1. Robbie Williams' Hits Set Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    October 21, 2010 8:21 AM EDT Robbie Williams makes a No. 1 start across Europe with "In and Out of Consciousness - Greatest Hits 1990-2010" (Virgin/EMI). It debuts atop Billboard's European Albums chart as Eminem 's "Love The Way You Lie" (Interscope/Universal), featuring Rihanna , starts a…

  2. Sean Garrett: Nicki Minaj's Failed Single Was 'Out Of My Control'

    October 20, 2010 2:35 PM EDT Singer/songwriter/producer Sean Garrett has been responsible for creating hits like Usher 's "Yeah," Beyonce 's "Ring The Alarm" and Ciara 's "Goodies." But it doesn't mean the hit-making machine hasn't had some blunders along the way as…

  3. Brandy Takes Top Spot on 'DWTS'

    October 19, 2010 4:30 PM EDT It is officially the halfway point in the land of "Dancing With the Stars." This week the contestants were told to create a ballroom dance for the brand new "TV Theme" challenge. Brandy landed herself at the top of the leader board this week with her quick step to the …

  4. Elton John: Today's Songwriters 'Pretty Awful'

    October 19, 2010 11:30 AM EDT British singer Elton John described today's songwriters as "pretty awful," pop music as uninspiring and talent shows like "American Idol" as boring in an interview published on Tuesday. The 63-year-old singer of "Your Song" and "Candle in the Wind,"…

  5. Roc-A-Fella's Kareem 'Biggs' Burke Does Perp Walk

    October 18, 2010 11:37 AM EDT As you probably already know, Roc-A-Fella founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke was arrested late last week for his allegedly involvement in a narcotic ring. Today, a video of Biggs doing the the perp walk hit the net. SMH. Video: Kareem "Biggs" Burke According to the Associated…

  6. Roc-A-Fella Founder Arrested in Marijuana Ring Bust

    October 15, 2010 4:35 PM EDT Raids targeting a wholesale marijuana ring based in New York and Florida resulted in the arrests of 45 people, including one of the founders of the Roc-A-Fella record label, prosecutors said Friday. Kareem Burke, who started the hip-hop label with Jay-Z and Damon Dash in the 1990s, was caught…

  7. Eclectic Austin City Limits Fest Anchored By Burke Tributes, Eagles

    October 11, 2010 12:47 PM EDT The Strokes , Muse , the Eagles and Phish were the big names at the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend (Oct. 8-10), but it was a more modest act that seemed to have divine inspiration. Austin City Limits Photos Muse, the Strokes, Eagles and more. ( Photos by Scott Melcer ) At…

  8. Solomon Burke Dies in Amsterdam at 70

    October 10, 2010 11:45 AM EDT S olomon Burke , the larger-than-life "King of Rock and Soul," whose songs blended soul, gospel, country and R&B, died early Sunday at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport at age 70. Born to the sound of music in an upstairs room of a Philadelphia church, Burke was acknowledged as…

  9. Phil Collins 'Back' At No. 1 in U.K.

    September 27, 2010 7:13 AM EDT The Atlantic label has both new U.K. chart champions, with Phil Collins topping the U.K. album chart for the first time in 12 years, after his soul covers set "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music) climbed 4-1 on the new Official Charts Company listing last night (Sept. 26). Bruno…

  10. The Script Beats Linkin Park On U.K. Chart

    September 20, 2010 8:08 AM EDT Irish band the Script made it two U.K. No. 1 albums from two releases as new sales data was unveiled by the Official Charts Company. Their "Science & Faith" (Phonogenic/Sony Music Entertainment) sold 71,000 copies to claim the top spot on the new chart last night (Sept. 19), as …

  11. Jerry Lee Lewis, "Mean Old Man"

    September 17, 2010 5:55 PM EDT "If I look like a mean old man," 74-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis informs listeners at the start of his first album in four years, "that's what I am." He will always be the Killer, enveloped by the legends of his past. But one only need hear his bluesy solo piano version…

  12. Katy Perry Holds Off Eminem On Euro Chart

    September 16, 2010 9:25 AM EDT Katy Perry 's "Teenage Dream" (Capitol/EMI) may have had its Billboard 200 reign limited to one week, but it's beginning a second week atop European Albums, as "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The World/UMTV/Universal) by Yolanda Be Cool &…

  13. Brandon Flowers Debuts at No. 1 in U.K.

    September 13, 2010 8:08 AM EDT Brandon Flowers ' solo album "Flamingo" (Vertigo/Universal) made a No. 1 debut on the new U.K. sales charts. Former "X Factor" winner Alexandra Burke landed a third No. 1 single with "Start Without You" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment), featuring U.S.…

  14. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awards. This year's ceremony takes place at…

  15. Blondie to Spread 'Panic' with First Album in 7 Years

    August 17, 2010 10:18 AM EDT B londie is planning a staggered worldwide rollout this year and next for "Panic of Girls," the group's first set of new material since "The Curse of Blondie" in 2003. While label and distribution deals are still being formulated, drummer Clem Burke tells Billboard…

  16. Virgin America's 'Air Drake' Plane Takes Flight

    July 01, 2010 1:21 PM EDT Virgin America marked its first flight from California to Toronto on Tuesday (June 29) with a mile-high party aboard an Airbus A320 aircraft dubbed the "Air Drake." Named after the Toronto-raised rapper Drake and hosted by Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson, Governor of…

  17. Jamaican Musicians Rally To Support Alleged Drug Kingpin 'Dudus' Coke

    June 18, 2010 11:48 AM EDT To the U.S. government, Christopher "Dudus" Coke is Jamaica's Al Capone. But for many Jamaicans, he's more like Robin Hood-and he's also a player in the local music business. After the U.S. government issued an extradition order for Coke on Aug. 25, 2009, over alleged…

  18. Ray Charles: Looking Back At A Legend

    May 27, 2010 4:37 PM EDT As his 80th birthday approaches, a look at the life and legacy of the late "He was an amazing human being," says Jones, 77, who became friends with Charles when both were scrappy teenagers in Seattle. "A true innovator who revolutionized music and the business of music,"…

  19. 'Exile On Main St' Back At U.K. No. 1

    May 24, 2010 7:46 AM EDT For the first time in 16 years, the Rolling Stones top the U.K. album chart, after their reissued 1972 album "Exile On Main St" (Polydor/Universal) hit No. 1. U.S. hip-hop artist B.O.B. debuted at the singles summit with "Nothing On You" (Rebel Rock/Grand/HustleAtlantic…

  20. Keane Arrives At U.K. Chart Summit

    May 17, 2010 8:17 AM EDT British melodic rock band Keane achieved their fourth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album with "Night Train" (Universal Island) as the Official Charts Company confirmed the new sales charts on Sunday night (May 16). Roll Deep 's "Good Time" (Relentless/Virgin/EMI) moved into…

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