1. Avenged Sevenfold's 'Hail To The King' Claims British Chart Throne

    September 02, 2013 3:53 AM EDT As Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” (Polydor/Universal) started a third week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday) to become the longest-running bestseller by a domestic artist in 2013, Californian rockers Avenged Sevenfold landed their first No. 1 album in the territory, debuting at the…

  2. Elton John Is Back at No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart

    July 23, 2012 8:40 AM EDT With help of Pnau, and a slow sales week, singer scores first No. 1 in 22 years Elton John landed his first U.K. No. 1 album for 22 years, and Florence + the Machine a second week atop the singles chart, as the Official Charts Company's weekly data was unveiled yesterday (July 22). The…

  3. Florence + the Machine Tops U.K. Chart, Frank Ocean Debuts Big

    July 16, 2012 9:40 AM EDT Ocean's 'Channel Orange' Opens at No. 2 on Album Chart, Behind Newton Faulkner Florence + the Machine scored a first-ever U.K. No. 1 single yesterday as "Spectrum (Say My Name)" debuted at the summit. English singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner , meanwhile, was grabbing…

  4. Nas, Damian Marley Cancel London Show, Flight Ban Lifted

    April 21, 2010 6:58 AM EDT The Nas and Damian Marley show in London has been canceled as a result of the shutdown on flights in the U.K. However, travel restrictions have been lifted and flights began landing again in the U.K. on Tuesday night (April 20). The volcanic ash from Iceland closed U.K. airspace for six days,…

  5. Miley Cyrus, Usher Grounded By Volcanic Ash

    April 19, 2010 8:32 AM EDT Flight restrictions have been extended in the U.K. and Europe because of the volcanic ash cloud, leaving tour plans and promotional campaigns in tatters. Several U.K. acts missed the Coachella festival at the weekend, including Gary Numan , the Cribs , Frightened Rabbit and Bad Lieutenant .…

  6. Paramore Scores First U.K. No. 1

    October 06, 2009 10:09 AM EDT Paramore scored its first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Sunday) with "Brand New Eyes" (Fueled By Ramen/Warner Music), as Taio Cruz 's "Break Your Heart" (Universal Island) began a third week atop the singles survey. Paramore's previous best U.K. album chart peak…

  7. Lollapalooza 2008 Artists

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Check out performance times, news, reviews, chart data, tour dates and features from Lollapalooza 2008 performers. This complete list of the artists performing at Lollapalooza 2008 includes performance times, news, reviews, chart data, tour dates. Click on a name to view Billboard's full…

  8. Newton Faulkner / April 30, 2008 / New York (Bowery Ballroom)

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The so-called British folk-pop sensation that storms the charts in the U.K. but fails to break in the 'States, has become a kind of cliché. Enter Newton Faulkner. The so-called British folk-pop sensation that storms the charts in the U.K. but fails to break in the 'States, has…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    April 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna gets her groove on with Timbaland and Justin Timberlake, Portishead breaks a decade-plus hiatus, the Roots serve up hip-hop with a hard-hitting punch and Santogold and Robyn put a new spin on Teen rapper Lil Mama's Jive debut, "VYP: Voice of the Young People." Rock…

  10. R.E.M. Earns Eighth U.K. No. 1 Album

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) took R.E.M. back to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday, debuting at No. 1 to become its eighth British bestseller. London-born R&B singer Estelle scored a third "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) took R.E.M. back to the top of the U.K. album…

  11. Scouting For Girls, Basshunter Lead U.K. Charts

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST British trio Scouting For Girls completed their rise to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday with their self-titled debut album. Swedish DJ-artist Basshunter moved into a second week atop the singl British trio Scouting For Girls completed their rise to No. 1 on the U.K. album chart…

  12. 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…

  13. Kingston, Hard-Fi Enjoy Big Weeks On U.K. Charts

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Kingston scored both a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart with "Beautiful Girls" (Beluga Heights/Epic) and a No. 8 debut on the album survey with his self-titled set. Sean Kingston scored both a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart with "Beautiful…

  14. Kingston, Faulkner Lead The Pack On U.K. Charts

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sean Kingston's former Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper "Beautiful Girls" (RCA) moved up 2-1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sept. 2), and the top 10 included climbers by Plain White Ts, Rihann Sean Kingston's former Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper "Beautiful…

  15. Faulkner, West Assume Control On U.K. Charts

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner capped his impressive emergence as a U.K. chart presence yesterday (Aug. 26) by following the top 10 single "Dream Catch Me" (Ugly Truth) with a No. 1 debut f British singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner capped his impressive emergence as a U.K…

  16. Elvis, Kanye West Share Top Honors On U.K. Charts

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the week of the 30th anniversary of his death, Elvis Presley returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Aug. 19) with RCA's new two-CD compilation "The King." In the week of the 30th anniversary of his death, Elvis Presley returned to the top of the U.K. album…

  17. Timbaland, Potts Remain Atop U.K. Charts

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Timbaland's "The Way I Are" (Interscope) featuring DOE and Keri Hilson started a second week atop the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Aug. 5). Timbaland's "The Way I Are" (Interscope) featuring DOE and Keri Hilson started a second week atop the new U.K. singles…