1. The Holmes Brothers, "Feed My Soul"

    February 26, 2010 3:00 PM EST On the Holmes Brothers ' 2007 album, "State of Grace," Wendell Holmes sang about how a cancer diagnosis stopped him in his tracks--but apparently not for long. The trio's 10th studio set, "Feed My Soul," sports a career-high nine originals and finds Wendell…

  2. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 11:24 AM EST Lady Gaga , Florence and the Machine , Dizzee Rascal , Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organised by U.K. trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 from 8pm tonight (Feb. 16) with further…

  3. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 19, 2010 6:49 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle . U.K. acts Florence and the Machine , Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Arena on Feb. 16 and screened live on ITV1.…

  4. Christina Aguilera Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 4:49 PM EST Christina Aguilera, Title TBD (RCA) Release Date: April 2010 Recorded in her home studio, Christina Aguilera 's as-yet-untitled fourth studio album shows her dabbling in rap and dance and boasts an intriguing array of collaborators: Linda Perry , Sia Furler & Sam Dixon, Chris "…

  5. Saving Abel Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:21 PM EST Saving Abel, Title TBD (Virgin) Release Date: TBD A gold-certified debut album has put a little pressure on Saving Abel , which plans to release its sophomore set in 2010. "You can't come out with something that's mediocre," frontman Jared Weeks says. "It just keeps…

  6. Shirley Bassey Returns With 'The Performance'

    November 03, 2009 3:10 PM EST One of Britain's most beloved entertainers, with global career sales estimated at 135 million by her label, Shirley Bassey hardly needs to make albums anymore. But on November 9 in the United Kingdom, Geffen/Universal will release "The Performance," produced by James Bond…

  7. Saving Abel Road-Testing New Songs, Album Due In 2010

    November 02, 2009 2:26 PM EST S aving Abel could "put out a new album today if we wanted to," according to drummer Blake Dixon. But the Mississippi hard rockers plan to do some more work before finishing their sophomore effort -- and follow-up their gold-certified 2008 debut -- for release during the first half…

  8. Koko Taylor, Queen Of The Blues, Dies

    June 03, 2009 6:34 PM EDT Grammy Award-winning singer Koko Taylor, known worldwide as the "Queen of the Blues," died today (June 3) of complications following surgery, her long time record label Alligator announced on its website . She was 80. Willie Dixon signed Taylor to Chess Records in 1962, and he…

  9. Green Day, Black Eyed Peas Top U.K. Charts

    May 18, 2009 8:18 AM EDT U.S. stars took over the U.K. sales charts yesterday (Sunday) as Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Music) debuted at No. 1 on the album chart and Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (Interscope/Universal) opened atop the singles survey. "21st…

  10. Springsteen's Audibles Can't Stump Nils Lofgren And E Street Band

    May 13, 2009 12:39 PM EDT As Bruce Springsteen calls out surprise after surprise on his current concert tour, the members of the E Street Band are having the time of their lives, according to guitarist Nils Lofgren. "With the new album ('Working On a Dream') and everything, I didn't expect to get…

  11. Detroit's Movement 2009 Festival Lineup Expands

    March 25, 2009 8:28 AM EDT Glitch Mob, Anthony Rother, Benga and Marc "MK" Kinchen are among the more than two dozen more performers named for Movement 2009, the annual electronic music festival that takes place each Memorial Day weekend in Detroit. The four acts join a roster of 60 DJs and live acts that…

  12. March 10, 2009

    March 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, Madonna, the Dave Clark Five and the Ventures are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 2003 – AC/DC, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, the Righteous Brothers, the Clash and the Police are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.…

  13. The Prodigy Invade U.K. Charts

    March 02, 2009 10:41 AM EST s electro pacesetters the Prodigy followed last week's No. 4 single "Omen" (Takemetothehospital) with a No. 1 debut for the album "Invaders Must Die" yesterday. Meanwhile Kelly Clarkson scored her first U.K. No. 1 single with "My Life Would Suck Without You…

  14. Lily Allen Asserts Control Over U.K. Charts

    February 16, 2009 2:35 PM EST Lily Allen added No. 1 stripes on the U.K. album chart to her continuing reign on the singles survey. The Regal/Parlophone/EMI artist's sophomore album "It's Not Me, It's You" debuted at the top, as "The Fear" started a third week at the singles summit. The…

  15. Lily Allen, Springsteen Retain U.K. Chart Peaks

    February 09, 2009 11:12 AM EST Lily Allen's Allen's "The Fear" (Regal/Parlophone/EMI) and Bruce Springsteen's "Working on a Dream" (Columbia/Sony BMG) retained the No. 1 spots on the new U.K. single and album charts respectively yesterday (Feb. 8). Allen's single started a second…

  16. Lily Allen, Bruce Springsteen Crown U.K. Charts

    February 02, 2009 10:54 AM EST Lily Allen and Bruce Springsteen were the new champions on the U.K. singles and album charts yesterday (Feb. 1). Allen's "The Fear" (Regal/Parlophone/EMI) debuted atop the singles chart, while Springsteen's "Working on a Dream" (Columbia/Sony BMG) entered the…

  17. Debut White Lies Album Soars To U.K. No. 1

    January 26, 2009 10:35 AM EST White Lies, one of the most hotly tipped new British bands of 2009, confirmed that potential with a No. 1 debut for their first album, "To Lose My Life" (Fiction/Polydor) on the new U.K. album chart. Lady GaGa's "Just Dance" (Interscope/Universal) started a third week…

  18. Chart Beat: Britney Spears, Elvis Presley, T.I.

    December 11, 2008 12:29 PM EST CIRCUSES : Britney Spears has the highest-debuting song of her career, thanks to the No. 3 bow of “Circus” (Jive) on The Billboard Hot 100. This latest single wrests the title from Spears’ first chart entry, “…Baby One More Time,” which opened at No. 17 the week of Nov. 21, 1998. Those doing…

  19. Il Divo Soars To No. 1 In The U.K.

    November 17, 2008 3:18 PM EST Crossover classical group Il Divo debuted at No. 1 on yesterday's new U.K. album chart with "The Promise" (Syco Music/ Sony BMG ), and the label also continues its stranglehold on the singles survey with the X Factor Finalists' charity release "Hero." It's…

  20. Il Divo Soars To No. 1 In The U.K.

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Crossover classical group Il Divo debuted at No. 1 on yesterday's new U.K. album chart with "The Promise" (Syco Music/Sony BMG), and the label also continues its stranglehold on the singles survey wit Crossover classical group Il Divo debuted at No. 1 on yesterday's new U…

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