1. Rihanna's New 'Love': U.K. Singles Chart

    October 17, 2011 9:50 AM EDT Late 1990s/early 2000s British hit-making pop quintet Steps burst back on the U.K. album chart at No. 1 Sunday (16) with the new Sony Music compilation "The Ultimate Collection." Rihanna 's "We Found Love" (Def Jam/Universal), featuring Calvin Harris, started a second…

  2. BRITs Winner Florence Gets The Love

    February 22, 2010 1:18 PM EST Florence and the Machine was a major domestic beneficiary from last week's BRIT Awards, with a 53% week-on-week sales increase in the U.K. for her debut album "Lungs" (Island/Universal) and a No. 2 single. The alternative artist's set, which won for best British album,…

  3. Iyaz Scores First U.K. No. 1

    January 11, 2010 8:02 AM EST Singer-rapper Iyaz , otherwise known as Virgin Islands-born Keidran Jones, went straight to No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart with his former Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 "Replay" (Reprise/Warner Music). Paolo Nutini bagged another week atop the album chart with "Sunny Side Up…

  4. Fame Records Relaunches With Hughes CD

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dormant for more than 30 years, Fame Records is relaunching this fall via a new distribution deal with EMI. Dormant for more than 30 years, Fame Records is relaunching this fall via a new distribution deal with EMI. The first release from the label, which introduced the Muscle Shoals sound to…

  5. Q&A With Chrissie Hynde

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With unmistakable vocals, deft songwriting skills and a cocksure guitar stance, Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde has inspired many -- just as she has surely pissed a few people off. With unmistakable vocals, deft songwriting skills and a cocksure guitar stance, Pretenders frontwoman…

  6. Remix Puts Leo Sayer On Top Of U.K. Singles Chart

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST As Arctic Monkeys continued their U.K. album chart reign, a remix of a 29-year-old Leo Sayer obscurity puts the erstwhile British star on top of the singles chart. DJ Meck's new take on "Thunder In My As Arctic Monkeys continued their U.K. album chart reign, a remix of a 29-year-old…

  7. Ask Billboard

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Pink, Five Star and Lisa Loeb. IN THE PINK Hey Keith! Was wondering if there was any word on Pink's new album? And how many copies of each of her three previous CD's has she sold! Thanks, Jef Fazekas Newport Beach, Calif. Hi Jef,…

  8. Young Hearts Run Free/House of Love

    November 23, 2002 12:00 AM EST Southern gal Candi Staton has been making music for more than 30 years. In that time, she's successfully tackled R&B, soul, disco, house music, and gospel. Her fans are many, and they include Aret Southern gal Candi Staton has been making music for more than 30 years. In that time,…

  9. Kylie, Shaggy, Ashanti Make A 'Miracle'

    November 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST Kylie Minogue, Luther Vandross, Ashanti, Gloria Gaynor, Deborah Cox, Stephanie Mills, Amber, Anastacia, Shaggy, Eyra Gail, McFadden & Whitehead, Candi Staton, and Chaka Khan are among the musical Kylie Minogue, Luther Vandross, Ashanti, Gloria Gaynor, Deborah Cox, Stephanie Mills, Amber,…

  10. The Pretenders Turn The 'Screw'

    November 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST Excerpted for Billboard.com After more than 20 years and seven albums with the majors, the Pretenders make their indie-label arrival Nov. 12 with the Artemis release "Loose Screw." Artemis executive VP Michael Krumper sees it as reflective of a larger trend. He notes, "You look…

  11. Proverbs 31 Woman

    October 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In the midst of the 1970s disco boom, Candi Staton spent time atop international dance charts with now-classic gems like "Young Hearts Run Free," "When You Wake Up Tomorrow," and "Victim." After a lon In the midst of the 1970s disco boom, Candi Staton spent time…