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  1. Amy Winehouse Denies Assault

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse appeared in court on Tuesday (March 17) and denied a charge of assaulting a woman after a charity ball in London last year. The 25-year-old bee-hived soul singer is accused of assaulting Sherene Flash in Berkeley Square after the Ber ...

  2. Winehouse Pulls Out Of Coachella Line-up

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse will not get a work visa to travel to the United States in time to perform at a leading music festival because she was charged with assault last week, a spokesman said today (March 9). Winehouse, 25, had been expected to perform at C ...

  3. Fox, Winehouse Win German Echo Awards

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST German hip hop newcomer Peter Fox was the big winner at the Echo awards, collecting three awards at the O2 World Arena in front of 10,000 guests in Berlin. He received the awards in the categories best national/international hip hop/urban artist, ...

  4. Grammy Awards And Valentine's Day Warm Up The Chart

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Though obviously the big sales drivers on the Billboard 200 this week are the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards and shopping encouraged by the Feb. 14 Valentine's Day holiday, a familiar face returns to No. 1 -- Taylor Swift . . . The chart's top two ...

  5. Fray Makes Way With First No. 1 Album

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Fray nabs its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as its self-titled album flies in with 179,000. Other top debuts on the chart this week come in the form of Dierks Bentley's "Feel That Fire," Red Jumpsuit Apparatus' "Lon ...

  6. McCartney, Killers, Cure Anchor Coachella Lineup

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, the Killers and the Cure lead the bill for the tenth Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 17-19 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are My Bloody Valentine, Amy Winehouse, Morrissey, Leonard ...

  7. Metallica Debuts At No. 1 In Europe

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Two official days of opening sales are enough to drive Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo/Universal) to the top of European Top 100 Albums, while "I Kissed a Girl" (Virgin/EMI) gives Katy Perry a sixth week at No. 1 on ...

  8. 'Death' Has Arrived: Metallica Nets Fifth No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 490,000 -- after only three full days of sales. The set -- the band's fifth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 -- was released last Fri ...

  9. Coldplay, Perry No. 1 In Europe

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) is back at the top of European Top 100 Albums, part of a resuming EMI double that sees Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" (Virgin) lead Eurochart Hot ...

  10. Slipknot, Perry Reign In Europe

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Slipknot scores an instant No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "All Hope Is Gone" (Roadrunner), while there's a fourth week on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" (Virgin/EMI). Slipknot' ...

  11. Coldplay Score Ninth Week Atop Euro Chart

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI artists lead Billboard's pan-European sales charts again, with Coldplay moving into a ninth week at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone), and Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Gi ...

  12. Coldplay, Perry Score Euro Chart Double For EMI

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI labels score a double victory on Billboard's new pan-European sales charts. Coldplay starts an eighth week at No. 1 on the Top 100 Albums chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone), while Katy Perry' ...

  13. Ronson Extends Global EMI Publishing Deal

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mark Ronson has extended his arrangement with EMI Music Publishing in a new long-term global deal. The British-born solo artist, DJ and producer won a best male artist BRIT award earlier this year in recognition of his album "Version" (C ...

  14. Coldplay Scores Magnificent Seven In Europe

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There's no change at the top of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, with Coldplay's "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) entering a seventh week atop European Top 100 Albums, and Kid Rock into a ...

  15. Coldplay's 'Viva' Continues Euro Chart Hot Streak

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI) gives Coldplay a fourth week atop European Top 100 Albums, but there's a new leader on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" (Topdog/Atlan ...

  16. Coldplay Extends Euro Chart Reign

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay starts a third week at No. 1 on the new European Top 100 Albums chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI). But it's all change atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, where Duffy's "Mercy&quo ...

  17. Coldplay Retains Euro Chart Crown

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay secures a second week atop European Top 100 Albums with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI), in a top ten featuring strong new sales for Sigur Ros and the Jonas Brothers. Meanwhile, Duffy's "Me ...

