1. Morrissey Rants At the Brit Awards, Slams Madonna & Her 'Frightening Career'

    February 11, 2015 5:35 AM EST Morrissey's hate-list includes meat, a reunion of the Smiths , Harvest Records and hecklers. Now he's added the Brit Awards to his file.  The veteran British singer and songwriter has unleashed a mighty-rant at the annual Brit Awards, and dished some venom for the BBC, the…

  2. Grammys 2015: The Awards You Didn't See

    February 08, 2015 6:40 PM EST Not all of the 2015 Grammys were given away on camera. Here are the prizes awarded before the ceremony hit TV. Best New Age Album: Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman, Winds of Samsara Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jo-El Sonnier, The Legacy Best Reggae Album: Ziggy Marley, Fly Rasta Grammys…

  3. 'The Voice,' 'Idol' & 'X Factor': All 26 Judges, Ranked

    September 22, 2014 2:52 PM EDT As Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Williams join 'The Voice,' we rank the coaches who came before them. Starting Monday night (Sept. 22), there are two new kids on the singing-competition block: Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams , who will make their debut as coaches on The Voice .…

  4. 'X Factor' U.K. Season Debut Ratings Rise

    August 31, 2014 10:09 AM EDT Simon Cowell's return as a judge boosts the ITV show above its 2013 and 2012 premiere figures. The season opener of The X Factor in the U.K. drew stronger overnight ratings than the last two seasons' debut episodes as Simon Cowell returned as a judge on the ITV show for the first…

  5. Can Simon Cowell Revive 'X Factor' U.K.?

    August 30, 2014 10:00 AM EDT A Spice Girl will join the creator as he returns to the ITV show after its U.S. cancellation The X Factor creator Simon Cowell will return as a judge on the U.K. version of the show this Saturday night amid hopes that its ratings can be revived in what will be its 11th season. U.S. Version of…

  6. Ask Billboard: Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith & Charli XCX Are Seeing Double

    August 19, 2014 11:05 AM EDT The four acts each boast multiple top 20 hits this week. Do they set a record? Plus, Selena & Celine's top hits and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as…

  7. British 'X Factor' Coming to U.S. TV Screens

    August 06, 2014 6:26 PM EDT Simon Cowell is coming back to U.S. TV — and reuniting with Ryan Seacrest . AXS TV, the music-focused network created by Mark Cuban and Seacrest — has inked an agreement with FremantleMedia International and Cowell's Syco Entertainment and Thames TV to broadcast season 11 of The X Factor…

  8. Ed Sheeran, MAGIC! Rule U.K. Charts

    August 04, 2014 3:41 AM EDT MAGIC! have made “Rude” a chart-topper on both sides of the Atlantic, after climbing 2-1 with the RCA/Sony single in the U.K. yesterday (Aug. 3). Ed Sheeran’s X (Asylum/Warner Music) moved into a sixth week atop the album chart.  The MAGIC! single made the lower rungs of the U.K. chart on…

  9. Ed Sheeran, Cheryl Cole Top U.K. Charts

    July 28, 2014 6:57 AM EDT Ed Sheeran’s “X” (Asylum/Warner Music) started a fifth week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (July 27) to secure the longest consecutive run at No. 1 on the survey since’s Adele’s “21” in 2011. Cheryl Cole’s “Crazy Stupid Love” (Polydor/Universal), featuring Tinie Tempah, debuted at No. 1…

  10. Cheryl Cole Marries Boyfriend of Three Months

    July 13, 2014 9:56 PM EDT British singer and "X Factor UK" judge Cheryl Cole announced on Instagram Sunday she recently married her French boyfriend of three months.  Cheryl Cole to Return to 'X Factor' U.K. Cole and restaurant owner Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini were reportedly wed on the private…

  11. Spice Girl Mel B Joining 'X Factor' U.K.

    June 11, 2014 9:04 AM EDT Former Spice Girl Mel B has been named as the fourth judge for the 11th season of the "X Factor" U.K. Mel B told the U.K. press she is "so excited" to be joining the show. She reportedly signed a deal worth $1.67  million (£1 million). The 39-year-old signer served as a…

  12. Fantasy Girl Group Draft 2014: Vote For The Best Dream Lineup

    April 30, 2014 5:39 PM EDT The Billboard team conducted a fantasy draft of girl group members. Check out the full action below, and vote for your favorite dream team! After the Billboard.com team conducted the first-ever Fantasy Boy Band Draft last summer in an effort to piece together the best five-person group of…

  13. Cheryl Cole to Return to 'X Factor' U.K.

    March 11, 2014 4:19 AM EDT Cheryl Cole is returning to the judges’ table for "The X Factor" U.K.’s 11th season, confirmed Simon Cowell via Twitter on Monday. “It’s official! Cheryl is back,” he tweeted. “Be careful what you wish for.” Cheryl Cole Out As 'X Factor' Judge, Fox Confirms The Girls Aloud…

  14. Leona Lewis Sets U.K. Chart Record

    December 17, 2013 12:50 AM EST Christmas has come early for Leona Lewis. The pop singer has set a new chart record by becoming the first British female solo artist to score eight U.K. top 5 singles. The pop artist’s latest single “One More Sleep” (Syco Music) opened at No. 3 on the latest Official U.K. Singles Chart,…

  15. Beyonce's Surprise Album: 20 Tweets From Mind-Blown Musicians

    December 13, 2013 2:05 PM EST Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Diplo & Bey's baby sis Solange all expressed their shock after the release of "Beyonce." Beyonce's fifth album release took everyone by surprise, including the unsuspecting Twittersphere at large. When "Beyonce" arrived fully…

  16. Cher Lloyd Gets Married: 'I'm So Happy!!!'

    November 21, 2013 11:21 AM EST Cher Lloyd no longer has any need to "Want U Back," as the 20-year-old pop starlet is now a married woman. Lloyd and her fiancee, hairdresser Craig Monk, tied the knot during a secret ceremony on Monday (Nov. 18), after the couple became engaged last January. "Thank you for all…

  17. Girls Aloud's Nadine Coyle Is Expecting A Baby

    August 16, 2013 3:06 AM EDT Nadine Coyle, vocalist with the record-breaking pop group Girls Aloud, is pregnant with her first child. The Irish pop singer shared the big news on her Instagram account, where she posted a picture with the caption: "I am having a baby." Coyle's management firm confirmed…

  18. Will.i.am and 2NE1 'Gettin' Dumb': Listen to the K-Pop Collaboration

    April 16, 2013 5:20 PM EDT It has long been rumored that Will.i.am's anticipated "#willpower" album would feature K-pop act 2NE1 -- a move that would bring the growing genre closer to the West. Many names were thrown out in the Black Eyed Pea's fourth solo effort -- like British darling Cheryl…

  19. Girls Aloud: A Whole Lotta Chart History

    March 21, 2013 7:10 PM EDT A look back at the U.K. group's biggest hits and successes. Girls Aloud's chart history in the U.K. is nothing short of stunning. The British quintet -- comprising Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh -- was a nonstop, all-pop hit-making…

  20. British Pop Group Girls Aloud Call It Quits

    March 21, 2013 8:05 AM EDT English-Irish chart-dominating pop outfit Girls Aloud are calling it a day. The reality TV-spawned girl group announced the news March 20 as their 10th anniversary tour wound-down at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. The five-some of Kimberley Walsh, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding and…

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