1. '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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Lady Gaga Tops UK Singles Chart For Second Week

    March 30, 2009 9:45 AM EDT Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” (Interscope/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday, ahead of a strong debut by London indie band the Noisettes with “Don’t Upset The Rhythm” (Vertigo/Universal). Ronan Keating’s covers collection “Songs For My Mother” (Polydor…

  5. Kings of Leon, Lily Allen Top U.K. Charts

    February 23, 2009 11:22 AM EST Kings of Leon’s double triumph at the BRIT Awards last week delivered a big sales boost on the new U.K. charts Sunday (Feb. 22). The Hand Me Down/Sony BMG quartet returned to No. 1 with the album “Only By The Night” and, on the singles survey, jumped back 12-3 with “Use Somebody” and 19-14…

  6. Swift Back To No. 1 As Plant/Krauss, Coldplay Soar

    February 18, 2009 11:37 AM EST In a chart week encompassing Grammy boosts and Valentine's Day sales, Taylor Swift's Big Machine effort "Fearless" returns to the top of The Billboard 200. The set moved 92,000 copies on a 44% sales jump, resulting in its nine non-consecutive weeks at No. 1. The last album…

  7. Lily Allen Asserts Control Over U.K. Charts

    February 16, 2009 2:35 PM EST Lily Allen added No. 1 stripes on the U.K. album chart to her continuing reign on the singles survey. The Regal/Parlophone/EMI artist's sophomore album "It's Not Me, It's You" debuted at the top, as "The Fear" started a third week at the singles summit. The…

  8. Lily Allen Welcomes New Album At MySpace Show

    February 11, 2009 10:30 AM EST Lily Allen celebrated yesterday's (Feb. 10) release of her new album, "It's Not Me, It's You," with a gig at New York's intimate Bowery Ballroom as part of MySpace's "Secret Show" series. Allen was in great spirits throughout the evening, taking…

  9. Lily Allen, Springsteen Retain U.K. Chart Peaks

    February 09, 2009 11:12 AM EST Lily Allen's Allen's "The Fear" (Regal/Parlophone/EMI) and Bruce Springsteen's "Working on a Dream" (Columbia/Sony BMG) retained the No. 1 spots on the new U.K. single and album charts respectively yesterday (Feb. 8). Allen's single started a second…

  10. Lily Allen, Bruce Springsteen Crown U.K. Charts

    February 02, 2009 10:54 AM EST Lily Allen and Bruce Springsteen were the new champions on the U.K. singles and album charts yesterday (Feb. 1). Allen's "The Fear" (Regal/Parlophone/EMI) debuted atop the singles chart, while Springsteen's "Working on a Dream" (Columbia/Sony BMG) entered the…

  11. English Beat: Lily Allen

    January 14, 2009 2:10 PM EST In the nearly two years since Lily Allen's last album, the singer has encountered change more often than Barack Obama's speechwriter. An interview with her used to consist of a pizza-and-beer encounter in her manager's office; it's now been replaced with a tete-a-tete over…

  12. Lily Allen Will Rock 'You' In February

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT More details have emerged about Lily Allen's sophomore album, "It's Not Me, It's You," which will arrive Feb. 10 in North America via Capitol and a day earlier in the U.K. through Regal/EMI. More details have emerged about Lily Allen's sophomore album, "It&…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at New York's Hiro Ballroom. Appearing with a three-piece horn section, bassist and keyboardist, Allen blasts throu 2006 - 21-year-old U.K. hip-hop sensation Lily Allen makes her first U.S. appearance at…

  14. Bono, The Edge Guest On Tom Jones Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 15 years without a new album in the U.S., Tom Jones will release a disc of almost entirely original material this fall. After 15 years without a new album in the U.S., Tom Jones will release a disc of almost entirely original material this fall. The 68-year-old singer will release "…

  15. Second Lily Allen Album Due In February

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop upstart Lily Allen has penciled in a Feb. 9, 2009, release date for her as-yet-untitled sophomore album. Last month Allen wrote on her MySpace page that the album was finished but being held U.K. pop upstart Lily Allen has penciled in a Feb. 9, 2009, release date for her as-yet…

  16. Lily Allen Confused Over New Album Delay

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop star Lily Allen has expressed confusion over the release of her sophomore album amid the current changes at EMI. U.K. pop star Lily Allen has expressed confusion over the release of her sophomore album amid the current changes at EMI. The follow-up to her 2006 album "Alright,…

  17. Chasing Adele

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT At first viewing, 19-year-old Adele Laurie Blue Adkins' performance last August on popular U.K. music program "Later... With Jools Holland" is the picture of composure and grace. At first viewing, 19-year-old Adele Laurie Blue Adkins' performance last August on popular U.K…

  18. Gnarls Barkley Rings In MySpace's 150th Secret Show

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley, Battles and newcomer Janelle Monae hit New York's Fillmore at Irving Plaza last night (June 8) for MySpace's 150th "Secret Show." Admission was free on a first-come, first-served basis Gnarls Barkley, Battles and newcomer Janelle Monae hit New York's…

  19. New Jem Album Heads To 'Earth' In September

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Welsh rock artist Jem will follow-up her breakthrough 2004 debut with a new album, "Down to Earth," in September via ATO Records. First single "It's Amazing" can be found on New Line's "Sex and the Ci Welsh rock artist Jem will follow-up her breakthrough…

  20. Duran Duran Teams With Mark Ronson For Concert

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duran Duran and hot producer Mark Ronson will join forces on July 2 at Paris' La Cigale for a special concert collaboration. Duran Duran and hot producer Mark Ronson will join forces on July 2 at Paris' La Cigale for a special concert collaboration. Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes…

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