1. Adele's '21' Returns to Top of U.K. Charts, Foo Fighters at No. 2

    April 25, 2011 8:31 AM EDT Adele 's "21" (XL Recordings) resumed its supremacy yesterday (Sunday) on the U.K. album charts moving back 2-1 after the Foo Fighters ' "Wasting Light" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) last week broke its 12-week run at No. 1. "Party Rock Anthem" …

  2. Adele, Jennifer Lopez Extend Reign on U.K. Charts

    April 11, 2011 10:32 AM EDT A dele's "21" (XL Recordings) started the 11th week of its U.K. reign yesterday (Sunday) to achieve the longest consecutive run at No. 1 for a studio album by a solo artist in British chart history. Jennifer Lopez' "On The Floor" (Def Jam/Universal), featuring…

  3. Bob Dylan Earns Huge Ovation at First-Ever China Concert

    April 06, 2011 12:45 PM EDT Counter-culture hero and 1960s protest singer-songwriter Bob Dylan got a rapturous welcome from fans on Wednesday at his first ever concert in China, despite having agreed to sing only an approved set designed not to offend political sensitivities. Famous for his songs against injustice and…

  4. Bob Dylan to Perform in Vietnam for First Time

    March 15, 2011 9:25 AM EDT B ob Dylan , famous for his anti-war songs during the Vietnam War, will perform in the Communist country for the first time next month, his promoter said Tuesday. Dylan will appear at an 8,000-plus-capacity university stadium in the southern commercial hub of Ho Chi Minh City on April 10,…

  5. Adele, Elbow, Jessie J Top U.K. Chart, REM Debuts at No. 5

    March 14, 2011 8:43 AM EDT Adele's extraordinary U.K. sales show no signs of abating, as "21" (XL) started a seventh week atop the album chart yesterday and "Someone Like You" a fourth at No. 1 on the singles survey. Meanwhile, Elbow scored their highest-ever U.K. chart ranking as "Build A…

  6. Bob Dylan Clears China's Censors, Playing First Shows in April

    March 11, 2011 10:29 AM EST Censors have cleared Bob Dylan to make his China debut despite worries that the country's authoritarian government would block his planned shows given the American folk icon's antiestablishment reputation. China's Ministry of Culture said in a notice posted on its website…

  7. Adele Fends Off Jessie J, Beady Eye on U.K. Album Chart

    March 07, 2011 9:34 AM EST A dele's "21" (XL) sold its millionth copy in the United Kingdom last week to secure a sixth week atop the album chart, while its "Someone Like You" track started a third week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single. As the English singer-songwriter continues to break records…

  8. Billboard Bits: Reznor to Score Vampire Flick, Whitney's Daughter Refutes Cocaine Pictures

    March 03, 2011 6:39 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Whitney Houston's Daughter Refutes Cocaine Photographs Bobbi Kristina, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown , was photographed sniffing what appeared to be cocaine. The pictures were published in the…

  9. Bruno Mars Debuts Atop U.K. Album Chart, 'Glee' Cast Sets Record

    January 24, 2011 9:10 AM EST B runo Mars became the first male solo artist since Mika in 2007 to top the U.K. singles and album charts simultaneously on Sunday (Jan. 23). Meanwhile, the "Glee" Cast broke the record for the shortest time for any act to achieve 20 top 40 U.K. appearances. Mars' "Grenade…

  10. Nicki Minaj Paid Too Much, Say Trinidad Officials

    December 09, 2010 12:16 PM EST An audit has been called on the concert organizers for an Oct. 31 show that took place in Trinidad featuring Nicki Minaj , for which the rapper was allegedly paid $825,000. According to reports, a government official in Minaj's hometown is not pleased with the cost of the concert and is…

  11. MTV U.K. Tips Far East Movement, Mona, Willow Smith For 2011

    December 01, 2010 8:36 AM EST U.S. acts Far East Movement , Mona and Willow Smith have made the MTV Networks U.K. & Ireland list of 10 emerging acts it predicts will break big in 2011. "Blackberry Presents: Brand New For 2011" was unveiled at London's Koko venue last night (Nov. 30), with performances…

  12. Cheryl Cole Rains On Rihanna's Chart Parade

    November 01, 2010 8:38 AM EDT C heryl Cole scored her second solo U.K. No. 1 single with "Promise This" (Polydor/Universal) to hold Rihanna 's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) to a runner-up debut. Kings of Leon 's "Come Around Sundown" (Hand Me Down/Sony Music…

  13. French Protests Nix Lady Gaga Shows

    October 21, 2010 7:37 AM EDT Live Nation has postponed two Lady Gaga shows in Paris this weekend because of the strikes and protests in France over the plan to raise the retirement age. The Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 shows at Paris Bercy have been postponed until Dec. 19 and Dec. 20 "as a result of the logistical…

  14. Adam Lambert To Play It Safe For Malaysia Concert

    October 12, 2010 7:24 AM EDT Adam Lambert has pledged to obey Malaysian government rules that forbid the flamboyant, openly gay glam rocker from kissing anyone onstage and wearing revealing clothes for a concert this week, a show organizer said Tuesday (Oct. 12). The "American Idol" runner-up, who is currently…

  15. Malaysian Islamists Object to Adam Lambert Concert

    October 11, 2010 5:14 PM EDT Malaysia's Islamist opposition party on Monday demanded that authorities cancel a planned concert by Adam Lambert that they say is promoting "gay culture" in the mainly Muslim country. The Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) has also threatened to call "as many of its…

  16. Phil Collins 'Back' At No. 1 in U.K.

    September 27, 2010 7:13 AM EDT The Atlantic label has both new U.K. chart champions, with Phil Collins topping the U.K. album chart for the first time in 12 years, after his soul covers set "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music) climbed 4-1 on the new Official Charts Company listing last night (Sept. 26). Bruno…

  17. Wyclef Jean to Announce Bid for President of Haiti This Week

    August 04, 2010 7:45 AM EDT Wyclef Jean is about to announce his candidacy for president of earthquake-ravaged Haiti, according to the former head of the country's Chamber of Deputies. Former Deputy Pierre Eric Jean-Jacques told the Associated Press that the hip hop artist will run as part of his coalition in the…

  18. Danzig Sees 'Red' On New Album, Tour

    June 08, 2010 12:25 PM EDT Mother, tell your children not to walk this way... Glenn Danzig is back in town. The former Misfits and Samhain frontman is hitting the road for a nine-date outing, starting June 15 at the NorVa in Norfolk, Va. The shows will support Danzig newest album, "Deth Red Sabaoth," arriving…

  19. 'Exile On Main St' Back At U.K. No. 1

    May 24, 2010 7:46 AM EDT For the first time in 16 years, the Rolling Stones top the U.K. album chart, after their reissued 1972 album "Exile On Main St" (Polydor/Universal) hit No. 1. U.S. hip-hop artist B.O.B. debuted at the singles summit with "Nothing On You" (Rebel Rock/Grand/HustleAtlantic…

  20. Billboard Bits: Kings of Convenience, Travis Barker, Courtney Love and More

    February 12, 2010 6:17 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip every afternoon. Film director Jim Jarmusch has signed on as curator for a day of the New York edition of All Tomorrow's Parties festival in upstate New York this coming Labor Day weekend. Sonic Youth, the…

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