1. Sick Paloma Faith Cancels Australia Tour

    May 13, 2015 11:20 PM EDT Paloma Faith has shut down her first tour of Australia due to illness.  The reigning best British female Brit Award-winner pulled up sick ahead of her second show at Sydney’s State Theatre on Tuesday. The gig was rescheduled the following night, but was subsequently called off. Now, on…

  2. Sam Smith's 'In the Lonely Hour' Tops Historic U.K. Albums Chart

    March 02, 2015 3:39 AM EST Sam Smith capped the week of his double Brit Award victory by claiming another piece of history, as In The Lonely Hour (Capitol/Universal) topped the first U.K. album chart to incorporate streaming data alongside downloads and traditional sales. As the new data was unveiled yesterday…

  3. BBC Music Awards 2014: Ed Sheeran & Pharrell Win Big; One Direction, Coldplay Among Performers

    December 11, 2014 7:28 PM EST Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams took home the major honors at the inaugural BBC Music Awards, held Thursday night (Dec. 11) at London's Earl's Court.  Sheeran won British Artist of the Year at the star-studded bash, which featured performances from Coldplay , One Direction ,…

  4. One Direction, Ellie Goulding On 'Epic' Band Aid Recording Session

    November 15, 2014 6:55 PM EST A who's who of U.K. stars joined forces on Saturday (Nov. 15) to record a new version of "Do They Know It’s Christmas?"  And now you can see what some of your favorite A-listers wore to the event. Led by Bob Geldof ; One Direction , Rita Ora , Ed Sheeran , Ellie…

  5. One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay to Perform at Inaugural BBC Music Awards

    October 24, 2014 4:10 AM EDT One Direction , Ed Sheeran , Coldplay , Calvin Harris , Paloma Faith and Clean Bandit will perform at the inaugural BBC Music Awards in London on Dec. 11, the U.K. public broadcaster announced on Friday. The U.K. public broadcaster first unveiled the new awards show, which will compete with…

  6. Ed Sheeran's 'X' the U.K.'s Best-Seller for 2014...So Far

    October 03, 2014 5:06 AM EDT Ed Sheeran’s X is the best-selling artist album in the U.K. so far this year. Music sales tracker The Official Charts Company said the release leads the charts after the first nine months of the year with more than 634,000 copies sold, ahead of Sam Smith's debut album In the Lonely…

  7. The Script Beats Barbra Streisand To U.K. No. 1

    September 22, 2014 4:48 AM EDT Dublin pop-rock trio the Script have made it three U.K. No. 1s from four albums, after their new set No Sound Without Silence debuted at the top yesterday (Sept. 21). On the singles chart, British drum ‘n’ bass duo Sigma achieved their second No. 1 single with “Changing” (3 Beat/All Around…

  8. Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' Bows At No. 1 in U.K.

    May 26, 2014 7:25 AM EDT First-week sales of 168,000 made Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories” (Parlophone/Warner Music) both the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of the year and the new No. 1 title, in sales data published Sunday (May 25) by the Official Charts Company. British pop-dance star Sam Smith scored his third chart…

  9. Lily Allen’s 'Sheezus' Bows At No. 1 In U.K.

    May 12, 2014 5:12 AM EDT British pop favorite Lily Allen’s “Sheezus” (Parlophone/Warner Music) has become her second U.K. No. 1 album. The Official Charts Company’s new sales data, published Sunday (May 11), also showed Dutch hip-hop star Mr. Probz reclaiming the singles chart crown with “Waves” (Left Lane Recordings…

  10. Mr. Probz, Paolo Nutini Rule U.K. Sales Charts

    April 28, 2014 7:07 AM EDT Dutch hip-hop star Mr. Probz debuted atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (April 27), as “Waves” (Left Lane Recordings) sold nearly 127,000 units. Paolo Nutini started a second week at No. 1 on the artist album chart with “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/Warner Music). Mr. Probz becomes the latest…

  11. Kaiser Chiefs Reign Again In U.K., Sigma Grabs Top Single With Kanye West Remake

    April 14, 2014 4:30 AM EDT Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody To Love” (3 Beat/All Around The World…

  12. Pharrell Williams' Record-Breaking 'Happy' Returns to No. 1 in U.K.

    March 03, 2014 3:41 AM EST Pharrell Williams was in record-breaking form as the Official Charts Company unveiled the U.K.’s weekly sales data on Sunday (March 2). His smash hit “Happy” (Back Lot) became the first single for 57 years to start a third separate run at No. 1. It sold its millionth copy in the territory…

  13. Franz Ferdinand Frontman Accuses Pharrell of 'Borrowing' 'Take Me Out' Riff

    January 31, 2014 9:39 PM EST Alex Kapranos notes similarities in Paloma Faith's "Can't Rely on You" Pharrell Williams was involved in his share of lawsuits last year -- from a spat with will.i.am over his i am OTHER brand to his part in a suit from Marvin Gaye's family concerning his work on…

  14. U.K.’s Isle of Man Festival Canceled Due to Poor Sales

    June 27, 2013 12:30 AM EDT Despite the lure of crowd-pleasers Primal Scream, Paloma Faith and Johnny Marr, organizers of the inaugural Isle of Man festival have canceled the event amid disappointing ticket sales. The festival on the small island located just off the west coast of England in the Irish sea, famous as a…

  15. Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons Lead BRIT Award Nominations

    January 10, 2013 7:05 PM EST British music stars Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Rita Ora lead the nominations for the 2013 BRIT Awards, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 10). The annual salute to U.K. artists will be held on Feb. 20, with performances from One Direction, Muse, Sande, Mumford & Sons,…

  16. Justice Collective's Charity Single Wins Christmas No. 1 Title

    December 24, 2012 9:00 AM EST Cover of 'He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother' Includes Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams The U.K.'s much sought-after Christmas No. 1 crown was won on Sunday (Dec. 23) by the Justice Collective's cover of the Hollies' 1969 hit "He Ain't Heavy He's…

  17. Watch Paloma Faith's Live Tastemakers Session: Video

    December 13, 2012 1:30 PM EST Paloma Faith at her Tastemakers Session British songstress Paloma Faith is just beginning to really tackle the U.S. -- but her music and her style has always taken a page from mid-century American culture, she says. Recently the soulful young singer took to the Mophonics Studio in Manhattan…

  18. Olly Murs Finds 'Right Time' to Lead U.K. Chart Again

    December 10, 2012 8:30 AM EST Olly Murs has the U.K.'s No. 1 artist album for a second week, after "Right Place Right Time" was confirmed at the summit again by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Dec. 9). On the singles chart, 20-year-old, Wiltshire-born singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin climbed 6-1…

  19. Robbie Williams Ends 8-Year Drought on U.K. Charts

    November 05, 2012 7:05 AM EST First No. 1 Single Since '04; Meanwhile Calvin Harris Tops Kylie Minogue on Album List Robbie Williams scored his first U.K. No. 1 single in eight years yesterday with "Candy" to move into joint second place with Gary Barlow and Cliff Richard on 14 chart-toppers, behind only…

  20. Bubbling Under: Dance, Adult Pop Gotta Have Paloma Faith

    November 02, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Paloma Faith, Cazzette, City Harbor and the Rock Mob. Paloma Faith In the vein of such sassy female British pop singer…

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