1. Adele's '21' is the U.K.'s Best-Seller of the Millennium

    March 19, 2015 1:20 AM EDT Adele's 21 is the U.K.'s best-selling artist album of the millennium so far, with sales edging towards 5 million, a new survey reveals. The British singer-songwriter's sophomore album has outpaced Amy Winehouse's Back to Black to lead the Top 50 Official Biggest…

  2. Lenny Kravitz to Play iTunes Festival in London

    August 20, 2014 11:43 PM EDT Apple's iTunes Festival in London has added Lenny Kravitz , Rudimental , Elbow and Paolo Nutini to its lineup of headliners. The eighth annual event will once again take place throughout September at The Roundhouse in the Camden neighborhood of the British capital. Listen to Lenny…

  3. Chart Highlights: Brett Eldredge's 'Music' No. 1 On Country Airplay

    June 16, 2014 3:35 PM EDT The singer/songwriter scores his second leader. Plus, Godsmack and Rise Against roar back onto Rock Airplay Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below. All our…

  4. David Gray Inks Deal to Release 'Mutineers' Album, Debuts New Song

    April 01, 2014 8:36 AM EDT British singer-songwriter David Gray has inked a global agreement with Kobalt Label Services (KLS) for the release of his new studio album "Mutineers." Through the deal, KLS will partner with Gray’s own IHT Records to release and promote the album, which is due June 17. “Mutineers,”…

  5. Win A Jim Beam Guitar Signed By David Gray

    August 15, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Win an Epiphone II guitar signed by David Gray to commemorate Jim Beam's 2012 Live Music Series. Jim Beam has spent the summer of 2012 celebrating the warm weather concert season with a set of six concerts across the country headlined by Kid Rock , Daughtry , Bush , Train , Darius Rucker…

  6. Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Fests: Avett Brothers, Grace Potter + More

    August 02, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Reflecting the diversity of music enjoyed by country music fans and the band's own popularity, Zac Brown Band has unveiled lineups for their two Southern Ground Music & Food Festivals, set for Nashville's Riverfront Park this Sept. 21-22, and returning to Charleston, S.C.'s…

  7. David Gray's Next Album Has Had 'A Difficult Birth So Far'

    July 03, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Though he's "written and...stacked up a good load of songs," David Gray says his follow-up to 2010's "Foundling" is having "a difficult birth so far" due to his own high standards. "The last couple of records I've made, and the touring... I…

  8. Bubbling Under: 'Life' Begins for Yuna

    June 22, 2012 9:05 AM EDT Each Friday, Chart Beat presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Yuna, Atlas Genius, OMG Girlz and Parmalee Yuna 25-year-old alterna-pop singer Yuna is gaining traction with her dreamy single …

  9. Dave Matthews Band Sets Chicago 'Caravan' Dates, Lineup

    April 07, 2011 11:00 AM EDT The second Dave Matthews Band Caravan fest has just been announced for July 8-10 at Chicago's Lakeside on the south shore of Lake Michigan. In addition to DMB's only Midwest concert performances of the year, the lineup includes David Gray , Ray LaMontagne , O.A.R. , Kid Cudi , the…

  10. Dave Matthews Band Reveals Summer Mini-Festival Details

    March 09, 2011 10:15 AM EST As tipped here Feb. 22, Dave Matthews Band will stage four regional destination festivals this summer under the Dave Matthews Band Caravan banner, the first of which is set for June 24-26 at Bader Field, former site of the Atlantic City (N.J.) Municipal Airport, the band announced this…

  11. Weekly Chart Notes: Zac Brown Band, 'Glee,' Lady Gaga

    September 30, 2010 6:55 PM EDT GOT COUNTRY?: For the first time in its 54-year history, two country bands have led the Billboard 200 in the same year. That's the same amount of the genre's groups that topped the tally from its launch in 1956 through last year. Zac Brown Band becomes the second country band to…

  12. Why Bret Michaels & Other Music Stars Turn to Reality TV for Fame, Fortune

    September 08, 2010 3:05 PM EDT B ret Michaels , veteran of six-count 'em, six-reality shows, has two bits of advice for artists looking to break into the genre: "Never wear white on TV unless you're at your fighting weight," he says. "And never drink too much in Cabo if you're going to be on…

  13. David Gray Goes Country

    September 06, 2010 10:08 AM EDT British folk rocker David Gray isn't the first person you think of when you think about good, old fashioned American country music, but for this week's Mashup Monday installment, the singer-songwriter keys into the spare, forbidding sounds of the 1959 country classic, "Long…

  14. Win A David Gray Signed Album

    August 27, 2010 11:41 AM EDT To support his new album, "Foundling," David Gray recently stopped by Billboard's New York headquarters to chat and perform (we'll be posting that video soon). But he was also nice enough to autograph a copy of "Foundling" so that we could give it away to one…

  15. Eminem Won't Budge From No. 1 on Billboard 200, Lil Wayne Tops Digital Songs

    August 25, 2010 11:01 AM EDT While the Billboard 200 album chart's top 10 welcomes six debuts, none can push Eminem's "Recovery" out of the top slot (116,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan; down 12%). The set thus spends its seventh non-consecutive week at No. 1 -- the most weeks atop the list…

  16. Timbaland, David Gray, Shaggy Join Global Guinness Event

    August 25, 2010 8:03 AM EDT Timbaland is to headline an outdoor concert in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, as part of the global "Arthur's Day" Guinness brewery celebrations, set to take place Sept. 23 to 24 across the world. Timbaland will be joined by Thai-American hip hop band Thaitanium and…

  17. Iron Maiden Slays Rivals on U.K. Album Chart

    August 23, 2010 5:52 AM EDT British rock perennials Iron Maiden extended their run of U.K. No. 1 albums to 28 years, and their overall album chart span to 30 years, with "The Final Frontier" (EMI). On the new singles chart, Relentless/Virgin's British "grime" collective Roll Deep debuted at No.…

  18. Eminem Looks To Stand Pat at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    August 19, 2010 12:15 PM EDT As "Recovery" notches a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Eminem will probably stand steady for a lucky number seventh week on next week's chart. None of this week's new releases are projected to knock him off his perch. Eminem Recovers No. 1 on Billboard 200,…

  19. David Gray Shows Softer Side on 'Foundling'

    August 10, 2010 10:22 AM EDT The "quieter moments" of the sessions for David Gray's 2009 album "Draw the Line" are yielding "Foundling," the British singer-songwriter's ninth studio album, just 11 months later. "It was recorded during the same session...when we weren't…

  20. Ray LaMontagne Takes the Reins for 'God Willin'

    August 07, 2010 12:00 PM EDT When it was time for Ray LaMontagne to begin recording his fourth album, the location he chose came as a surprise to absolutely no one. Long known as something of a recluse who prefers the comforts of his home in western Massachusetts to hitting the road, LaMontagne summoned his backing band…

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