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  1. Winehouse 'Back' To Euro Summit

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST She may have been pictured in the U.K. press this week with a brand new blond hair color, but it's "Back To Black" (Universal Island) which gives Amy Winehouse a fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while the ...

  2. Winehouse Keeps Radiohead Off Euro Summit

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse repels the Radiohead incursion on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums, retaining the No. 1 spot for a third week with "Back to Black" (Universal Island) and restricting the physical edition of "In Rainbows" ( ...

  3. Radiohead Scores Fifth U.K. No. 1 Album

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead made their expected arrival at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Jan. 6) with "In Rainbows," released in the U.K. and internationally Dec. 31 on XL Recordings. "X-Factor" winner Leon Jackson snagged a third ...

  4. U.K. Albums Volume Slump

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The U.K. albums market experienced a double-digit decline in volume during 2007, according to figures from labels body the BPI. Album sales fell by 10.8% last year to 138.1 million units. The trade body notes, however, that album sales remain 26% ...

  5. Winehouse Back To No. 1 In Europe

    January 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" (Universal Island), which topped European Top 100 Albums for the first time on the final chart of 2007, retains its lead on the first survey published in 2008. "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackgroun ...

  6. 'X-Factor' Stars Top Last U.K. Chart Of '07

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Winners of "The X-Factor" continued to dominate the U.K. bestsellers as the British chart year ended. Current champion Leon Jackson entered a second week at No. 1 on the singles chart with "When You Believe," while Syco Music/S ...

  7. Female Acts Dominate U.K. Year-End Charts

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST The year ended with girls on top in the United Kingdom, as Leona Lewis and Amy Winehouse respectively claimed the biggest-selling single and album of 2007. According to chart compiler the Official U.K. Charts Co., Lewis' "Bleeding Love&q ...

  8. Pre-Christmas CD Sales On The Up, Says BPI

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST The BPI has reported a standout trading period in the lead-up to Christmas. CD album sales could achieve the rare feat of topping the 8 million mark this week, the trade body said today, on the back of 6.3 million CD sales last week. The figures a ...

  9. Led Zeppelin Tops European Albums Chart

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin's "Mothership" compilation (Rhino/Atlantic) surges 6-1 in its fifth week on European Top 100 Albums to top the survey for the first time. Meanwhile, Europe's "Christmas No. 1" single is "Apologize&qu ...

  10. Radiohead Wins Billboard Critics' Poll In Landslide

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST The results are in: Radiohead's self-released album "In Rainbows" has won the 2007 Billboard Critics' Choice poll by a landslide. The album appeared on 17 of the 49 lists submitted by Billboard staff and freelance contributors. ...

  11. Eagles, Timbaland Hold Firm Atop Euro Charts

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Long Road Out Of Eden" (Polydor) gives the Eagles a third week in total -- and second consecutively -- atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, as titles by Andrea Bocelli and James Blunt make good progress. There's no ...

  12. Kanye, Winehouse, Foo Fighters Lead Grammy Noms

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kanye West leads the field for the 2008 Grammy Awards with eight nominations each, followed by Amy Winehouse with six and the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and T-Pain, each of whom got five nods. Winehouse's "Rehab&qu ...

  13. The Eagles Find 'Eden' At No. 1 In Europe

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Eagles' "Long Road Out Of Eden" (Polydor), which had a week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums three weeks ago, regains its pan-European crown on the new chart. Meanwhile "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by ...

  14. Dion, Timbaland Keep Euro Chart Crowns

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Celine Dion's "Taking Chances" (Columbia) starts a second week at No. 1 on the new European Top 100 Albums chart, as does "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents One Republic on Eurochart Top 100 ...

  15. Celine Takes 'Chances' To The Top In Europe

    November 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST There are new leaders on both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Celine Dion's "Taking Chances" (Columbia) debuts in pole position on Top 100 Albums and "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbala ...

  16. Eagles Land On European Chart Summit

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Seven days after being trumped by Britney Spears' "Blackout" (Jive/Zomba), the Eagles' "Long Road Out Of Eden" (Polydor) takes control of European Top 100 Albums, moving 2-1 as Spears crashes to No. 8. The Eagles' ...

  17. Melua Exhibits Pictures At Euro Chart Summit

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Georgia-born, U.K.-nationalized singer-songwriter Katie Melua's third album "Pictures" (Dramatico) climbs to No. 1 in its fourth week on European Top 100 Albums. And there's a new leader on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, too, as Ri ...

