1. One Direction's 'Midnight Memories' Enjoys Huge Opening Week in U.K.

    December 02, 2013 1:09 AM EST One Direction have achieved the U.K.’s fastest-selling artist album of 2013 to date, and of their career, with an opening 237,000 sales for their third set “Midnight Memories” (Syco Music/Sony). Calvin Harris debuted atop the singles chart with “Under Control” (Columbia/Sony), featuring…

  2. Eminem's 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' Debuts At No. 1 in Britain With Big Sales

    November 11, 2013 4:49 AM EST Eminem achieved his seventh consecutive No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Nov. 10) with “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” (Interscope/Universal). Brooklyn DJ Storm Queen, aka Morgan Geist, scored an instant No. 1 single with “Look Right Through” (Defected/Ministry of Sound). Eminem’s new release…

  3. 'X Factor' U.K. Judge Louis Walsh to Quit After 10 Years

    August 07, 2013 2:21 AM EDT Louis Walsh, a veteran judge on "The X Factor" in the U.K., says he will leave the music talent show after the upcoming season. The Irish music manager has been on the Simon Cowell developed show on ITV since its launch. "I've been judging "X Factor" for 10…

  4. Hot Tours: The X Factor Live, The Pop Festival, Lady Gaga

    April 08, 2011 12:25 PM EDT Earning the No. 1 spot on this week's Hot Tours rankings is The X Factor Live tour featuring finalists from the seventh season of the popular U.K. television talent show that aired during the fall of 2010. Leading the list of performers on the tour is the show's winner, Matt Cardle…

  5. Lady Gaga At No.1 On European Albums, Singles

    April 16, 2010 7:42 AM EDT There's a returning heroine at the top of Billboard's European Albums chart, as Lady Gaga 's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) goes back to No. 1 in its 65th week. That makes for another double triumph for the pop superstar, whose "Telephone" duet with…

  6. Lady Gaga Back At No. 1 In U.K.

    April 12, 2010 7:47 AM EDT As Scouting For Girls started a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart with "This Ain't A Love Song" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), the new sales data showed Lady Gaga 's indestructible "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) climbing back 2-1 for a fourth…

  7. Amy Macdonald Holds On To Euro Chart No. 1

    April 09, 2010 3:43 PM EDT Billboard's new European Albums listing shows a third week at No. 1 for Amy Macdonald 's "A Curious Thing" (Mercury/Universal), and there's a third consecutive, and fourth aggregate, week atop European Hot 100 Singles for Stromae's "Alors On Danse" …

  8. Scouting For Girls, Boyzone Top U.K. Charts

    April 05, 2010 10:13 AM EDT London pop trio Scouting For Girls scored their first U.K. No. 1 single on the new sales charts published yesterday (Sunday) by the Official Charts Company with "This Ain't A Love Song" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). Boyzone's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal)…

  9. Boyzone, Lady Gaga Top U.K. Charts

    March 29, 2010 7:06 AM EDT Irish pop band Boyzone 's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal) returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday, as Lady Gaga 's "Telephone" (Interscope/Universal), featuring Beyoncé, started a second week atop the singles survey. The Boyzone album, dedicated to…

  10. Amy Macdonald Sophomore Set Tops Euro Chart

    March 25, 2010 11:48 AM EDT There are new leaders on both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts this week, with Amy Macdonald 's "A Curious Thing" (Mercury/Universal) rising 3-1 on European Albums and Stromae's "Alors On Danse" (Mosaert/Vertigo/Universal) moving back 2-1 for a…

  11. Lady Gaga Retakes UK Singles, Albums Charts

    March 22, 2010 2:23 PM EDT Lady Gaga scored another U.K. chart double as the Official Charts Company's new sales data was published yesterday. The Interscope/Universal single "Telephone," featuring Beyoncé, jumped 12-1 in its 16th week, while Gaga's "The Fame" album moved back 5-1 in its…

  12. Gorillaz Scores Third Euro Chart No. 1

    March 18, 2010 9:06 AM EDT Parlophone/EMI's "virtual band" Gorillaz maintains its perfect record on Billboard's European Albums chart, scoring its third No. 1 from three studio releases with "Plastic Beach." On European Hot 100 Singles, meanwhile, Ke$ha 's "Tik Tok" (RCA…

  13. Boyzone Beats Gorillaz To U.K. No. 1

    March 15, 2010 9:04 AM EDT Reunited Irish boy band Boyzone 's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal), named for the memory of their colleague Stephen Gatley, who died suddenly last October, debuted at the top of the new U.K. album chart. South London rapper Tinie Tempah's "Pass Out" (Parlophone/EMI…

  14. Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah Top U.K. Charts

    March 08, 2010 11:13 AM EST "Critics' Choice" BRIT Award winner Ellie Goulding made a winning start to her U.K. album chart career yesterday, debuting at No. 1 with her first set, "Lights" (Polydor/Universal). South London rapper Tinie Tempah made a similarly triumphant first appearance in the…

  15. Boyzone Singer Stephen Gately Died Of Fluid On The Lungs

    October 13, 2009 9:54 AM EDT A post mortem carried out on Boyzone singer Stephen Gately on the Spanish island of Majorca revealed on Tuesday that he died of fluid on the lungs, a court official said on Tuesday. The preliminary findings of the post mortem were given to the deceased Irish singer's partner Andrew…

  16. March 17, 2009

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – A judge in London orders Paul McCartney to pay Heather Mills $48.6 million to settle their divorce. The court also orders McCartney to pay $70,000 annually in child support for the couple’s 4-year-old daughter, Beatrice. 2006 – Rapper Lumumba Carson, aka Professor X, dies of spinal…

  17. Take That, Leona Still Strong On U.K. Charts

    December 15, 2008 11:00 AM EST Take That's "The Circus" album (Polydor/Universal) and Leona Lewis' "Run" single (Syco Music/Sony BMG) kept their places as the U.K.'s bestsellers on the new sales charts published yesterday (Dec. 14). The Take That album started a second week at the top…

  18. This Day in Music

    November 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the Jamaican movie, "The Harder They Come," dies in Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 70. The film's soundtrack, featuring the likes 2006 - Perry Henzell, who in 1972 co-authored, directed and produced the…

  19. Pink, Keane Rule U.K. Charts

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As Pink's "So What" (LaFace) started a third week atop the new U.K. singles chart, Keane scored a No. 1 debut with its third album, "Perfect Symmetry" (Universal Island). As Pink's "So What" (LaFace) started a third week atop the new U.K. singles chart,…

  20. Pink Races To Top Of U.K. Singles Chart

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pink raced 37 places up the new U.K. singles chart to hit the top yesterday with "So What" (LaFace/Sony BMG). That ended Kings Of Leon's three-week tenure at No. 1 with "Sex on Fire" (Hand Me Down/Son Pink raced 37 places up the new U.K. singles chart to hit the top…

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