1. Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal Up For Ivor Novello Awards

    April 20, 2010 10:16 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen and rapper Dizzee Rascal have each scored two nominations for the 55th Ivor Novello Awards. The award for British songwriters and composers take place at London's Grosvenor House on May 20. Allen and co-writer Greg Kurstin are nominated for best song musically and…

  2. Killers Pulls Out Of Australian Dates

    February 11, 2010 8:33 AM EST The Killers has called off three Australian dates -- including festival performances in Sydney and on the West coast -- due to a family illness. The band has pulled the plug on tomorrow (Feb. 12) night's sold-out show at the 2,000-capacity Enmore Theatre, which was meant to serve as a…

  3. Whitney Houston Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    September 10, 2009 4:22 PM EDT Whitney Houston mirrors her Billboard 200 success with a No. 1 debut on European Top 100 Albums with her comeback set "I Look To You" (Arista/RCA/Sony Music Entertainment). There's also a new champion on European Hot 100 Singles, where David Guetta scores his second No. 1 in…

  4. Arctic Monkeys' 'Humbug' Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    September 03, 2009 9:52 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys ' third album "Humbug" (Domino) becomes the British modern rock band's first No. 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart. Black Eyed Peas ' "The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)" is relegated to No. 3 in the new data, but the…

  5. Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal Top U.K. Charts

    August 31, 2009 10:47 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys scored their third U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his third No. 1 single in the territory as the new charts were published Sunday (Aug. 30) by the Official Charts Company. The English modern rock band's third album "Humbug" (Domino) outsold the rest of the…

  6. Black Eyed Peas, Paolo Nutini Top U.K. Charts

    June 08, 2009 8:37 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini's sophomore album "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music) debuted at No. 1 on the new U.K. chart yesterday as Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" (Interscope/Universal) moved back 2-1 for a second stint atop the singles survey…

  7. Eminem, Dizzee Rascal Mark Second Week Atop U.K. Charts

    June 01, 2009 10:01 AM EDT Rap rules in the U.K. charts again, after Sunday's new sales figures confirmed a second week at No. 1 for both the single "Bonkers" (Dirtee Stank) by Dizzee Rascal featuring Armand Van Helden and Enimem's "Relapse" album (Interscope/Universal). Eminem's…

  8. Eminem, Dizzee Rascal Top U.K. Charts

    May 26, 2009 8:32 AM EDT Rap artists celebrated a stellar sales week on Sunday's new U.K. sales charts, with Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden's "Bonkers" (Dirtee Stank) new at the top of the singles survey, and Eminem's "Relapse" (Interscope/Universal) powering straight to No. 1…

  9. Dizzee Rascal Driving U.K. 'Bonkers'

    May 22, 2009 2:07 PM EDT Dizzee Rascal is set to score a big-selling No. 1 single in the U.K. on Sunday (May 24) with "Bonkers" (Dirtee Stank), his collaboration with DJ and producer Armand Van Helden. The U.K. rapper's last single, "Dance Wiv Me" recorded with dance act Calvin Harris and…

  10. Remix Album Sparks EA's 'Mirror's Edge'

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST An eclectic group of international artists combined for an innovative remix album for Swedish pop star Lisa Miskovsky's theme track to spark Electronic Arts' highly anticipated "Mirror's Edge" video g An eclectic group of international artists combined for an…

  11. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry's annual Echo Awards in Berlin. The veteran Irish musician and humanitarian is lauded for masterminding the hist 2006 - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry…

  12. 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…

  13. This Day in Music

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry's annual Echo Awards in Berlin. The veteran Irish musician and humanitarian is lauded for masterminding the hist 2006 - Bob Geldof is honored with a special achievement accolade at the German industry…

  14. Furtado Stays 'Loose' On U.K. Charts

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado added to her U.K. chart achievements yesterday (June 18), starting a second week at the top of the singles chart with "Maneater" (Geffen) while her third album, "Loose," debuted at No. 5 Nelly Furtado added to her U.K. chart achievements yesterday (June 18),…

  15. Killers, Van Dyk Heat Up Ultra Fest Lineup

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Killers, Paul Van Dyk, BT, Hot Hot Heat, Hard-Fi and Carl Cox have joined the lineup for the eighth Ultra Music Festival. The Killers, Paul Van Dyk, BT, Hot Hot Heat, Hard-Fi and Carl Cox have joined the lineup for the eighth Ultra Music Festival, which will be held March 25 at Miami'…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred discusses 'greatest hits' collections, chart methodology and more with readers. THE GREATEST GREATEST HITS Hi Fred, I remember reading that when Madonna's "Immaculate Collection" peaked at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 in 1990, it was the highest peak for a greatest…

  17. Pop, R&B Hits Get 'Superstar' Remixes

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hits from Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Maroon5, Kelis and Pink are reimagined on the upcoming compilation "Superstars Remixed," due May 10 from Sony BMG Strategic Marketing. Hits from Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Maroon5, Kelis and Pink are reimagined on the upcoming…

  18. Hot Product

    January 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brazilian Girls Girls Around The World The Brazilian Girls' diverse, left-of-center sounds -- equal parts Latin, dance/electronic, dub, jazz and pop -- are at the center of the quartet's self-titled debut, released this week by Verve on its revived Forecast imprint. The…

  19. Brazilian Girls Forecast: Catching On, With Verve

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. The Brazilian Girls are not Brazilian -— nor are they all girls. But one thing is certain: The New York-based quartet is an essential element in the re-emergence of the Verve Music Group's legendary Forecast label. The group's self…

  20. All Saints: Collected Instrumentals, 1977-1999

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Renowned as a chameleonic, fashion-setting singer, songwriter, and pop icon, David Bowie has also been an experimental composer of instrumental music, particularly in the late '70s in league with ambi Renowned as a chameleonic, fashion-setting singer, songwriter, and pop icon, David…

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