1. Aussie Rapper 360 Plays With All-Star Line-up on New Album, Bound for Lollapalooza

    June 21, 2013 3:39 AM EDT Two years ago, Australian rapper 360 could walk into any pub in his own country for a quiet drink. Not any more. The tall, heavily tattooed artist is already hard to miss. But he’s become a national star since his sophomore album, “Falling & Flying”, exploded Down Under on its release…

  2. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 11:24 AM EST Lady Gaga , Florence and the Machine , Dizzee Rascal , Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organised by U.K. trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 from 8pm tonight (Feb. 16) with further…

  3. Video: Daniel Merriweather Discusses 'War' And Peace

    January 26, 2010 2:45 PM EST Reformed Hellraiser Takes The Long Road To Success Daniel Merriweather has no desire to be remembered as a runner-up. Currently preparing for the U.S. release of his debut album, the soulful Australian has already enjoyed a British breakthrough-but so far, the No. 1 spot has proved elusive.…

  4. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 19, 2010 6:49 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle . U.K. acts Florence and the Machine , Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Arena on Feb. 16 and screened live on ITV1.…

  5. Michael Jackson Maintains U.K. Chart Dominance

    July 06, 2009 8:26 AM EDT Michael Jackson's catalog dominated the new U.K. bestsellers published yesterday (Sunday), with three albums in the top five and 13 singles in the top 40. He was robbed of a chart double by a late climb to the top of the singles survey by Euro-pop act Cascada, but Official Chart Company…

  6. Kasabian, Pixie Lott Debut Atop U.K. Charts

    June 15, 2009 8:50 AM EDT The new U.K. sales charts welcomed two new champions yesterday (Sunday), as ingenue pop talent Pixie Lott burts onto the singles survey at No. 1 with "Mama Do" (Mercury/Universal) and electro-rock favorites Kasabian scored their second consecutive album chart-topper with "West…

  7. Black Eyed Peas, Green Day Top Euro Charts

    June 11, 2009 9:59 AM EDT As Green Day starts a third week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart with "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Music), Lady Gaga's 15-week reign over European Hot 100 Singles with "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal) is finally ended by labelmates…

  8. Black Eyed Peas, Paolo Nutini Top U.K. Charts

    June 08, 2009 8:37 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini's sophomore album "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music) debuted at No. 1 on the new U.K. chart yesterday as Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (Interscope/Universal) moved back 2-1 for a second stint atop the singles survey…

  9. Eminem, Dizzee Rascal Top U.K. Charts

    May 26, 2009 8:32 AM EDT Rap artists celebrated a stellar sales week on Sunday's new U.K. sales charts, with Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden's "Bonkers" (Dirtee Stank) new at the top of the singles survey, and Eminem's "Relapse" (Interscope/Universal) powering straight to No. 1…

  10. Lily Allen, Springsteen Retain U.K. Chart Peaks

    February 09, 2009 11:12 AM EST Lily Allen's Allen's "The Fear" (Regal/Parlophone/EMI) and Bruce Springsteen's "Working on a Dream" (Columbia/Sony BMG) retained the No. 1 spots on the new U.K. single and album charts respectively yesterday (Feb. 8). Allen's single started a second…

  11. Take That, Leona Lewis Rule U.K. Charts

    December 08, 2008 11:21 AM EST Take That's "The Circus" (Polydor/Universal) gave the latter-day boy band another U.K. No. 1 album yesterday with a massive opening sales total of 432,000. Leona Lewis' cover of Snow Patrol's "Run" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) went straight to the top of the…

  12. Rapper Wale Signs With Mark Ronson Label

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Producer Mark Ronson has partnered with Interscope to distribute his Allido Records label, Billboard has learned. Producer Mark Ronson has partnered with Interscope to distribute his Allido Records label, Billboard has learned. The first fruit of the joint venture will be an album from…

  13. Monkeys, Foos, Take That Reign At Brit Awards

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST It was all set up as the night pop would rule again. But rockers the Arctic Monkeys and Foo Fighters tweaked the script for the Brit Awards 2008, grabbing two awards each tonight (Feb. 20) alongside T It was all set up as the night pop would rule again. But rockers the Arctic Monkeys and Foo…

  14. Tunes On TV

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music on television for the week of September 24- 30. MONDAY, Sept. 24 "Today," NBC Featured Artist(s): Jamie Foxx, Tony Bennett, Chris Botti. "Larry King Live," CNN Featured Artist(s): Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, Britney Spears, Kevin Federline. "The…

  15. Billboard Bits: MTV VMAs, Seal, The Jesus & Mary Chain

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Common, Nelly Furtado, Gym Class Heroes, Cee-Lo, T-Pain, Lil' Wayne and Daniel Merriweather have joined the performance lineup for the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, which also features Timbaland, Kanye Common, Nelly Furtado, Gym Class Heroes, Cee-Lo, T-Pain, Lil' Wayne and Daniel…

  16. Beyonce, Shakira And Avril Overtake U.K. Charts

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beyonce and Shakira's "Beautiful Liar" (Columbia) climbed 5-1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (April 22), becoming the second No. 1 in the territory for each of the singers (but Beyonce's fift Beyonce and Shakira's "Beautiful Liar" (Columbia) climbed…

  17. Timbaland Adds Another Chart-Topper In U.K.

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. singles chart had a new champion yesterday (April 15) as "Give It to Me" (Interscope) by Timbaland featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake climbed to the top from No. 8. The U.K. singles chart had a new champion yesterday (April 15) as "Give It to Me" …

  18. Proclaimers, Kings Of Leon Rule U.K. Charts

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top three on the new U.K. singles chart, Scottish brothers the Proclaimers' update of their own "(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles" (EMI), featuring comic characters Brian Potter and Andy Pipki In an unchanged top three on the new U.K. singles chart, Scottish…