  18. IFPI Platinum Milestone For Bon Jovi's 'Cross Road'

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi 1994 hits collection "Cross Road" (Mercury) pushed past the eight million European shipments milestone in the third quarter, according to IFPI Platinum Europe certifications published today by the international trade body. Since ...

  19. Q Gongs Handed Out In London

    October 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tony Wilson, the enigmatic entrepreneur who discovered and signed Joy Division and Happy Mondays to his Factor Records label, was posthumously recognized as a "Q Hero" today at the Q Awards in London. Wilson, whose unconventional career ...

  20. Blunt, 50 Cent Rule Eurocharts

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT James Blunt withstands the challenge of Foo Fighters to start a second week atop European Top 100 Albums with his sophomore Atlantic set "All the Lost Souls" (Custard/Atlantic). But he loses the lead on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles to " ...

  21. Blunt Scores European Chart Triple

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT James Blunt completes a notable triple on Billboard's pan-European charts, debuting atop European Top 100 Albums with his sophomore Atlantic set "All the Lost Souls." He also starts a second week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Single ...

  22. Manu Chao Returns With European Chart-Topper

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Manu Chao, who in 2001 became the first French artist ever to top European Top 100 Albums with "Proxima Estacion: Esperanza," repeats the feat with his first studio set since then, "La Radiolina" (Because). Chao's fourth s ...

  23. 'High School Musical 2' Still Tops On Billboard 200

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a quiet week for new releases, the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical 2" remains atop of the The Billboard 200 for a fourth week. The set moved 165,000 copies in the U.S., a 22% decrease from last week's total. It ...

  24. Producer/Songwriter Remi Remixes Beatles Song

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Producer/Songwriter Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, The Fugees, Sade, Chrisette Michele, Sting) has created a soulful version of the Beatles "Come Together" track to be performed tonight during VH1's Fashion Rocks concert by Grammy-Awar ...

  25. Mika Continues European Chart Reign

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika achieves a sixth consecutive week at No. 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, while Timbaland's "The Way I Are" (Interscope) featuring DOE and Keri Hilson withstands the challenge of James Blunt's "197 ...

  26. Timbaland Ends Rihanna's Euro Chart Reign

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" album (Casablanca/Universal Island) holds top place on Billboard's composite European Top 100 Albums survey for a fourth week. But Rihanna's 11-week run at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles ...

  27. Winehouse, Rascal In The Hunt For MOBOs

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations each, Amy Winehouse and Dizzee Rascal lead the field for the Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards, to be held Sept. 19 at London's O2 Arena. BBC1 will broadcast it two days later. Winehouse is up for best U.K. female, bes ...

  28. Winehouse Postpones Fall North American Tour

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of recent personal issues, Amy Winehouse has postponed her fall North American tour dates. The move is being chalked up to "the rigors involved in touring," according to a statement from her American label, Universal. "A ...

  29. Mika, Rihanna Continue Euro Charts Domination

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" album (Casablanca/Universal Island) and Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z both keep their places atop Billboard's composite European sales charts. The Mika set leads E ...

  30. Winehouse Hospitalized, Cancels Gigs

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse has pulled a stretch of European concerts after being admitted to the hospital suffering from "severe exhaustion." The artist was discharged from London's University College Hospital yesterday afternoon just hours afte ...

  31. Mika, Rihanna Unmoved From European Top Slots

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) marks six months on European Top 100 Albums by securing a second week at No. 1. Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z continues its lengthy reign ...

  32. 'NOW 25' Fends Off 'Hairspray,' Prince To Remain No. 1

    August 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After debuting at No. 1 last week, the "NOW 25" hits compilation remains atop The Billboard 200 after moving 149,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 33% sales decrease from the week previous. The New Line s ...

  33. 'NOW 25' Scores 12th No. 1 Album Of The Series

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The "NOW! That's What I Call Music" hits compilation series adds another trophy to its collection of No. 1 albums on The Billboard 200 this week. The 25th installment debuts at the summit after moving 223,000 copies in the United St ...

  34. T.I. Holds Off Pumpkins, Interpol To Remain No. 1

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I.'s "T.I. vs. T.I.P." maintains its lead on The Billboard 200 for a second week after moving 175,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That's a 63% drop from the album's debut week total of 46 ...

