1. Avicii's 'Wake Me Up' Retains No. 1 Slot in U.K., Moves Past 1 Million Sales

    August 05, 2013 4:51 AM EDT Swedish DJ Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” (Positiva/PRMD) broke through the half-million sales barrier to secure a third week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday. The latest TV-generated No. 1 on the artist album chart are “Britain’s Got Talent” graduates Richard & Adam, whose “The Impossible…

  2. Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ Arrives at No. 1 in U.K.

    July 15, 2013 5:29 AM EDT Jay-Z landed his first solo No. 1 album on the U.K. charts yesterday (July 14) as “Magna Carta Holy Grail” (Roc Nation/Universal) debuted at the top. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, climbed back 2-1 for a fourth aggregate week at…

  3. 'Glastonbury Effect' Lifts Mumford & Sons to UK Chart Summit

    July 08, 2013 6:52 AM EDT The “Glastonbury effect” shot closing night headliners Mumford & Sons back to the top of the new U.K. album chart on Sunday, also boosting sales for bill-toppers the Rolling Stones and Arctic Monkeys. On the singles chart, John Newman, the Yorkshire-born vocalist on Rudimental’s…

  4. Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons Lead BRIT Award Nominations

    January 10, 2013 7:05 PM EST British music stars Emeli Sande, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J and Rita Ora lead the nominations for the 2013 BRIT Awards, which were announced on Thursday (Jan. 10). The annual salute to U.K. artists will be held on Feb. 20, with performances from One Direction, Muse, Sande, Mumford & Sons,…

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