biggest names and new artists in music, the album showcases the biggest hits of the year through unique cover versions or creative reworks of artists’ own tracks.

Live Lounge 2016 features tracks from the likes of Biffy Clyro, Jack Garratt, Fifth Harmony, Bastille and One Direction. There are first time appearances from Lukas Graham, Blossoms and Shawn Mendes, and the return of Coldplay, James Bay, Usher and Olly Murs.

The 1975 taking on Justin Bieber’s Sorry, Gorgon City take on Drake’s One Dance, Nick Jonas makes Lush Life his own and Craig David’s put his own spin on Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself.

Clara Amfo says, “We’ve had so many great artists in the Live Lounge over the last year. It remains genuinely exciting to see what tracks they’re going to take on and the results are always truly memorable.”

Radio 1’s Live Lounge attracts the best acts in the world and is hosted by Clara Amfo. September saw the return of the hugely successful Live Lounge Month – when 25 of the biggest and newest acts from the UK and beyond performed in Radio 1’s Live.

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