  35. Arctics, Winehouse Make Mercury Prize Shortlist

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The shortlist for the Nationwide Mercury Prize has been unveiled in London, featuring a typically broad range of musical tastes dominated this year by new, alternative artists. The award, which highlights the best 12 British or Irish albums of the ...

  36. T.I. Is Top Dog Again

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A release during the usually quiet 4th of July week didn't deter sales of T.I.'s "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," which shifted 468,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and ...

  37. T.I. Is 'T.I.P.' Top

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. arrives atop The Billboard 200 with "T.I. Vs. T.I.P.," his second chart-topper ... Miley Cyrus' dual effort, "Hannah Montana 2/Meet Miley Cyrus," slips to No. 2 with a 42% decline ... Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson's ...

  38. Cyrus Sidesteps Clarkson To Debut At No. 1

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a battle between two top-selling female acts, Miley Cyrus triumphed over Kelly Clarkson to score the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 with the confusingly titled double album "Hannah Montana 2 (Soundtrack)/Meet Miley Cyrus." The Di ...

  39. Bon Jovi Holds Euro Chart No. 1

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi fends off the challenge of the White Stripes to maintain leadership of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, starting a second week at No. 1 with "Lost Highway" (Universal Island) as "Icky Thump" (Third Man/W ...

  40. Bon Jovi Scores First No. 1 Album Since 1988

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since 1988, Bon Jovi tops The Billboard 200. "Lost Highway" sold 292,000 in United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the rock troupe's biggest one-week sum since Nielsen began tracking sales data in 1991. Th ...

  41. Toby Keith's the 'Big Dog' of the Charts

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith grabs his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "Big Dog Daddy" enters with 204,000 units. On the Top Country Albums chart, it also bows in the penthouse, giving Keith his fifth country No. 1 ... Other big debuts on The Billboar ...

  42. Toby Keith's 'Big Dog' Heads Straight To No. 1

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith scores his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and his fifth chart-topper on Top Country Albums this week with "Big Dog Daddy." The Show Dog Nashville set moved 204,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. ...

  43. T-Pain Soars To No. 1 Ahead Of Rihanna, McCartney

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T-Pain's sophomore album "Epiphany" enters on top of The Billboard 200 in a week where six of the top 10 albums are new releases. With sales fueled by the MC's high-powered single "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin'),&quo ...

  44. R. Kelly Flirts His Way To No. 1 Album Chart Debut

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly finds himself in a familiar spot atop The Billboard 200 with "Double Up," his sixth No. 1 on the tally. The Jive set moved 386,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, aided by the popularity of his new s ...

  45. No Trouble For Kelly's 'Double'

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly easily scores his sixth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Double Up" debuts with 386,000 units ... Jason Aldean nabs a top 10 debut on the big chart and a No. 1 entry on Top Country Albums with his second album, "Relentl ...

  46. Managers, Producers Lauded At MMF Gala

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hot record producer Mark Ronson and former Pink Floyd managers Peter and Sumi Jenner were among the executives feted last night during the Music Managers Forum Roll of Honour gala, held at London's Hilton Hotel. A New York City-based Brit, Ro ...

  47. Bunny Goes Bye Bye, Bright Eyes Bows High

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bright Eyes and rock super group Hellyeah take advantage of a sleepy post-Easter sales week and snare top 10 bows on The Billboard 200 ... "Now 24" retains the No. 1 slot on the chart while Tim McGraw also holds at No. 2 ... Other debuts ...

  48. U.K. Album Sales Fall In Q1

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. album sales fell by 6% in the first quarter of 2007 compared to the same period for 2006, according to figures collated by the Official U.K. Charts Company (OCC). Although compilation albums managed a year-on-year increase of 10.1% to 6,599,5 ...

  49. Musiq Ushers Six Big Debuts Onto Album Chart

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Six new albums debut in the top 10 slots of The Billboard 200, with R&B artist Musiq Soulchild's "Luvanmusiq" new at No. 1. The Atlantic set sold 149,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. Soulchild also ...

  50. Chart Greets Sweet Sounds of Musiq

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Musiq Soulchild takes his "Luvanmusic" straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200, giving the R&B singer his second chart-topper ... Five other acts' albums debut in the top 10 this week: Lloyd, Rich Boy, Neil Young, Amy Winehouse a ...

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