1. 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.…

  2. Yanni, 'Inspirato': Exclusive Album Premiere

    April 22, 2014 2:08 PM EDT Yanni, the globally popular composer, is back and he's brought with him some of the world greats of opera. The Greek-born musician returns with an album of his best known works, sung with newly-created lyrics by such renowned opera stars such as Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming,…

  3. Lady Gaga’s 'ARTPOP' Knocks Eminem's 'MMLP2' From U.K. Chart Summit

    November 18, 2013 6:09 AM EST Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” (Interscope/Universal) became her third U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (Nov. 17), as 17-year-old, Dutch-born Martin Garrix became the second DJ in a row, after Storm Queen, to debut at the singles chart summit, with “Animals” (Positiva/Virgin/Universal). "ARTPOP"…

  4. Gary Barlow's Diamond Jubilee Album Tops U.K. Chart

    June 04, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Other Big Debuts Include Releases From Rumor, Scissor Sisters Gary Barlow of Take That scored an instant U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (June 3) with his Diamond Jubilee-inspired project with the Commonwealth Band, "Sing." East London electronic quartet Rudimental debuted atop the…

  5. Take That, 'X Factor' Bowie Cover Top U.K Charts

    November 29, 2010 8:18 AM EST Take That 's "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart, while the now-annual charity song by the finalists of this year's "X Factor," a cover of David Bowie 's "Heroes" (Syco Music/Sony Music…

  6. Muse Honored At O2 Silver Clef Awards

    July 02, 2010 1:47 PM EDT U.K. rock act Muse 's fearsome live reputation helped secure them the O2 Silver Clef Award in London today (July 2). The award was presented to Muse by Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen . Taylor described the Warner-signed trio as "probably the greatest live act in the world today…

  7. Usher, Rihanna Lead The Way On U.K. Charts

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher scored an instant No. 1 yesterday (June 1) on the new U.K. album chart with "Here I Stand" (LaFace/Sony BMG) as Rihanna's "Take a Bow" (Def Jam/Universal) started a second week atop the singles Usher scored an instant No. 1 yesterday (June 1) on the new U.K.…

  8. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York's Avalon to witness Pearl Jam tape an episode of the VH1 series "Storytellers," which premieres a month later on the music channel. 2006 - A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York's Avalon to witness Pearl Jam tape an…

  9. Leona Lewis Still Strong On U.K. Charts

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis maintained her stronghold on the U.K. sales charts yesterday (Dec. 2) as her Syco Music/Sony BMG album "Spirit" started a third week at No. 1 and "Bleeding Love" strode into a sixth week a Leona Lewis maintained her stronghold on the U.K. sales charts yesterday…

  10. Watson In Critical Condition With Brain Tumor

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer Russell Watson is to have emergency surgery today (Oct. 25) to remove a new and aggressive brain tumor, his manager said. Singer Russell Watson is to have emergency surgery today (Oct. 25) to remove a new and aggressive brain tumor, his manager said. The 40-year-old tenor was admitted…

  11. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York's Avalon to witness Pearl Jam tape an episode of the VH1 series "Storytellers," which premieres a month later on the music channel. 2006 - A few hundred lucky fans pack into New York's Avalon to witness Pearl Jam tape an…

  12. Take That, Kaiser Chiefs Hold Strong On U.K. Charts

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Take That and Kaiser Chiefs continue to rule the U.K. singles and album charts respectively). Take That's 10th British No. 1 single, "Shine" (Polydor), leads the way for a second week ahead of "The Sw Take That and Kaiser Chiefs continue to rule the U.K. singles and album…

  13. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>Latin jazz legend Tito Puente dies on the operating table of a New York hospital as a result of complications following 12 hours of open-heart surgery. He is 77.<br clear="none"/><br cle 2004 - One of France's most celebrated lyricists of the…

  14. Orson, Rae Lead New U.K. Charts

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST California band Orson achieved the rare feat of climbing to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 19) with its first hit, "No Tomorrow" (Mercury). California band Orson achieved the rare feat of climbing to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 19) with its…

  15. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2004 - </b>One of France's most celebrated lyricists of the past four decades, Etienne Roda-Gil, dies of a stroke. He is 62. 2004 - One of France's most celebrated lyricists of the past four decades, Etienne Roda-Gil, dies of a stroke. He is 62. 2001 - The first live…

  16. Ja Rule, Robbie Williams Rule U.K. Charts

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ja Rule hit No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the first time yesterday (Oct. 30) with "Wonderful" (Def Jam) featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti, while Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) start Ja Rule hit No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart for the first time…

  17. This Day in Music

    May 31, 2003 12:00 AM EDT <b>2001 - </b>The first live performance in three years by hip-hop Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is Webcast live by AOL. 2001 - The first live performance in three years by hip-hop Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott is Webcast live by AOL. 2001 - Conductor Sir Simon…

  18. Santana, Nelson To Headline Nobel Concert

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, and Michelle Branch will headline next month's Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo. The Dec. 11 concert will pay tribute to former President Jimmy Carter, who is being hon Carlos Santana, Willie Nelson, and Michelle Branch will headline next month's…

  19. Lulu A Hit Again

    July 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. She's been one of Britain's best-loved personalities for 38 years, but Lulu has just made her first U.K. top-10 album chart appearance. It's happened with "Together," a set of collaborations with Elton John, Paul…

  20. Keating Takes Garth To Top Of The Charts

    May 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A third solo No. 1 single for ex-Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating and a second week atop the album chart for Doves were the big stories on the new U.K. charts, published yesterday (May 12). Also new to A third solo No. 1 single for ex-Boyzone frontman Ronan Keating and a second week atop the…

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