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  1. Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldpay, Florence Get BRIT Awards Boost On U.K. Charts

    February 27, 2012 8:02 AM EST The BRIT Awards effect showed itself on the new U.K. sales charts Feb. 26 for a number of artists including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Florence & The Machine and, more than anyone, Adele. "21" (XL Recordings) is back at the top of the alb ...

  2. Germany's 2011 Music Sales: Adele, Udo Lindenberg, Shakira Top Charts

    January 13, 2012 8:55 AM EST Adele, was the most successful international act in the German album charts in 2011. The British singer's album "21" (Indigo) spent 49 weeks in the top 100 rankings and 39 weeks in the top five, going five times platinum after reach ...

  3. Germany Increasingly Buying Music By German Artists

    December 06, 2011 3:15 PM EST Haus Music: From lef: Top selling German artist Unheilig's Der Graf ("The Count:) with Frank Briegmann, CEO of Universal GSA (Photo: Michael Kucharski, Universal) Germans are apparently rediscovering their language--at least in music. Fo ...

  4. Beatles On iTunes: Digital Debut Could Boost Sales In All Formats

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST If the digital debuts of Led Zeppelin and others are any indication, the long-awaited debut of the Beatles on iTunes will boost sales for the Fab Four's music, regardless of the format. Led Zeppelin When Led Zeppelin went digital on Nov. 13, ...

  5. Analysis: eMusic Upgrades Change User Experience

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With eMusic's addition of Sony catalog titles, the emergence of album pricing and frequent restrictions, the music download store is, in a few key aspects, a very different place. Once marked by its independent nature and outsider attitude, e ...

  6. Disturbed Scores Third Straight No. 1 Album

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Disturbed claims its third Billboard 200 No. 1 as "Indestructible" bows atop the chart this week. Moving 252,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the Warner Bros. set follows in the footsteps of the rock act's 2002 album " ...

  7. Radiohead "Best Of" Gets DVD release

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI is to release a DVD video collection alongside its multi-format "Radiohead: The Best Of" (Parlophone) on June 2 in the U.K. The 20 videos on the Parlophone DVD include Radiohead promos directed by Jonathan Glazer ("Street Spirit ...

  8. Robbie's 'Rudebox' Holds Top Spot In Europe

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST An unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums sees Robbie Williams start a second week at No. 1 with "Rudebox" (Chrysalis). It drops 1-2 in the United Kingdom, where sales fell by two-thirds on an An unchanged top three on European T ...

  9. Robbie's 'Rudebox' Holds Top Spot In Europe

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST An unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums sees Robbie Williams start a second week at No. 1 with "Rudebox" (Chrysalis). It drops 1-2 in the United Kingdom, where sales fell by two-thirds on an An unchanged top three on European T ...