1. Rage Against The Machine Beats 'X Factor' To U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 21, 2009 7:08 AM EST Rage Against the Machine snowed on teenager Joe McElderry's Christmas parade, as the results of the unlikely battle for the U.K.'s prestigious festive No. 1 single were confirmed on Sunday evening (Dec. 20). The news was the culmination of an orchestrated campaign by hundreds of…

  2. AC/DC Back Atop U.K. Chart After 28 Years

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia) trumped Kaiser Chiefs' "Off With Their Heads" (B Unique/Polydor/Universal) to seize the No. 1 crown on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 26). AC/DC has not led th AC/DC's "Black Ice" (Columbia) trumped Kaiser…

  3. Pink, Keane Rule U.K. Charts

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As Pink's "So What" (LaFace) started a third week atop the new U.K. singles chart, Keane scored a No. 1 debut with its third album, "Perfect Symmetry" (Universal Island). As Pink's "So What" (LaFace) started a third week atop the new U.K. singles chart,…

  4. Chart Beat

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Michael Jackson, Brad Paisley, Mariah Carey and more! KING OF POP (CATALOG): In its original run, Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was on The Billboard 200 for 122 weeks, 37 of which were spent at No. 1. With the re-entry of a silver anniversary edition, the…

  5. Macdonald Bumps Radiohead From U.K. Album Chart

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Scottish singer/songwriter Amy Macdonald's debut set "This Is the Life" (Vertigo) moved to the top of the U.K. album chart for the first time yesterday, five months after opening on the survey at No. Scottish singer/songwriter Amy Macdonald's debut set "This Is the…

  6. Radiohead Scores Fifth U.K. No. 1 Album

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead made their expected arrival at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Jan. 6) with "In Rainbows," released in the U.K. and internationally Dec. 31 on XL Recordings. "X-Factor" winner L Radiohead made their expected arrival at No. 1 on the new U.K. album…

  7. Radiohead's 'In Rainbows' Looms For U.K. No. 1

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's "In Rainbows" is on track to make a No. 1 start on the first Official U.K. Albums chart of 2008. The XL Recordings set is likely to sell about 50,000 copies by the end of what is typically Radiohead's "In Rainbows" is on track to make a No. 1 start on…

  8. 'X-Factor' Stars Top Last U.K. Chart Of '07

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Winners of "The X-Factor" continued to dominate the U.K. bestsellers as the British chart year ended. Current champion Leon Jackson entered a second week at No. 1 on the singles chart with "When You B Winners of "The X-Factor" continued to dominate the U.K.…

  9. '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"…