1. 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…

  2. Beatles, Stones, Blur Backing U.K. Record Store Day

    April 16, 2010 9:22 AM EDT The Beatles , the Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen are among the high profile names leading the line for the U.K. leg of tomorrow's (April 17) Record Store Day - an event that organizers are confidently predicting will be Britain's biggest ever. Over 150 U.K. stores are…

  3. Blur Returns For Record Store Day

    April 09, 2010 9:09 AM EDT U.K. rock act Blur , which reformed for dates last summer, has recorded new material for release as part of Record Store Day. The 1,000 copies of the seven-inch vinyl single will be Blur's first new material since 2003. Details will be confirmed nearer the release. "We want…

  4. POTW Feb. 26: Black Eyed Peas, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha

    February 26, 2010 3:18 PM EST Courtney Love , Lily Allen , Ke$ha and more of music's controversial stars strutted their stuff on the red carpet at the NME Awards in London, while Lil Kim and Ashanti made sure they weren't tardy for Juelz Santana 's birthday party in New York City. From performance shots of…

  5. Muse, Kasabian Top NME Awards With Two Apiece

    February 25, 2010 5:51 AM EST Muse and Kasabian tied for top spot at the NME music awards with two prizes apiece. There were also standout performances from godlike genius recipient Paul Weller , who played classic Jam songs at the O2 Academy Brixton, as well as the Specials , Kasabian and the Big Pink featuring Lily…

  6. Lady Gaga, JLS, Florence Rule At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 6:07 PM EST L ady Gaga was the big winner at the 2010 BRIT Awards at London's Earls Court with three wins, but British acts JLS and Florence and the Machine snagged important awards on the night. There were strong performances from Gaga , U.K. rock act Kasabian and the duet between British alt-rock…

  7. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 11:24 AM EST Lady Gaga , Florence and the Machine , Dizzee Rascal , Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organised by U.K. trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 from 8pm tonight (Feb. 16) with further…

  8. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 19, 2010 6:49 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle . U.K. acts Florence and the Machine , Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Arena on Feb. 16 and screened live on ITV1.…

  9. Cheryl Cole Owns U.K. Singles, Albums Charts

    November 02, 2009 10:39 AM EST C heryl Cole joined the select band of solo female artists to achieve simultaneous U.K. No. 1 singles and albums yesterday. The Girls Aloud member and "X Factor" judge's debut solo album "3 Words" (Fascination/Polydor/Universal) opened in pole position while "…

  10. 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…

  11. Marilyn Manson Sicker Than Usual, David Gray Gets Gritty

    September 24, 2009 6:09 PM EDT In this edition of the Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Marilyn Manson announces that he has swine flu, which he assures fans was not caused in any way by his "past choices in women." The publicity can't hurt, as his tour and latest album "The High…

  12. 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…

  13. Bebel Gilberto Goes 'All In' With Verve

    August 20, 2009 1:43 PM EDT Time spent in Jamaica, a new marriage and a deal with Verve are the driving factors for Brazilian vocalist Bebel Gilberto's fourth record, "All In One." The twelve song set - due September 29 - features a host of different producers, including Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lily…

  14. Foreigner Comeback To Be A Wal-Mart Exclusive

    July 27, 2009 10:03 AM EDT Can Wal-Mart work its magic for yet another '70s rock act? The retail giant's exclusive September 29 release of Foreigner 's "Can't Slow Down" will be its first major exclusive since AC/DC's "Black Ice" in October. The album (Foreigner's first…

  15. Chart Beat: 3OH!3, Bob Dylan, Jason Aldean

    May 07, 2009 2:19 PM EDT Chart Beat now offers a sneak peak at chart action with a first-look edition on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, when all of our online charts are refreshed with the latest data, Chart Beat appears as always in its full form, spotlighting achievements from among our entire menu of charts. 3'S…

  16. Pearl Jam, Beasties, Dave Matthews To Headline Austin City Limits Fest

    April 28, 2009 1:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, and the Beastie Boys will make their Austin City Limits Music Festival debuts as headliners of the eight edition of the event in Austin's Zilker Park on Oct. 2-4. Kings of Leon, Ben Harper and Relentless7, Thievery Corporation, John Legend, the Dead Weather…

  17. Lady GaGa, Tinchy Stryder Top U.K. Charts

    April 27, 2009 6:26 PM EDT Ghanaian-born, east London-based "grime" artist Tinchy Stryder scored his first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday, debuting at the top with the aptly-titled "Number 1" (4th & Broadway/Universal Island), featuring London hip-hop act N-Dubz. Lady Gaga's "The Fame…

  18. 'Divas' Returning to VH1

    April 21, 2009 12:54 PM EDT VH1 is bringing back its "Divas" franchise for the first time since 2005, the music network announced on Monday (April 20). The performance special - which in past years has showcased Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Chaka Khan and Diana Ross - will air live…

  19. Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, Oasis Lined Up for Roskilde

    April 17, 2009 3:22 PM EDT Kanye West, Nine Inch Nails, Oasis, Lil Wayne and Coldplay are set to headline the 39th annual Roskilde Festival, to be held July 2-5 outside of Copenhagen, Denmark. Additional artists slated to perform at the seven-stage event, which is the longest-running outdoor music festival in the world…

  20. Lady GaGa, Calvin Harris Top U.K. Charts

    April 13, 2009 2:40 PM EDT Scottish producer-artist Calvin Harris scored his first U.K. No. 1 single yesterday (Sunday) with "I'm Not Alone" (Columbia/Sony BMG), while Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) started a second week atop the album chart. Harris had top ten U.K. hits in…

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