1. 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…

  2. Beyonce Stays Atop U.K. Album Chart, DJ Fresh's 'Louder' Tops Singles Tally

    July 11, 2011 10:25 AM EDT Beyoncé started a second week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday) with "4" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), as "Louder" (Ministry of Sound) by DJ Fresh featuring Sian Evans debuted at No. 1 on the singles survey. The Beyoncé album sold a relatively modest…

  3. Beatles Remasters Dominate U.K. Album Charts, Vera Lynn Takes No. 1

    September 14, 2009 8:53 AM EDT On a new U.K. album chart otherwise dominated by Beatles remasters, 92-year-old Dame Vera Lynn yesterday (Sept. 13) became the oldest living artist to have a bestselling title as "We'll Meet Again - The Very Best of Vera Lynn" (Decca/Universal) climbed 2-1. English pop artist…

  4. iTunes Goes Live With London Music Fest

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT iTunes is entering the live music business. iTunes is entering the live music business. Apple Computer's market-leading digital music store said today (June 12) it is throwing its considerable clout behind the free iTunes Festival concept, which will take place in London throughout July.…

  5. McFly, Arctic Monkeys Rule U.K. Charts

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Boy band McFly's collection of U.K. No. 1 singles expanded yesterday (May 13) to seven, over a period of just over three years. Their cover of Jellyfish's 1991 minor chart entry, "Baby's Coming Back," Boy band McFly's collection of U.K. No. 1 singles expanded…

  6. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Conway Twitty, Beverley Knight, song credits and more. THE GREATNESS OF KING GEORGE Dear Fred, I'm extremely excited about seeing George Strait capture the record for most-ever Billboard country No. 1s all to himself this week, with "Give It Away"…

  7. Ne-Yo, 'X-Factor' Contestants Top U.K. Charts

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST American R&B singer Ne-Yo's recent Billboard Hot 100 No.1 "So Sick" (Def Jam) climbed to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 26), while two runners-up on December's "X Factor" talen American R&B singer Ne-Yo's recent Billboard Hot 100…

  8. Orson, Rae Lead New U.K. Charts

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST California band Orson achieved the rare feat of climbing to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 19) with its first hit, "No Tomorrow" (Mercury). California band Orson achieved the rare feat of climbing to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 19) with its…

  9. Snow Patrol Rides Live 8 Momentum, Polishes New Tunes

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts performing tonight at the last of the 10 Live 8 shows in Edinburgh, having already appeared at the London edition of the event on Saturday. Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts performing tonight (July 6) at the last of…

  10. Yorke, Keating Sing At Fair Trade Vigil

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thousands of people -- including Radiohead singer Thom Yorke and former Boyzone member Ronan Keating -- held an all-night vigil late this weekend at London's Westminster Abbey to demand a better trade Thousands of people -- including Radiohead singer Thom Yorke and former Boyzone member…

  11. Hot Product

    May 26, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jools Holland Big And Small Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland this week releases a second star-studded album of guests fronting his band. "Small World Big Band Volume Two: More Friends" (Rhino) features the talents of such diverse performers as Bono,…

  12. Holland Returns With More Big-Name Friends

    March 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland is prepping a second star-studded album of guests fronting his band. Due May 27 via Rhino, "Small World Big Band Volume Two: More Friends Former Squeeze keyboardist-turned-talk show host Jools Holland is prepping a second…

  13. Brit Awards 2003 Nominees

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court. Below are the nominees for the Brit Awards 2003, which will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court: British male solo artist: Badly Drawn Boy (XL/Beggars Banquet) Craig David (Wildstar…

  14. Doves, Bowie Among Mercury Prize Nominees

    July 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's Panasonic Mercury Music Prize, announced this morning (July 30) in London. U.K. television host and former Squeeze keyb David Bowie is one of the few veteran artists among the nominees for this year's…

  15. Young Extends U.K. Chart Dominance

    March 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Will Young's "Evergreen"/"Anything Is Possible" (RCA) continues to climb the all-time sales ladder as it begins a third week at the top of the U.K. singles chart. The title is now the 16th biggest-sel Will Young's "Evergreen"/"Anything Is Possible…

  16. 'Pop Idol' Young Sets U.K. Sales Record

    March 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Will Young, the winner of the recent "Pop Idol" TV talent series, walked straight into the record books yesterday (March 3) with his debut RCA single "Evergreen"/"Anything Is Possible." Already assure Will Young, the winner of the recent "Pop Idol" TV…

  17. Lauryn Hill To Headline U.K. MOBOFest

    June 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Lauryn Hill heads the bill for MOBOFest 2001, set for Aug. 4 at East London's Victoria Park. Her performance will provide an exclusive showcase of new material from the as-yet unscheduled follow-up to Lauryn Hill heads the bill for MOBOFest 2001, set for Aug. 4 at East London's…