1. Adele, Drake Lead U.K.'s Year-End Charts

    January 03, 2017 4:31 AM EST Adele’s all-conquering 25 (XL Recordings) topped the U.K.’s year-end best-seller’s list for the second successive year, while Drake’s “One Dance” (Cash Money/Republic) was the indisputable hit single of 2016, according to newly published data.  Adele’s third album beat out recordings by…

  2. Clean Bandit Seizes the U.K.'s Christmas No. 1

    December 23, 2016 1:36 PM EST The U.K. coveted Christmas No. 1 single belongs to Clean Bandit , who remain steady at the summit for a seventh week with “Rockabye” (Atlantic/Warner), featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie . There's no change atop the festive album chart either, where Michael Ball and Alfie Boe 's…

  3. Clean Bandit Lead Tight Race to U.K. Christmas Chart No. 1

    December 20, 2016 4:36 AM EST Clean Bandit , Rag ‘n’ Bone Man   and  Little Mix   are the lead pack in a tight race for the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1 single.  Reigning chart champs Clean Bandit   is in pole position for the crown with “Rockabye” (Atlantic). The track leads the midweek survey, though BRITS…

  4. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe 'Together' at No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart

    December 17, 2016 12:35 PM EST In the last sales charts before the race for the prestigious Christmas No. 1 slots, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's Together (Decca/Universal) completes its climb to the top of the album bestsellers. Clean Bandit 's “Rockabye” (Atlantic/Warner), featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie ,…

  5. Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik's 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' Challenging for U.K. Chart Title

    December 13, 2016 5:53 AM EST The biggest names in pop are locked in battle for the U.K.’s singles chart crown. X Factor U.K . 2016 season winner Matt Terry is expected to place at or near the top of the Official U.K. Singles Chart with "When Christmas Comes Around." The song, written by Ed Sheeran , was…

  6. Rolling Stones' 'Blue & Lonesome' Bolting to U.K. No. 1

    December 06, 2016 3:10 AM EST The Rolling Stones are hurtling towards the top spot on the U.K. albums chart with the rock veterans’ comeback album Blue & Lonesome (Polydor).  The all-blues covers set is almost 66,000 combined sales ahead of Michael Ball & Alfie Boe’s second-placed Together (Decca) at the halfway…

  7. Kate Bush On Track for First U.K No. 1 Album In Almost 30 Years

    November 29, 2016 3:57 AM EST Kate Bush is running up the hill that is the U.K. albums chart for what could be her first No. 1 in nearly 30 years. The English singer’s Before The Dawn (Noble & Brite), a live collection featuring recordings from her 2014 Eventim Apollo London residency, is locked into the top spot on…

  8. Robbie Williams Swinging Toward a 12th U.K. No. 1 Album

    November 08, 2016 5:59 AM EST Robbie Williams is Britain’s man of the moment. The pop star was honored on Monday (Nov. 7) with the BRITs Icon Award, joining Elton John and the late David Bowie as the only recipients of the BRIT Awards’ highest accolade. And come Friday, he could have his 12th No. 1 on the Official U.K.…

  9. Nicole Scherzinger's 'Breath' Claims U.K. No. 1

    March 21, 2011 8:09 AM EDT Adele extended her run atop the album chart with "21" (XL) to eight weeks yesterday (Sunday), setting a new digital record in the process, as Nicole Scherzinger claimed her first U.K. solo No. 1 single with "Don't Hold Your Breath" (Interscope/Universal). The million…

  10. U2, Comic Relief Top U.K. Charts

    March 16, 2009 10:06 AM EDT The latest single for the BBC's Comic Relief charity yesterday became the 11th in the series to hit No. 1 in the U.K., while U2's "No Line On The Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) started a second week atop the album chart. The single, also on Mercury, is a remake of Dolly…

  11. Hoosiers, Leona Lewis Top U.K. Charts

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London band the Hoosiers completed an outstanding few months on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (Oct. 28) as their debut album, "The Trick to Life" (RCA), debuted at the top of the new album survey. M London band the Hoosiers completed an outstanding few months on the U.K. sales…

  12. Chart Beat

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fred tackles news on Dionne Warwick, Jay-Z, Elvis and more! DO MAKE HER OVER: Ignoring the title of her very first chart hit, "Don't Make Me Over," Dionne Warwick has teamed up with artists like Olivia Newton-John, Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Estefan to remake some of her greatest…