1. One Direction Guides U.K. to Take 13% of Global Album Sales

    August 01, 2014 8:19 AM EDT U.K. artists have had the top-selling global album for six of the last seven years. One in every eight artist albums sold around the world in 2013 -- totaling 13% of the global market -- was by a U.K. act, according to a new report from British labels trade body the BPI. The popularity of…

  2. U.K. Singles Chart To Incorporate Music Streams For First Time

    June 23, 2014 2:05 PM EDT The United Kingdom's Official Singles Chart is to undergo one of the biggest shake-ups in its 62-year history next month when it begins incorporating audio streams for the first time The United Kingdom's Official Singles Chart is to undergo one of the biggest shake-ups in its 62…

  3. Bastille, Sam Smith, Arctic Monkeys Enjoy Post-BRIT Awards Sales Spikes

    February 24, 2014 4:26 AM EST Winners and performers at last week’s BRIT Awards ceremony dominated the new sales charts when they were published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Feb. 23). Best British Breakthrough act Bastille returned to the album summit with “Bad Blood” (Virgin/Universal) and Critics’ Choice…

  4. Elton John, The Pixies & Arctic Monkeys Added to U.K.'s iTunes Festival Bill

    July 10, 2013 5:05 AM EDT Sir Elton John, The Pixies, Arctic Monkeys and Robin Thicke have become the latest attention grabbing acts to sign up to perform at Apple's iTunes Festival here later this year. The free concert series will include more than 60 acts. Performances will take place every night throughout…

  5. Florence And The Machine Leads Mojo Nominations

    May 05, 2010 8:03 AM EDT London act Florence and the Machine has four Mojo music award nominations, ahead of rockers Kasabian who have three and Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley who both have two. The U.K. awards, organized by Mojo magazine, are decided by readers voting online. The winners will be announced on June…

  6. Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal Top U.K. Charts

    August 31, 2009 10:47 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys scored their third U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his third No. 1 single in the territory as the new charts were published Sunday (Aug. 30) by the Official Charts Company. The English modern rock band's third album "Humbug" (Domino) outsold the rest of the…

  7. Coldplay, Beasties, Tool Headlining All Points West

    March 30, 2009 7:05 AM EDT Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31- Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. Other bands and musicians confirmed for the multi-stage festival…

  8. Madonna Racks Up 13th U.K. No. 1 Single

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna landed her 13th chart-topping U.K. single with "4 Minutes" (Warner Bros.) featuring Justin Timberlake yesterday (April 20), while British rock band the Kooks scored an instant No. 1 with their Madonna landed her 13th chart-topping U.K. single with "4 Minutes" …

  9. Pop Acts Score Big At BRIT Nominations

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pop acts dominate this year's BRIT Awards nominations, with Leona Lewis, Mika and Take That each up for four awards. Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson and Kate Nash each scored three nominati Pop acts dominate this year's BRIT Awards nominations, with Leona Lewis, Mika and…

  10. Klaxons Win U.K.'s 2007 Mercury Prize

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Klaxons' "Myths of the Near Future" was awarded the U.K.'s Nationwide Mercury Prize today (Sept. 4) in London, beating out records by 11 others, including Amy Winehouse and Arctic Monkeys, to be c The Klaxons' "Myths of the Near Future" was awarded the U…

  11. Arctics, Winehouse Make Mercury Prize Shortlist

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The shortlist for the Nationwide Mercury Prize has been unveiled in London, featuring a typically broad range of musical tastes dominated this year by new, alternative artists. Arctic Monkeys and Amy The shortlist for the Nationwide Mercury Prize has been unveiled in London, featuring a…

  12. Angels & Airwaves, Gnarls Barkley Lead Woodie Winners

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite having received the most nominations going into the event, Arctic Monkeys and Imogen Heap both left mtvU's Woodie Awards last night (Oct. 25) empty handed. Instead, it was acts like Angels &am Despite having received the most nominations going into the event, Arctic Monkeys…

  13. Arctic Monkeys, Imogen Heap Lead mtvU Woodie Noms

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys and Imogen Heap top the list of nominees for the third-annual mtvU Woodie Awards, which honor artists favored by college audiences. The artists snared three nods each, including best em Arctic Monkeys and Imogen Heap top the list of nominees for the third-annual mtvU Woodie…

  14. Underground Garage

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. Are you ready for this one? After the Beatles' company Apple Corps sued Apple Computer for copyright infringement,…

  15. Little Steven's Underground Garage

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Little Steven's Underground Garage column ranks the "coolest" albums and singles. WELCOME FELLOW FREAKS , misfits and outcasts. The Vines are back with the just released "Vision Valley." Check out the video for "Don't Listen to the Radio" at thevines…

  16. Little Steven's Underground Garage

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jack White is taking a minute away from the White Stripes (his bandmate Meg is the cruelest of taskmasters), to hang out with the Raconteurs, who top our chart this week. WELCOME, fellow freaks, misfits and outcasts. Jack White is taking a minute away from the White Stripes (his bandmate Meg…

  17. Little Steven's Underground Garage

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Arctic Monkeys and Willie Nile lead Little Steven's 'Cool' charts this week. WELCOME FELLOW FREAKS , misfits, and outcasts -- this week the Underground Garage celebrates the debut of its fifth season (and they said it wouldn't last!) To celebrate we're going on the…

  18. Billboard Bits: Bauahus, 'Prairie Home,' Delays

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST News on Bauahus, 'Prairie Home,' Delays Bauhaus has joined the lineup for the 2006 Sasquatch! Music Festival. As previously reported , the event will be held May 26-28 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash., and will feature Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Death Cab For Cutie, Queens Of…

  19. Little Steven's Underground Garage

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Weekly column penned by Little Steven Van Zant, singer/songwriter/E Street Band guitarist and host of the Underground Garage. GREETINGS, SPORTS FANS. This is the debut of our weekly column, which will deliver all things newsworthy in the sexy world of Garageland. With the "Underground…

  20. Newcomers Rae, Chico Rule U.K. Charts

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST English singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae continued her meteoric emergence in the U.K by debuting at the top of the album chart yesterday (March 5) with her self-titled debut set. English singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae continued her meteoric emergence in the U.K by debuting at the…

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