1. Arcade Fire Debuts Atop U.K. Chart

    August 09, 2010 7:47 AM EDT Arcade Fire scored their first U.K. No. 1 album with their third set "The Suburbs" (Mercury/Universal). Ne-Yo 's "Beautiful Monster" (Def Jam/Universal) debuted at No. 1 on the Official Charts Company's singles listing. "The Suburbs" thus goes one…

  2. Michael Jackson Extends U.K. Album Chart Run, Tinchy Stryder Notches Second Top Single

    August 10, 2009 4:46 PM EDT "The Essential Michael Jackson " (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) has given the late singer his longest consecutive run atop the U.K. album chart. Yesterday's (Sunday) new sales figures from the Official Chart Company also saw East London "grime" star Tinchy Stryder…

  3. Michael Jackson, Black Eyed Peas Control U.K. Charts

    August 03, 2009 12:14 PM EDT Black Eyed Peas , already boasting the longest successive stay at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with 17 weeks in total for "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling" (Interscope/Universal), jumped 3-1 in the U.K. with the latter single yesterday (2). "The Essential…

  4. JLS, Michael Jackson Top U.K. Charts

    July 20, 2009 10:54 AM EDT JLS , the British boy band who were runners-up to Alexandra Burke in the fifth series of talent series "The X Factor" last December, scored a No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (19) with their first release, "Beat Again" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). "The Essential…

  5. JLS, Michael Jackson Top U.K. Charts

    July 20, 2009 10:50 AM EDT JLS, the British boy band who were runners-up to Alexandra Burke in the fifth series of talent series "The X Factor" last December, scored a No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (19) with their first release, "Beat Again" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). "The Essential Michael…

  6. Oasis Scores Seventh Straight U.K. No. 1

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Oasis made its customary debut atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 12) with "Dig Out Your Soul" (Big Brother), continuing the band's record of having reached No. 1 on the U.K. bestsellers with e Oasis made its customary debut atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 12)…

  7. Chicane Takes Self-Financed Route Back To Stardom

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Named after one of the obstacles found on a motor racing circuit, leading U.K. dance act Chicane's career threatened to turn into a car crash -- thanks to the effects of piracy. Named after one of the obstacles found on a motor racing circuit, leading U.K. dance act Chicane's career…

  8. Ask Billboard

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Answers to readers' questions about Keith's favorite 2006 singles, "Fever" and artists' "legendary" status. REPLACING IRREPLACEABLE Hello Keith, "Listen" from the motion picture "Dreamgirls" is, in my opinion, the finest vocal yet from…

  9. Gnarls Barkley Outpaces The Boss In The U.K.

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U.K. sales charts yesterday with a No. 1 single and chart-topping album. The duo of former Goodie Mob principal Cee-Lo and artist/producer Danger Mouse sa Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (April 30),…

  10. Toronto SARS Benefit To Draw 430,000

    July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although 500,000 people were expected, organizers say the audience will likely be closer to 430,000. More details have been released regarding the July 30 Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto concert, featuring the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, Justin Timberlake and others. Although 500,000…

  11. Stones Toronto Show A Benefit, Not A Freebie

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert in Toronto came the news that the event will not be free. The July 30 show -- which will also feature an eclectic lineu With today's (June 24) official confirmation of a massive Rolling Stones concert…

  12. Trance Classics

    May 03, 2003 12:00 AM EDT What makes a trance classic? For some, angelic vocals surrounded by cascading synths are mandatory. What makes a trance classic? For some, angelic vocals surrounded by cascading synths are mandatory. For others, classical arrangements punctuated by stabbing basslines are essential. Whatever,…

  13. Touring Jogs Tiesto's 'Memory'

    July 26, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. It stands to reason that touring extensively behind a new album is crucial to its commercial fortunes. But at a time when the heavy hitters of trance are not as visible on world stages as they once were, Dutch DJ/producer Tiesto (real name: Tijs…

  14. The Classic Chillout Album

    April 06, 2002 12:00 AM EST The star-studded tracklisting on this collection speaks for itself: Moby's "Porcelain," Dido's "Here With Me," Delerium Featuring Sarah McLachlan's "Silence," Massive Attack's "Teardrop," Craig Armstr The star-studded tracklisting on…

  15. Living Proof

    March 02, 2002 12:00 AM EST Following up a global success like 1998's Believe is no easy task, but Cher more than proves she's up to the task with the equally rhythmic Living Proof. Following up a global success like 1998's Believe is no easy task, but Cher more than proves she's up to the task with…

  16. Epic Preps 'The Classic Chillout'

    January 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST Tracks from a diverse roster of artists, including Moby, Dido, Sade, Charlotte Church, the late Eva Cassidy, and Maxwell, will be found on "The Classic Chillout Album," due March 26 from Epic. The col Tracks from a diverse roster of artists, including Moby, Dido, Sade, Charlotte…

  17. Cher Offers 'Living Proof'

    January 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST When Cher entered a London studio to record "(This Is) A Song for the Lonely" last summer, she had no idea that the tune would resonate as intensely as it does during these days of political unrest. When Cher entered a London studio to record "(This Is) A Song for the Lonely…

  18. Anglo Files

    June 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Gearing Up For Island Clubbing Island Clubbers Pack Their Cases With much of the U.K. and Europe now basking in a wave of summer sun, the island clubbing season is well underway. And with many British promoters expanding their horizons further afield than the established haunts of Ibiza,…

  19. Fatboy Slim & Daft Punk Lead DanceStar Nominations

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Big beat producer Fatboy Slim and French house pioneers Daft Punk lead the DanceStar 2001 - Tiscali World Dance Music Awards nominations with five each. Big beat producer Fatboy Slim and French house pioneers Daft Punk lead the DanceStar 2001 - Tiscali World Dance Music Awards nominations…

  20. MGB's 'Midnight' Gets U.S. Release

    January 24, 2001 12:00 AM EST Given the status of Matthew Good Band (MGB) as a hit act for the past three years in its native Canada, and the fact that the group is led by (arguably) Canada's most skilled rocker since Neil Given the status of Matthew Good Band (MGB) as a hit act for the past three years in its native…

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