1. Backstreet Boys Return With New Album 'In A World Like This,' Kevin Richardson Back in the Fold

    July 19, 2013 6:13 AM EDT The Backstreet Boys celebrate their 20th anniversary this year, and to mark the milestone, will release their eighth album, "In A World Like This," through BMG on July 30. The group was previously signed to Jive Records. The title track is out now and is the first single recorded…

  2. One Direction Q&A: Louis Tomlinson

    December 14, 2012 8:55 AM EST The elder statesman of the group, Louis Tomlinson, 20, is also known in inside circles as the defacto leader and resident perfectionist in One Direction . In our conversation about being named Billboard's Top New Artist of 2012 , Tomlinson doesn't exactly dispute the labels. "I…

  3. TMI w/ JoJo: Watch Again

    February 06, 2012 12:05 PM EST Watch Live Thursdays at 3pm ET/12pm PT In this episdoe, which originally aired Feb. 2, 2012, host Downtown Julie Brown welcomed pop songstress JoJo to the TMI studio for a live conversation about JoJo's upcoming album, "Jumping Trains," and her other big 2012 plans. This…

  4. Adele, Coldplay Score BRIT Award Nominations

    January 12, 2012 3:35 PM EST Adele, Coldplay, Florence & The Machine and Jessie J were among the British artists to earn multiple 2012 BRIT Award nominations, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 12). The 32nd annual BRIT Awards, which honor the best popular music coming out of the U.K., will be held on Feb. 21.…

  5. Adele's '21' Returns to Top of U.K. Chart

    January 09, 2012 8:10 AM EST Flo Rida's 'Good Feeling' Climbs to Single Chart Win There's a familiar look to the top of the new U.K. album chart, published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Jan. 8), on which Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) sold another 38,000 units to move back 6…

  6. Rihanna's New 'Love': U.K. Singles Chart

    October 17, 2011 9:50 AM EDT Late 1990s/early 2000s British hit-making pop quintet Steps burst back on the U.K. album chart at No. 1 Sunday (16) with the new Sony Music compilation "The Ultimate Collection." Rihanna 's "We Found Love" (Def Jam/Universal), featuring Calvin Harris, started a second…

  7. Rihanna Finds Sixth No. 1 on U.K. Chart

    October 10, 2011 9:33 AM EDT James Morrison 's "The Awakening" started a second week atop the U.K. album chart Sunday (Oct. 9), as Rihanna raced to the singles summit after only four days on sale with "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris. With modest second-week sales of 36,000, according to…

  8. Freshman Haze: Allen Stone

    October 03, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Buzz is forming around rising soul singer Allen Stone . He's drawn the inevitable comparisons to Stevie Wonder and Justin Timberlake . With his unconventional look -- long, curly hairy and glasses -- and smooth falsetto, he reminds us more of a pre-"Evolution" Robin Thicke .…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal Up For Ivor Novello Awards

    April 20, 2010 10:16 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen and rapper Dizzee Rascal have each scored two nominations for the 55th Ivor Novello Awards. The award for British songwriters and composers take place at London's Grosvenor House on May 20. Allen and co-writer Greg Kurstin are nominated for best song musically and…

  12. Stevie Wonder To Headline Hard Rock Calling

    March 23, 2010 9:40 AM EDT Stevie Wonder will headline the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London's Hyde Park on June 26. The supporting bill for the 50,000-capacity show includes Jamiroquai , James Morrison and Corinne Bailey Rae . Stevie Wonder has also been tipped to play the Glastonbury Festival on the same…

  13. Charlotte Church Snags Finance Deal For Comeback

    March 12, 2010 12:11 PM EST Charlotte Church has agreed a £2 million ($3 million) investment deal with Power Amp Music, the London-based music fund manager, to support the recording of her new album and comeback. Church, a former child classical crossover artist who later moved into pop and TV presenting, has been…

  14. Sade Soldiers On Atop Euro Chart

    March 11, 2010 12:43 PM EST Sade 's "Soldier of Love" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) secures a fourth week atop Billboard's European Albums chart. But there's a surprise on Hot 100 Singles where, in a close-fought race, Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae's "Alors On Danse" …

  15. 'American Idol' Recap: Tim Urban Mounts A Comeback

    March 02, 2010 11:00 PM EST Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- Ryan Seacrest begins the evening on a weird note, mentioning Crystal Bowersox's inability to sing as a result of "doctor&…

  16. 'American Idol' Recap: Michael Lynche Can't Salvage Sub-Par Night

    February 25, 2010 1:53 AM EST Billboard's Ann Donahue breaks down every live performance of "American Idol" Season 9, from the top 24 contestants to the last one standing. -- When Simon Cowell said before this week's performances that he thought a woman was going to win this season, I figured he was…

  17. U.K. Haiti Benefit Single Debuts At No. 1

    February 15, 2010 8:32 AM EST Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment's star-packed charity cover of R.E.M. 's "Everybody Hurts," rush-released under the name Helping Haiti to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake, stormed to No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart. Alicia Keys ' "The…

  18. Chart Beat Wednesday: Train, Beyonce, Kings Of Leon

    February 03, 2010 2:05 PM EST 'SAN FRANCISCO' TREAT: Train travels back to the summit of Adult Pop Songs, as "Hey, Soul Sister" rises 3-1. The first single from the album "Save Me San Francisco" is the Bay Area band's third leader on the list. The act first reigned with "Drops of…

  19. 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…

  20. Michael Johns Not Holding Back On First Post-'Idol' Album

    May 29, 2009 4:43 PM EDT While the American Idol post-season promo drive for Summer 2009 has kicked into gear for Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, Season 7's Michael Johns will be resurfacing this summer with his first post-Idol album entitled "Hold Back My Heart." Due June 23 via TRP Records, the twelve…

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