1. 'Les Miserables' Soundtrack Holds at No. 1 on UK Albums Chart

    January 28, 2013 10:30 AM EST The original motion picture cast recording of "Les Miserables" (Polydor/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Dutch DJ/producer duo Bingo Players hit the top of the singles list for the first time with a bestselling debut for …

  2. The XX, Paul Weller Lead Mercury Betting

    September 07, 2010 12:25 PM EDT T he XX are back as favorites to win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize in London tonight (Sept. 7) with their debut "XX" (Young Turks/XL Recordings). Their betting odds with bookmaker William Hill are evens. The £20,000 ($31,000) prize goes to album of the year from a U.K. or Irish act,…

  3. The xx, Dizzee Rascal Make Mercury Prize Shortlist

    July 20, 2010 10:24 AM EDT U.K. alt-rock veteran Paul Weller's 10th solo album and Dublin-based quintet Villagers' debut have made the shortlist for the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, along with albums from the xx, Dizzee Rascal and Corinne Bailey Rae. The 12-strong shortlist was unveiled at London venue the…

  4. Kylie Minogue Tops U.K. Album Chart

    July 12, 2010 7:43 AM EDT Twenty-two years after her first U.K. No. 1 album, Kylie Minogue scored her fifth with "Aphrodite" (Parlophone/EMI), while pop band JLS debuted atop the singles chart with "The Club Is Alive" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). The Australian pop icon's first chart…

  5. BRMC Signs Overseas Deal With Echo

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has signed a new deal with the Echo label for Europe and the United Kingdom. Rock outfit Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has signed a new deal with the Echo label for Europe and the United Kingdom. BRMC will bring along its Abstract Dragon imprint, on which…

  6. Billboard Bits: MusicNet, Uncle Tupelo, La Route du Rock

    May 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MusicNet's launch, Uncle Tupelo reissues, La Route du Rock festival RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser unveiled the delivery technology for MusicNet -- the joint-venture online music subscription service between Real, Warner Music Group (WMG), BMG Entertainment, and EMI -- today (May 17…