Beautiful World

  1. Beatles, Keith Urban, Katy Perry Among EMI Acts Supporting Charity Auction For Japan

    April 05, 2011 4:15 PM EDT From the Beatles to Katy Perry to Keith Urban, artists signed to the EMI label group are doing their part to support the Red Cross by donating memorabilia for worldwide auction to benefit victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. There will ...

  2. Take That Tops 500,000 In First Week

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Take That made a century's-best debut atop the U.K. album chart, as "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) recorded the biggest first-week sales for any album in the market for 13 years, according to the Official Charts Company. Meanwhile, ...

  3. Take That Scores Huge U.K. Sales

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Take That's new album "Progress" (Polydor) moved more than 235,000 copies on its first day on sale (Nov. 15) in the U.K., according to the Official Charts Company. The OCC said it was the biggest day one sale since Oasis's &quo ...

  4. Robbie Williams Reunites With Take That (Almost)

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There has been plenty of speculation about U.K. pop artist Robbie Williams reuniting with Take That in the last few years. It has not happened yet, but Williams has dueted with main songwriter and former bandmate Gary Barlow on a new single. It is ...

  5. James Blunt Tops U.K. Decade Chart

    December 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST James Blunt's debut album "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) is the biggest U.K. seller of the decade, according to the Official Charts Company. Dido's debut "No Angel" (Arista/Sony Music Entertainment) is in second place on ...

  6. Take That Hits A Million

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K pop act Take That has become one of the fastest million-sellers of all time with their new set "The Circus" (Polydor), according to the Official Charts Company. The revived boy band will have sold their millionth copy in the U.K. ear ...

  7. Britney Scores Euro Chart Double

    December 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' impressive sales week spreads across Europe, as she follows the No. 1 debut of "Circus" on The Billboard 200 by racing 41-1 with the set on European Top 100 Albums and 7-1 with lead track "Womanizer" on Eur ...

  8. Take That's 'Circus' Tops 2008

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop act Take That has claimed the record for Britain's fastest-selling album of 2008, with 432,000 copies of its album "The Circus" (Poyldor/Universal) bought in its first week. According to chart compiler the Official Charts C ...

  9. Take That Scores Huge Opening Day Sale

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop act Take That's new album "The Circus" (Polydor) has achieved the biggest opening day sale of the year so far, with 133,000 copies sold across the U.K. on Dec. 1 according to the Official Charts Co. The set from the grown-u ...

  10. Take That Plot 'Circus' Stadium Tour

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. boy band Take That will embark on its biggest U.K. tour yet, running June 6 to July 4 next year. "Take That Presents The Circus Live - Summer 2009" will take in five stadium venues around the United Kingdom. The tour will begin at S ...

  11. IFPI Platinum Award Milestone For Take That

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Take That's comeback album, "Beautiful World" (Polydor), sailed past the triple IFPI Platinum Europe sales mark in the second quarter, having shifted more than three million units across Europe. "Beautiful World," released ...

  12. Norah Debut Scores 7th IFPI Platinum Award

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" (Blue Note/Parlophone) has been awarded its seventh IFPI Platinum Europe Award in recognition of seven million pan-European shipments. Jones' debut 2002 set was one of 12 albums to earn a Platin ...

  13. Pop Acts Score Big At BRIT Nominations

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pop acts dominate this year's BRIT Awards nominations, with Leona Lewis, Mika and Take That each up for four awards. Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson and Kate Nash each scored three nominations. Take That, who made a successful come ...

  14. 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" ( ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 'In Rainbows' Looms For U.K. No. 1

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's "In Rainbows" is on track to make a No. 1 start on the first Official U.K. Albums chart of 2008. The set, Radiohead's first release through XL Recordings, is likely to sell about 50,000 copies by the end of what is ...

  17. '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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Diana Concert Viewers Boost U.K. Sales

    July 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The record-breaking number of TV viewers that watched last weekend's "Concert for Diana," have boosted U.K. music sales this week. According to official TV ratings, a staggering peak of 14.8 million viewers tuned in to watch BBC cov ...

  20. White Stripes, Rihanna Hold Down U.K. Charts

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1 this week with "Icky Thump" (XL Recordings), as "Umbrella" (Def Jam) by Rihanna featuring Jay-Z started a sixth week atop the singles chart. The Stripes' album thus o ...

