1. Paramore Scores First U.K. No. 1

    October 06, 2009 10:09 AM EDT Paramore scored its first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with "Brand New Eyes" (Fueled By Ramen/Warner Music), as Taio Cruz 's "Break Your Heart" (Universal Island) began a third week atop the singles survey. Paramore's previous best U.K. album chart peak…

  2. Madonna's 'Celebration' Tops Euro Chart

    October 02, 2009 7:14 AM EDT Madonna 's "Celebration" (Warner Bros.) overtakes Muse 's " The Resistance " (Helium 3/Warner Music) to debut at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey. There's a fourth week as the European Hot 100 Singles No. 1 for "Sexy Chick"…

  3. Muse, Lily Allen Top Big Day Out Lineup

    September 29, 2009 9:25 AM EDT British alternative rock trio Muse , pop artist Lily Allen and returning local heroes Powderfinger are booked to play the 2010 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. Others confirmed by organizers today (Sept. 29) for the line-up include British electronica acts Groove Armada…

  4. Madonna's U.K. Chart 'Celebration'

    September 28, 2009 8:03 AM EDT Madonna matched Elvis Presley 's U.K. record for a solo act as her "Celebration" retrospective (Warner Bros.) debuted at No. 1. Taio Cruz started a second week atop the singles chart with "Break Your Heart" (Universal Island). Madonna and Presley, with 11 No. 1s each…

  5. Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal Top U.K. Charts

    August 31, 2009 10:47 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys scored their third U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his third No. 1 single in the territory as the new charts were published Sunday (Aug. 30) by the Official Charts Company. The English modern rock band's third album "Humbug" (Domino) outsold the rest of the…

  6. Kasabian, Florence Lead Mercury Prize Nominations

    July 21, 2009 11:57 AM EDT Alt-rock acts Florence & The Machine and Kasabian have emerged as the bookmakers' favorites for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the U.K.'s album of the year award. The two acts were quoted at odds of 5/1 by leading U.K. bookmaker William Hill when the shortlist for the 2009…

  7. Kasabian, Florence Lead Mercury Prize Nominations

    July 21, 2009 9:08 AM EDT Alt-rock acts Florence & The Machine and Kasabian have emerged as the bookmakers' favorites for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the U.K.'s album of the year award. The two acts were quoted at odds of 5/1 by leading U.K. bookmaker William Hill when the shortlist for the 2009…

  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 Mark Second Week Atop U.K. Charts

    June 01, 2009 10:01 AM EDT Rap rules in the U.K. charts again, after Sunday's new sales figures confirmed a second week at No. 1 for both the single "Bonkers" (Dirtee Stank) by Dizzee Rascal featuring Armand Van Helden and Enimem's "Relapse" album (Interscope/Universal). Eminem's…

  10. Springsteen, Neil Young, Blur To Headline Glastonbury

    May 26, 2009 5:19 PM EDT Glastonbury, the world's largest green field arts and music festival has shied away from rap and chosen Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Blur as its headline acts this year, a return to its guitar-based roots. Hip-hop superstar Jay-Z headlined the British music festival last year in an…

  11. 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…

  12. Dizzee Rascal Driving U.K. 'Bonkers'

    May 22, 2009 2:07 PM EDT Dizzee Rascal is set to score a big-selling No. 1 single in the U.K. on Sunday (May 24) with "Bonkers" (Dirtee Stank), his collaboration with DJ and producer Armand Van Helden. The U.K. rapper's last single, "Dance Wiv Me" recorded with dance act Calvin Harris and…

  13. Basement Jaxx, Tiësto Top Creamfields Lineup

    April 06, 2009 9:31 AM EDT Basement Jaxx, Tiësto, Paul Van Dyk and Dizzee Rascal have been confirmed as the headline acts for the 2009 U.K. Creamfields Festival. The two-day event will be held at Daresbury, Cheshire on Aug. 29 to 30. Other live acts confirmed to appear at the long-running dance event, which celebrated…

  14. This Day in Music

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that perform during a live telethon, "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast." 2005 - U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks…

  15. Kid Rock, ABBA Soar On U.K. Charts

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There was a double dose of good news for Kid Rock when the new U.K. sales charts were published yesterday (Aug. 3), as the Atlantic artist's "All Summer Long" moved 2-1 to become his first chart-toppi There was a double dose of good news for Kid Rock when the new U.K. sales…

  16. Coldplay Back On Top Of U.K. Album Chart

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Stank), featuring Calvin Harris & Chrome, started a fourth week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday, while Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Fr Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Stank),…

  17. ABBA Fever Heats Up U.K. Charts

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT But the real story of the chart week was the sales dominance, with its own material and that of the film celebration of its music, of Basshunter's fellow Swedes ABBA. Swedish dance artist Basshunter arrived at No. 1 on the U.K.'s individual artist album chart Sunday (July 20) with …

  18. Coldplay, Dizzee Rascal Still Rule U.K. Charts

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's run atop the U.K. album chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) extended into a fifth week yesterday (July 13), while Dizzee Rascal's "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Coldplay's run atop the U.K. album chart with "Viva…

  19. Dizzee Rascal, Coldplay Lead U.K. Charts

    July 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British rapper Dizzee Rascal achieved his first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (July 6) with "Dance Wiv Me" (Dirtee Stank), featuring Calvin Harris & Chrome. Meanwhile, Coldplay began week number fou British rapper Dizzee Rascal achieved his first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (July…

  20. Fatboy Slim Pulls Into Brighton Port Authority

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fatboy Slim gets a lift from Iggy Pop, David Byrne, Dizzee Rascal, Martha Wainwright and Ashley Beedle on the debut album from his new project, the Brighton Port Authority. Fatboy Slim gets a lift from Iggy Pop, David Byrne, Dizzee Rascal, Martha Wainwright and Ashley Beedle on the debut…

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