1. Aphex Twin, Erasure Return to Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

    October 03, 2014 2:10 PM EDT After nearly a 13-year wait, Aphex Twin returns with its first full-length album since 2001, Syro . The album debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums and No. 11 on the Billboard 200, selling 23,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the best sales week…

  2. Vince Clarke & Martin Gore Talk VCMG, New Depeche Mode & Erasure

    February 23, 2012 12:20 PM EST The reunion of Vince Clarke and Martin Gore on record for the first time since Depeche Mode's debut album in 1981 -- for VCMG's "Ssss," dropping March 13 -- was "a bolt out of the blue," according to Gore. "I got an e-mail from Vince -- I wasn't aware…

  3. Frankmusik Hits Electro-Pop Jackpot: Teams With Erasure for New Album & Tour

    July 29, 2011 7:00 PM EDT It may sound a little corny, but one can't help but think that Frankmusik is having a full-circle moment. The 25-year-old electronic/pop singer/producer not only landed the plum gig of producing electro-pop pioneers Erasure 's new album "Tomorrow's World" (due in…

  4. Depeche Mode Co-Founders Reunite for Instrumental Techno Project

    June 11, 2011 9:14 AM EDT D epeche Mode co-founders Martin Gore and Vince Clarke have reunited for a side project that's also benefited the group's new "Remixes 2: 81-11" collection. Gore tells Billboard.com he was able to tap Clarke -- who left Depeche Mode in 1981 and subsequently formed Yazoo…

  5. Alison Moyet Fulfills Wish With Yaz Reunion

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For Alison Moyet, the upcoming Yazoo tour represents a chance to complete some unfinished business. For Alison Moyet, the upcoming Yazoo tour represents a chance to complete some unfinished business. Although the British singer has carved out a hugely successful career as a solo artist since…

  6. Yaz Back Together For Summer Shows

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST For the first time in more than 25 years, British dance duo Yazoo -- known as Yaz in the United States -- will reunite for a series of shows in the U.K. and U.S. this summer. For the first time in more than 25 years, British dance duo Yazoo -- known as Yaz in the United States -- will reunite…

  7. 'World' Party

    May 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After an unexpected acoustic detour with last year's "Union Street," veteran synth-pop duo Erasure is back in familiar territory for "Light at the End of the World," due this week via Mute. After an unexpected acoustic detour with last year's "Union Street,…

  8. Erasure Sees The 'Light' On New Album

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST After an unexpected acoustic detour with last year's "Union Street," veteran synth-pop duo Erasure is back in familiar territory for "Light at the End of the World," due May 22 via Mute. The 10-track After an unexpected acoustic detour with last year's "…

  9. Pet Shop Boys, Erasure Ready New Albums

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Synth-pop veterans the Pet Shop Boys and Erasure are readying new albums for release in the spring. Synth-pop veterans the Pet Shop Boys and Erasure are readying new albums for release in the spring. First up will be Erasure's "Union Street," which is due April 3…

  10. Chart Beat

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Scores a career best, Depeche Mode returns, plus chart news involving Chris Brown, Kelly Clarkson and Sheryl Crow, Santana, Michelle Branch, Goo Goo Dolls and Jordan Knight. DOLLY WOULD: Dolly Parton's new album is the highest-debuting set of her career on The Billboard 200. "…

  11. Erasure's Bell Preps Solo Debut

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Erasure frontman Andy Bell has signed a worldwide solo recording deal with Sanctuary Records. Erasure frontman Andy Bell has signed a worldwide solo recording deal with Sanctuary Records, according to the artist's Web site . His solo debut, "Electric Blue," will be released Oct…

  12. CHART BEAT BONUS

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson reports on chart activities relating to 50 Cent, Green Day, Curtis Mayfield, Erasure, Motley Crue, Rob Thomas and Sugarland. DO THE MATH: There's a buck-and-a-half worth of 50 Cent in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 as the rapper claims three spots. He's the…

  13. Nightbird

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Erasure's Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have been making music for 20 years. In that time, the duo has had its fair share of hits and misses. The act's last two albums of original material ("Loveboat" an Erasure's Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have been making music for 20…

  14. Erasure Back In Flight With 'Nightbird'

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Former Depeche Mode and Yaz member Vince Clarke and singer Andy Bell, who record as Erasure, have reason to rejoice. This is the synth-pop duo's 20th year making beautiful music together. To honor the anniversary, the pair is releasing its…

  15. Erasure's Bell Reveals HIV-Positive Status

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Erasure principal Andy Bell has confirmed he has been HIV-positive for more than six years. Erasure principal Andy Bell has confirmed he has been HIV-positive for more than six years. "I found out I was [HIV-positive] in June 1998 when I had a bout of pneumonia in Mallorca," he said…

  16. Other People's Songs

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST Hardcore Erasure fans will likely gobble up this collection of cover songs, as it is the pair's first new effort in three years (the lackluster Loveboat was its last). Although Erasure's Andy Bell and Hardcore Erasure fans will likely gobble up this collection of cover songs, as it…

  17. Diverse List Of Songs Get Erasure-fied

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. British duo Erasure has been making music for 18 years. In the years since bandmates Andy Bell and Vince Clarke released their first album, "Wonderland" -- which spawned global hits like "Who Needs Love (Like That)" and "…

  18. CHART BEAT CHAT

    January 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST Fred Bronson answers readers' questions and discusses Alison Moyet, success of international artists in the U.S., the future of rap, ranking the top songs of the rock era, online charts, and Billboard ALISON? HER AIM IS TRUE Dear Fred, This past weekend on VH1 Classic, I caught the…

  19. Erasure Tackles 'Other People's Songs'

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Veteran synth-dance-pop group Erasure will release an album of covers Jan. 28 via Mute North America. Dubbed "Other People's Songs," the duo's 12-track set features songs by Peter Gabriel, Buddy Holly Veteran synth-dance-pop group Erasure will release an album of covers…