  18. Coldplay's 'Viva' Grabs Top Spot On Euro Chart

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay moves to the European Top 100 Albums summit with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI), on which it debuted at No. 4 on part-week sales last week. Meanwhile, Duffy's "Mercy" (A&M/Univers ...

  19. Winehouse Diagnosed With Emphysema

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse has developed the lung condition emphysema and has been warned by doctors that she will die if she continues smoking drugs, her father said in an interview on Sunday. Mitch Winehouse said the incurable illness, which leaves sufferers ...

  20. Duffy Reigns Supreme On Euro Charts

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A&M/Universal's Duffy continues her reign on Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as "Rockferry" starts a third consecutive and sixth aggregate week atop European Top 100 Albums and "Mercy" leads Eurochart Hot 1 ...

  21. Duffy Doubles Up On Euro Charts

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the second time, A&M/Universal's Duffy completes the pan-European "double," holding at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Rockferry" and climbing back 2-1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Mercy." Th ...

  22. Disturbed Rocks At No. 1; Lil Wayne Up Next

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock band Disturbed starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the third time as "Indestructible" enters with 253,000 ... It's the first of six debuts in the top 10 this week, as it joins the "Now 28" compilation, the latest ...

  23. Madonna's 'Candy' Sticks At No. 1 In Europe

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It's another triumphant chart week in Europe for Madonna, who retains leadership of both European Top 100 Albums with "Hard Candy" (Warner Bros.), for a third week, and Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "4 Minutes" featuring ...

  24. Madonna Extends Euro Chart Reign

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna starts a second week at the helm of both Billboard's pan-European sales charts, securing a fourth week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "4 Minutes" featuring Justin Timberlake, and a second atop European Top 100 Al ...

  25. Winehouse's 'Bond' Theme 'Speculation,' Says Label

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse might well be working on the theme song to next instalment of the James Bond series, but her record company is downplaying the move. Winehouse has been in the studio, working with Mark Ronson, producer of her hit sophomore album &quo ...

  26. Duffy's 'Rockferry' Solid At No. 1 In Europe

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duffy starts a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal). But its hit "Mercy" is usurped at the top of Eurochart Hot 100 Singles by Madonna's "4 Minutes" (Warner Bros.), ...

  27. Rapper Wale Signs With Mark Ronson Label

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Producer Mark Ronson has partnered with Interscope to distribute his Allido Records label, Billboard has learned. The first fruit of the joint venture will be an album from Washington, D.C.-based MC Wale. The go-go-influenced MC made a name for hi ...

  28. R.E.M. Accelerates To Euro Chart Zenith

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) gives the band a winning return to European Top 100 Albums, debuting at No. 1 as Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) snags a fifth week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Single ...

  29. Winehouse Notches Up 13th Week At Euro Chart Peak

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Back To Black" (Universal Island) gives Amy Winehouse a 13th aggregate and sixth consecutive week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) starts its fourth week atop Eurocha ...

  30. Winehouse On Euro Summit

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" (Universal Island) records its 12th aggregate week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) celebrates its climb to the Billboard Hot 1 ...

  31. Winehouse, Duffy Rule Euro Charts

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" (Universal Island) lands an 11th aggregate week atop European Top 100 Albums, another Universal-signed female artist, A&M's Duffy, moves 2-1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Mercy.& ...

  32. Winehouse Stays On Top In Europe

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As Amy Winehouse retains the leadership of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey with "Back To Black" (Universal Island), Leona Lewis moves back to No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Bleeding Love" (Syco Music/S ...

  33. Jackson Bests Janet To Top Billboard 200

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country star Alan Jackson scores his fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his new set "Good Time." The Arista Nashville set sold 119,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His last studio set, 2006's Alis ...

  34. Winehouse Doubles Up On Euro Chart

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's "as you were" on Billboard's pan-European charts this week, as Amy Winehouse secures a second consecutive and ninth aggregate week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Black" (Universal Island) wh ...

