1. Taylor Swift Has 'Red' Hot Debut in U.K.

    October 29, 2012 9:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift scored her first U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (October 29) as "Red" debuted at the top. Writer-producer Labrinth was also celebrating a first British bestseller, as the grammatically-challenged "Beneath Your Beautiful," featuring Emeli Sandé, opened atop the…

  2. The Killers Do 'Battle' With Pink on U.K. Album Chart

    September 24, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Meanwhile, Psy's 'Gangnam Style' Gallops 37-3 on Singles List In the battle of the big new American album releases on the new U.K. charts, The Killers ' "Battle Born" became their fourth No. 1 album in the territory, outdoing P!nk 's "The Truth About…

  3. Jay-Z, Rihanna, Elton John to Perform at London Olympic Arts Festival

    June 20, 2012 10:35 AM EDT Musical stars, including Jay-Z , Rihanna , David Guetta and Elton John , films from the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and Mike Leigh and art from Yoko Ono and others will all be part of the London 2012 Festival, a cultural celebration across Britain tied to the Summer Olympics that kicks off on…

  4. British Rapper/Tabloid Fixture Dappy Hits No. 2 on U.K. Singles Chart

    March 10, 2012 11:00 AM EST In his native United Kingdom, rapper Dappy ( @thedappy ) has attracted as many negative headlines as positive ones. A regular fixture in British tabloid newspapers, the outspoken artist, a founding member of Island Records pop group N-Dubz, is no stranger to controversy, with a previous…

  5. Emeli Sande, Gotye Top U.K. Charts

    March 05, 2012 9:20 AM EST Meat Loaf's 'Hell' Debuts at No. 5; The Monkees' 'Daydream Believer' Makes Reentry Scottish breakthrough artist Emeli Sandé returned to the top of the U.K. album chart Sunday (March 4) with her debut album "Our Version of Events." Gotye's "…

  6. Jessie J Tops MOBOs With Four Awards

    October 05, 2011 11:40 PM EDT The MOBO awards made it clear they know who Jessie J is. The pop newcomer won Best Album for her debut album, "Who You Are," as well as Best Song ("Do It Like a Dude"), Best Newcomer and Best UK Act. "Wow. I did not expect to win that at all," she said while…

  7. James Morrison Tops U.K. Album Chart; Goo Goo Dolls' 'Iris' Rises Again

    October 03, 2011 9:30 AM EDT British singer-songwriter James Morrison made it two U.K. No. 1 albums from three releases on Sunday (2) as "The Awakening" (Universal Island) debuted at the top of the new chart. Spanish DJ-producer Sak Noel's European hit "Loca People" (3 Beat/All Around The World…

  8. Kasabian, Dappy Top U.K. Charts; Tony Bennett Arrives at 5

    September 26, 2011 9:30 AM EDT English rock band Kasabian registered their third consecutive U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) as "Velociraptor" debuted at the top. Dappy, aka north London-born Costadinos Contostavlos, a member of pop/hip-hop group N-Dubz, scored his first solo No. 1 single with "No…

  9. Take That Re-Release Tops U.K. Album Chart; Example Single Remains at No. 1

    June 20, 2011 8:31 AM EDT Take That's "Progress" album (Polydor/Universal), which debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. last November, powered back to the top yesterday (Sunday) after the release of a new version, augmented by a second CD featuring eight unreleased tracks. London rapper Example's "…

  10. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awards. This year's ceremony takes place at…