1. SXSW: 10 Things Seen and Overheard Thursday

    March 18, 2011 11:35 AM EDT The 2011 South By Southwest festival collided with St. Patrick's Day on Thursday (Mar. 17), as Austin's finest checked out some wacky sight and killer sounds while showing their green pride. Check out 10 things that caught our attention in Austin yesterday: SXSW 2011 Main Page 1.…

  2. SXSW: 10 Things Seen & Overheard Wednesday

    March 17, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Whether you enjoy Raphael Saadiq's killer sets or Mischa Barton spottings, there was a ton of fun, wacky experiences to soak in yesterday (Mar. 17) at the 2011 SXSW festival. Check out 10 things that caught our attention in Austin yesterday: SXSW 2011 Main Page 1. The Glassnote Records…

  3. Adele Ties Beatles Record on U.K. Charts, BRIT Awards Boost Winners

    February 21, 2011 11:36 AM EST A dele has become the first living artist since the Beatles in 1964 to have two titles simultaneously in the top five of both the U.K. singles and album charts. The XL-signed star's sophomore album, "21," started a fourth week at No. 1 Sunday (Feb. 20), passing half a million…

  4. Ashton Shepherd "Look It Up"

    February 19, 2011 5:42 PM EST Alabama native Ashton Shepherd has just the right amount of twang in her distinctive delivery, and she puts it to good use on this sassy, uptempo number about a woman fed up with a philandering man. The singer tells him off in no uncertain terms: She suggests he look up a few choice words,…

  5. Grammys 2011: 15 Things You Didn't See on TV

    February 14, 2011 1:50 AM EST Not all of the excitement at the 2011 Grammy Awards happened on the stage. Here's 15 memorable moments that you didn't see on TV. 1. Arcade Fire was in quite the celebratory mood over its Album of the Year win for "The Suburbs." The group entered the press room singing the…

  6. Mumford & Sons: The Billboard Cover Story

    February 07, 2011 2:18 PM EST On Dec. 1, the day that the nominations were announced for the 2011 Grammy Awards, Glassnote Records founder Daniel Glass sat in a New York screening room with his family watching the new Sofia Coppola film, "Somewhere." Phoenix , the alt-rock band that Glass transformed during the…

  7. Bruno Mars Debuts Atop U.K. Album Chart, 'Glee' Cast Sets Record

    January 24, 2011 9:10 AM EST B runo Mars became the first male solo artist since Mika in 2007 to top the U.K. singles and album charts simultaneously on Sunday (Jan. 23). Meanwhile, the "Glee" Cast broke the record for the shortest time for any act to achieve 20 top 40 U.K. appearances. Mars' "Grenade…

  8. Bruno Mars Earns Second U.K. No. 1 with 'Grenade'

    January 17, 2011 1:24 PM EST B runo Mars won his second solo U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Sunday) with "Grenade" (Elektra//Warner Music), recording the highest sales total for a January release in the market for 15 years. "Grenade" sold close to 150,000 units last week, according to the Official…

  9. Arcade Fire, Eminem, Mumford & Sons Earn BRIT Award Nominations

    January 13, 2011 2:50 PM EST British rapper Tinie Tempah led the field on Thursday at the BRIT awards with four nominations, just ahead of singer-songwriter Plan B , folk rock act Mumford & Sons and London's The XX , who each had three nods. In a turnaround from 2010's female-dominated nominations, male…

  10. Jessie J Named Critics' Choice at BRIT Awards

    December 15, 2010 10:43 AM EST British singer/songwriter Jessie J has won the BRITs Critics' Choice award, making it four prizes in four years for female acts. Previous winners of the prize honoring up-and-coming artists on the British pop scene were Ellie Goulding , Florence and the Machine and Adele . "This is…

  11. Take That Marks Third Week At No. 1 On U.K. Chart

    December 06, 2010 10:24 AM EST Take That marked a third week atop the U.K. album chart yesterday -- and a remarkable 52nd career overall for albums and singles charts combined -- with "Progress" (Polydor/Universal). The "X Factor" Finalists' charity cover of David Bowie 's "Heroes" …

  12. MTV U.K. Tips Far East Movement, Mona, Willow Smith For 2011

    December 01, 2010 8:36 AM EST U.S. acts Far East Movement , Mona and Willow Smith have made the MTV Networks U.K. & Ireland list of 10 emerging acts it predicts will break big in 2011. "Blackberry Presents: Brand New For 2011" was unveiled at London's Koko venue last night (Nov. 30), with performances…

  13. Take That, 'X Factor' Bowie Cover Top U.K Charts

    November 29, 2010 8:18 AM EST Take That 's "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart, while the now-annual charity song by the finalists of this year's "X Factor," a cover of David Bowie 's "Heroes" (Syco Music/Sony Music…

  14. 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…

  15. Wynton Marsalis in Cuba for Historic Jazz Concerts

    October 04, 2010 5:40 PM EDT A country known for groundbreaking jazz is getting a visit from one of America's leading trumpeters, who spent the weekend jamming with Cuban legends ahead of a concert series that will put musicians from the two Cold War enemies on stage together. The visit by Wynton Marsalis and his…

  16. Hot Tours: Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Luis Miguel

    September 30, 2010 2:45 PM EDT Country acts take center stage on this week's Hot Tours chart, claiming four of the top 10 slots on the list. Leading the pack at No. 1 is Brad Paisley who takes the top ranking with $4.5 million in box office grosses reported from eight dates on his H2O World Tour. All of this week'…

  17. La Roux, "In for the Kill"

    September 10, 2010 4:37 PM EDT La Roux's defiant singalong "Bulletproof," the first single from the synth-pop duo's self-titled 2009 debut, sold more than 1.7 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and peaked at a surprising No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. Follow-up single "In for the Kill…

  18. Eminem Returns To U.K. Chart Summit

    August 16, 2010 7:52 AM EDT "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started its third separate U.K. reign to become Eminem 's longest-running No. 1 on the British album chart, while Flo Rida 's "Club Can't Handle Me" (Atlantic/Warner Music), featuring David Guetta , moved 2-1 on the singles…

  19. Grace Jones, Roxy Music Headline London's Lovebox Fest

    July 19, 2010 8:55 AM EDT Grace Jones closed the U.K.'s Lovebox festival in London with a typically flamboyant performance. The veteran Jamaican-born dance artist topped the bill on the final day (July 18) of the festival in Victoria Park, London. Lovebox, which launched in 2002, expanded from two to three days…

  20. Kelly Clarkson Song Hangs Label, Ryan Tedder Out to Dry

    May 07, 2010 1:22 PM EDT K elly Clarkson has penned a new song in response to her ongoing feud with her label, RCA/Sony Music, and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder. The recently-leaked track, "Wash, Rinse, Repeat," allegedly addresses the controversy surrounding Clarkson's 2009 single, "Already…

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