British music charts

  1. Black Sabbath Snare First No. 1 UK Album in 42 Years

    June 17, 2013 11:14 AM EDT The reunited Black Sabbath have established a new U.K. chart record for the longest gap between No. 1 albums. Their new set  13 (Vertigo/Universal) debuted at the summit yesterday (Sunday), 42 years and eight months after their second album  Par ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lewis' 'Spirit' Off To A Flier

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis' debut album "Spirit" (Syco) has had a blistering start at retail, selling more than 130,000 copies on its first day on the racks yesterday. The set has sold as many as the rest of the top 10 albums combined, according t ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Universal Preps Brits Album

    January 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music will issue next month a double-album and DVD to commemorate the annual Brit Awards. Works from British acts Kasabian, Razorlight, the Fratellis, Muse and American breakthrough successes Scissor Sisters, the Killers and Gnarls Barkl ...

  6. The Streets Tops U.K. Chart

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gnarls Barkley at singles peak for third week. Gnarls Barkley at singles peak for third week. News ...