  21. Barlow Re-signs With Sony/ATV Publishing

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing (U.K.) Limited has re-signed Take That member Gary Barlow to an exclusive global extension of his existing contract. Terms for the long-term deal were not disclosed. The '90s hitmaking boyband has enjoyed a whirlwind ...

  22. Furtado, Timberlake Stay On Top In Europe

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) leads the new European Top 100 Albums survey for a fourth consecutive week, and the sixth since it first topped the composite chart in mid-January. Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Aro ...

  23. Norah Extends Euro Albums Chart Run

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the fifth consecutive week, Norah Jones is No. 1 on Billboard's composite European Top 100 Albums survey with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone). The album retains top spot in the Belgian region of Flanders and, although it d ...

  24. Norah, Nelly Grab Top Spots On Euro Charts

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones and Nelly Furtado again have the top titles on Billboard's pan-European sales charts. Jones' "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone) begins its third week atop Top 100 Albums while Nelly Furtado's "All Good ...

  25. Albums Rise On 'Brit-Effect'

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Brit awards winners and performers have seen the customary upturn in sales after Wednesday's ceremony, with the Killers and Amy Winehouse enjoying the healthiest pick-ups. Comparing Thursday's album sales with those of the previous Thurs ...

  26. Beatles Euro Chart Spell Continues Into 2007

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Love" still reigns on European Top 100 Albums, as Sir George and Giles Martin's sonic Beatles collage starts a sixth week atop the composite chart. The album made gains in the final weekly sales charts of 2006 in several countries, ...

  27. Beatles Hold European Christmas Crown

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' "Love" (Apple) will spend Christmas at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, after starting a fourth week atop the composite sales chart. It stands at No. 1 in just one individual market, Greece, but "Love" also c ...

  28. Beatles Bask At No. 1 In Europe

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles continue to spread "Love" (Apple) throughout Europe, as Sir George and Giles Martin's "re-imagining" of the Fab Four oeuvre starts a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. On Monday (Dec. 11), the albu ...

  29. Europe Continues 'Love' Affair With Beatles

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' "Love" (Apple/Parlophone) retains leadership of European Top 100 Albums, keeping top five placings in all of the countries where the album debuted there last week. Additionally, it's up 6-1 and 9-3 in the Belgian r ...

  30. Beatles Find 'Love' At Euro Chart Peak

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles return to the European Top 100 Albums summit as "Love" (Apple/Parlophone) makes a bestselling start in France and a total of nine other top five starts around the region. It's No. 2 in Germany; No. 3 in the United Kingdo ...

  31. Beatles Find 'Love' At Euro Chart Peak

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles return to the European Top 100 Albums summit as "Love" (Apple/Parlophone) makes a bestselling start in France and a total of nine other top five starts around the region. It's No. 2 in Ger The Beatles return to the Europ ...

  32. Beatles Find 'Love' At Euro Chart Peak

    November 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles return to the European Top 100 Albums summit as "Love" (Apple/Parlophone) makes a bestselling start in France and a total of nine other top five starts around the region. It's No. 2 in Ger The Beatles return to the Europ ...

  33. EMI Inks Publishing Deal With Take That Duo

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has inked Take That singer/songwriters Howard Donald and Jason Orange to a long-term exclusive publishing deal. Brokered by Take That's manager Jonathan Wild and EMI Music Publis EMI Music Publishing has inked Take That s ...

  34. EMI Inks Publishing Deal With Take That Duo

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has inked Take That singer/songwriters Howard Donald and Jason Orange to a long-term exclusive publishing deal. Brokered by Take That's manager Jonathan Wild and EMI Music Publis EMI Music Publishing has inked Take That s ...

  35. George Michael Starts At No. 1 In Europe

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST George Michael's retrospective "Twenty Five" album (Aegean/Sony BMG) opens at the top of European Top 100 Albums, after securing initial pan-European shipments of close to 450,000, according to Sony B George Michael's retrospec ...

  36. George Michael Starts At No. 1 In Europe

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST George Michael's retrospective "Twenty Five" album (Aegean/Sony BMG) opens at the top of European Top 100 Albums, after securing initial pan-European shipments of close to 450,000, according to Sony B George Michael's retrospec ...