  35. Janet Dethrones Jack To Top Billboard 200

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dislodging Jack Johnson from the top after a three-week reign, Janet Jackson's "Discipline" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The Island Def Jam set moved 181,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan, becoming the ar ...

  36. Winehouse Won't Face Charge, Cops Say

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse's run of good fortune has continued with the news today that the singer will not face charges in connection with her husband's alleged attempt to pervert the course of justice. The singer, who scooped five trophies at the 5 ...

  37. Winehouse Back To Europe Chart Summit

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" (Universal Island) returns to the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, as the 14-week run by Timbaland presents One Republic's "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Intersco ...

  38. Johnson's 'Static' Prevails Again On Album Chart

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST Without another blockbuster new release in sight, Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" remains No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for a third week. Despite a 42% slip in sales, the Brushfire effort stays above the 100,000 mark, moving ...

  39. Natasja Honored At Danish Music Awards

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Urban artist Natasja posthumously won four Danish Music Awards at the 20th annual DMA show, held Feb. 23 in Copenhagen. The young artist, who died in a car accident last July, took awards for best album, female vocalist, urban album and songwriter ...

  40. Big Grammy Gains For Many; King of Pop Returns

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson's "Sleep Through the Static" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 180,000 while Simple Plan's newest effort starts in the top 15 ... the Top Pop Catalog chart sees some unusually hot action this week, as an exp ...

  41. Johnson's 'Sleep' Awakens European Albums Chart

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson makes a winning start across Europe with his new release "Sleep Across The Static" (Brushfire/Universal Island), debuting at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums as he does on the new Billboard 200. "Apologize" (Mosley ...

  42. Jack Johnson Jumps In At No. 1

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson scores his best sales week ever and his second No. 1 album as "Sleep Through the Static" debuts atop the Billboard 200 . . . Sheryl Crow finds herself in a familiar place on the chart -- the runner-up slot ...

  43. Byte-Sized Gains: Digital Sales Add To Awards Show Haul

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Grammy Awards sales afterglow is burning brightly, with Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black," Herbie Hancock's "River: The Joni Letters" and the official "2008 Grammy Nominees" album resonating with buyers th ...

  44. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST News and notes from backstage at the 50th annual Grammy Awards, held Feb. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Amy Winehouse and Kanye West were the big winners, with five and four awards, respectively. —An ebullient Herbie Hancock was thrille ...

  45. Kanye, Aretha, Obama Win Early Grammys

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The 50th anniversary Grammy Awards actually started in the middle of the day today (Feb. 10), with 100 awards handed out in the pre-telecast portion of the event. Kanye West, who leads the field with eight nominations, took home three during the p ...

  46. Full Coverage Of The 50th Annual Grammy Awards

    February 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST From the nominations to the grand event, full coverage of the 50th annual Grammy Awards, which took place Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Winehouse, West Win Big At 50th Annual Grammys Alicia Keys "dueted" with a vintage performance by Frank Sin ...

  47. Grammys Satellite Link For Winehouse

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse will be making an appearance at the Grammy Awards this Sunday, but only in a virtual sense. The artist will be performing at the 50th annual event via satellite link-up. Winehouse's visa application to enter the United States wa ...

  48. Winehouse's Euro Chart Streak Continues

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse starts her seventh consecutive week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey with "Back To Black" (Universal Island), as "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents One Republic m ...

  49. Amy, Timbaland Continue Euro Chart Runs

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST The bestsellers on Billboard's Europe-wide charts extend their reigns by another week. Amy Winehouse heads European Top 100 Albums for a sixth week and "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents One Republic s ...

  50. Winehouse Retains Euro Chart Crown

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse continues to top Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey, as "Back To Black" (Universal Island) holds at No. 1 for a fifth week ahead of Radiohead's "In Rainbows" (XL Recordings). "Apologize" ...

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