1. Rihanna Tops U.K. Albums Chart, Scores New Records

    November 28, 2011 9:30 AM EST Rihanna fever is officially sweeping the United Kingdom, as the Barbadian superstar lands a simultaneous No. 1 single and album for the second time this year, and several new U.K. chart records in the process. Meanwhile, "Now! That's What I Call Music 80" (EMI TV/Universal…

  2. 'X Factor' Winner Earns No. 1 U.K. Christmas Song

    December 20, 2010 9:04 AM EST T ake That maintained their album chart supremacy on the U.K.'s last sales charts before the holiday, as "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) added 330,000 new sales to take its five-week total to 1.44m. Matt Cardle, who won the Dec. 12 final of "The X Factor," duly…

  3. Black Eyed Peas Score Fifth No. 1 Single in U.K.

    December 13, 2010 9:25 AM EST As Take That 's "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) moved past one million U.K. sales to start a fourth week atop the album chart there, the Black Eyed Peas scored a fifth No. 1 single in the territory, climbing 6-1 with "The Time (Dirty Bit)" (Interscope/Universal). The…

  4. 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" …

  5. 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…

  6. Michael Buble, 'X Factor' Joe McElderry Top U.K. Charts

    December 29, 2009 12:36 PM EST The final weekly U.K. sales charts of 2009, published Sunday (Dec. 27), gave "X Factor" winner Joe McElderry the No. 1 single he missed out on last week with "The Climb" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment), and Michael Bublé his first bestselling album in the territory…

  7. Susan Boyle Passes 1 Million U.K. Sales

    December 14, 2009 8:10 AM EST As Susan Boyle started a third week atop the U.K. album chart, Lady Gaga scored her third No. 1 single in the territory with "Bad Romance" (Interscope/Universal). Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) leads the way again in the…

  8. Susan Boyle Secures 2nd Week Atop U.K. Chart

    December 07, 2009 7:21 AM EST Susan Boyle 's "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) has started a second week at the U.K. album chart summit, taking its two-week sales past 700,000 units. Peter Kay and his All Star Band's "Official Children In Need Medley" (Epic/Sony Music…

  9. David Gray Ready To 'Draw The Line'

    June 02, 2009 1:28 PM EDT After a four year break, British singer-songwriter David Gray is set to return September 22 with "Draw The Line," his first set of all new songs since 2005's "Life In Slow Motion." While the final track list is still being finalized, fans can expect at least eleven…

  10. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York'…

  11. Take That, Leona Still Strong On U.K. Charts

    December 15, 2008 11:00 AM EST Take That's "The Circus" album (Polydor/Universal) and Leona Lewis' "Run" single (Syco Music/Sony BMG) kept their places as the U.K.'s bestsellers on the new sales charts published yesterday (Dec. 14). The Take That album started a second week at the top…

  12. Take That, Leona Lewis Rule U.K. Charts

    December 08, 2008 11:21 AM EST Take That's "The Circus" (Polydor/Universal) gave the latter-day boy band another U.K. No. 1 album yesterday with a massive opening sales total of 432,000. Leona Lewis' cover of Snow Patrol's "Run" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) went straight to the top of the…

  13. 'X-Factor' Alums Rule U.K. Holiday Charts

    December 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Domination of the Christmas U.K. charts by ITV's "The X-Factor" was completed yesterday (Dec. 23), as 18-year-old Scottish singer Leon Jackson, who won the final of the contest on Dec. 15 and had his Domination of the Christmas U.K. charts by ITV's "The X-Factor"…

  14. This Day in Music

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The gig caps a nearly eight-month trek, the quartet's first since its original 1992 dissolution, wh 2004 - The Pixies wrap their triumphant reunion tour with a show at New York'…

  15. Melua/Cassidy Duet Tops U.K. Singles Chart

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST An "electronic duet" charity version of Louis Armstrong's 1968 U.K. No. 1 "What a Wonderful World" by Katie Melua and the late Eva Cassidy has repeated the feat of the original and gone to the top of An "electronic duet" charity version of Louis Armstrong&…

  16. Lewis Still Dominating U.K. Album, Singles Charts

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis began another week of supremacy on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (Dec. 9), moving into a seventh week at No. 1 with the single "Bleeding Love" and a fourth with its parent Syco Music/Son Leona Lewis began another week of supremacy on the U.K. sales charts yesterday …

  17. Leona Lewis Still Strong On U.K. Charts

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis maintained her stronghold on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (Dec. 2) as her Syco Music/Sony BMG album "Spirit" started a third week at No. 1 and "Bleeding Love" strode into a sixth week a Leona Lewis maintained her stronghold on the U.K. sales charts yesterday…

  18. The Pogues / March 6, 2007 / Chicago (Congress Theatre)

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Forget the Pixies, Police and even the Stooges: few foresaw a full-fledged Pogues reunion because few imagined frontman Shane MacGowan ever in a condition to rejoin anyone short of his maker. Forget the Pixies, Police and even the Stooges: few foresaw a full-fledged Pogues reunion because few…

  19. 'X Factor' Winner Lewis Earns U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis, the winner of the Dec. 16 final of talent series "The X Factor," duly took her place as the U.K.'s Christmas No. 1 with the single "A Moment Like This" (Syco Music) on Christmas Eve. Leona Lewis, the winner of the Dec. 16 final of talent series "The…

  20. Take That Holds Strong On U.K. Charts

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Take That's supremacy in the U.K. market extended into the pre-Christmas sales charts published yesterday (Dec. 17). In the penultimate survey before the holiday, the group's single, "Patience" (Polyd Take That's supremacy in the U.K. market extended into the pre…

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