1. Take That Tops 500,000 In First Week U.K. Sales

    November 22, 2010 7:15 AM EST Take That made a century's-best debut atop the U.K. album chart, as "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) recorded the biggest first-week sales for any album in the market for 13 years, according to the Official Charts Company. Meanwhile, British pop outfit JLS scored their fourth U.K…

  2. Bon Jovi, Rihanna Top Euro Chart

    November 18, 2010 8:41 AM EST Bon Jovi 's "Greatest Hits - The Ultimate Collection" (Mercury/Universal) withstands debuts by James Blunt , Susan Boyle and Depeche Mode to retain the leadership of Billboard's European Albums chart. Meanwhile, Rihanna commands a third week atop European Hot 100 Singles…

  3. Paul Van Dyk Pumps Up The 'Volume'

    June 05, 2009 5:26 PM EDT He's working a new best-of compilation, a fresh remix of his first big hit, an iPhone app, a video game score and an upcoming 17 shows in 17 days North American tour. But Paul van Dyk is most excited about his next album. "I'm pretty much in the writing phase right now,"…

  4. Coldplay, Jay-Z, NIN Headline First Pemberton Festival

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.com has learned that Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails will headline the first-ever Pemberton Festival, set for July 25-27 in Pemberton, B.C. Billboard.com has learned that Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails…

  5. Duff Explores Her Dance Side On 'Dignity'

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hilary Duff explores a more dance-driven sound on her upcoming album, "Dignity," due April 3 via Hollywood. Among the contributors to the project were Kara DioGuardi, Tim & Bob, the Black Eyed Pea Hilary Duff explores a more dance-driven sound on her upcoming album, "…

  6. Chart Beat

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in eight years and nine months, a song on the Motown imprint is No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100, along with news about Nelly Furtado and Depeche Mode. WHO WANTS TO BE A CHAMILLIONAIRE: For the first time in eight years and nine months, a song on the Motown imprint is No. 1…

  7. Coachella Day One: Depeche Brings The Pain, Kanye Sizzles

    April 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode, Kanye West and Daft Punk highlighted the first day of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., which drew a record crowd of 60,000 people to the Empire Polo Field Depeche Mode, Kanye West and Daft Punk highlighted the first day of the Coachella Valley…

  8. Coachella Documentary Heads To 115 Theaters

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST The documentary "Coachella," which chronicles the first six years of the beloved Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, will descend on 115 theaters in 55 U.S. markets on Jan. 24 via Big Screen C The documentary " Coachella ," which chronicles the first six years of…

  9. Franz Ferdinand Album Enjoys No. 1 U.K. Debut

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album, "You Could Have It So Much Better" (Domino), arrived at No. 1 on the new U.K. chart yesterday (Oct. 9). The only other new entry in the top 10 of the album chart saw Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album, "You Could Have It So Much…

  10. Ask Billboard

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Depeche Mode, En Vogue and Britney Spears. DEPECHE ANGELS Hi Keith, I heard that Depeche Mode will release a brand new single and album this fall. Do you know the release dates in the United States? Thanks for your time, Sebastien Hi…

  11. Lynch Offers Musical Valentines On 'Songs'

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Although some might view them as parodies, Liam Lynch prefers the term "musical valentine" when describing his odes to such artists as Bjork, the Pixies, David Bowie, and Depeche Mode. Although some might view them as parodies, Liam Lynch prefers the term "musical valentine…

  12. New Sacred Cow

    March 30, 2002 12:00 AM EST If you've ever wondered what George Michael backed by Timbaland would sound like, look no further than New Sacred Cow, the debut release by Ethiopian-born artist Kenna. If you've ever wondered what George Michael backed by Timbaland would sound like, look no further than New Sacred…

  13. Billboard Bits: MTV Europe, Manny Albam, Les Savy Fav

    October 08, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on MTV Europe, Manny Albam, Les Savy Fav Australian pop songstress/current U.K. chart queen Kylie Minogue and modern rockers R.E.M. are the latest artists signed to perform live at this year's MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 8 in Frankfurt, Germany. Minogue and R.E.M.,…

  14. Stars Party Hard For MTV's 20th

    August 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT When it comes to throwing parties for itself, no TV network does it quite like MTV. The network's 20th anniversary celebration -- which took place last Night (Aug. 1) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroo When it comes to throwing parties for itself, no TV network does it quite like MTV…