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  1. Canada's Linus Entertainment Buys Solid Gold Records

    November 27, 2012 10:17 AM EST Toronto's Linus Entertainment has purchased historic Solid Gold Records, one of Canada most successful independent label in the 1980s, co-founded by Neill Dixon and the late Steve Propas. The gold and platinum selling catalog of about 30 albu ...

  2. Playing the Numbers:

    November 05, 2012 11:31 AM EST Crystal Castles test the limits with unconventional new album Crystal Castles' third album, (III), was recorded using a methodology that might seem unusual for an act often linked to EDM. The Toronto duo, producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Al ...

  3. The 'Origin' of Mika

    October 15, 2012 7:14 AM EDT Electro-pop act Mika enjoys global fame and solid record sales-now, if he could just get on the radio. ''I don't necessarily fit into a particular box," London-based singer/songwriter Mika says. "I stand in this weird bo ...

  4. Radio Remembers Donna Summer: Songs Get Huge Airplay After News of Singer's Death

    May 18, 2012 4:38 PM EDT Following her death yesterday (May 17) at 63, radio is remembering legendary disco diva Donna Summer. Donna Summer - In Memoriam: There Will Always Be a You Detections of Summer's songs on all monitored U.S. terrestrial radio stations monitor ...

  5. Tributes For Donna Summer: Questlove, Nile Rodgers, Sheila E., George Clinton, More React

    May 17, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Donna Summer died this morning after a battle with cancer at the age of 63. Her fantastic success as the 'Queen of Disco' saw her hit the Billboard Hot 100 32 times, including 14 No. 1 hits. Tributes have been coming in from the music co ...

  6. This Week in Billboard History: Neil Bogart's Bubblegum Sound, 12" Singles' Early Days, 'Newcomer' Coldplay Streams Song

    October 27, 2011 4:42 PM EDT : WILL THIS BE PART OF JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE'S SCRIPT? Neil Bogart was named marketing coordinator of Cameo Parkway Records, moving over from the MGM label, where he had been a regional promotion manager. Bogart's Cameo duties were to in ...

  7. Justin Timberlake to Portray Casablanca Records' Neil Bogart in Biopic

    September 27, 2011 11:36 AM EDT Justin Timberlake will portray Neil Bogart, the legendary head of Casablanca Records, in a biopic entitled "Spinning Gold," Deadline.com reports . The film will mark Timberlake's debut as a feature producer; the film comes from Boar ...

  8. Ed Glinert, Founder of Canada's Casablanca Media Publishing, Dead at 63

    May 25, 2011 12:01 PM EDT Ed Glinert, founder of Toronto-based Casablanca Media Publishing and a 40-year veteran of the Canadian music business, died suddenly May 21 after suffering a stroke. He was 63. "Unfortunately the extent of the damage from his stroke was too s ...

  9. 1000 No. 1s: Breakdown By Record Label

    February 16, 2011 6:57 AM EST Here is a list of the total number of No. 1 songs each label scored on the Billboard Hot 100's '1000 No. 1s.' Only labels with four or more No. 1 songs were tallied. Columbia: 97 Capitol: 52 RCA: 52 Atlantic: 49 Epic: 42 Motown/Univ ...

  10. Madonna, Robbie Williams Rule In Europe

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard’s new pan-European sales charts show Madonna starting a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while Robbie Williams makes a triumphant return, topping European Hot 100 Singles with “Bodies” (Virgin/EMI). “Celebration” loses it ...

  11. Madonna Celebrates 3rd Week Atop Euro Chart

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Celebration" (Warner Bros.) moves into a third week at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums, as "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Akon secures a sixth week at No. 1 on European Hot 100 Singles. ...

  12. Madonna Secures Second Week Atop Euro Chart

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's pan-European sales chart leaders continue their runs, with Madonna's "Celebration" (Warner Bros.) starting a second week at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums and "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by David Guett ...

  13. Madonna's 'Celebration' Tops Euro Chart

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Celebration" (Warner Bros.) overtakes Muse's "The Resistance" (Helium 3/Warner Music) to debut at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey. There's a fourth week as the European Hot 1 ...

  14. Madonna's U.K. Chart 'Celebration'

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna matched Elvis Presley's U.K. record for a solo act as her "Celebration" retrospective (Warner Bros.) debuted at No. 1 yesterday (Sunday). Taio Cruz started a second week atop the singles chart with "Break Your Heart&quo ...

  15. Mika Gets 'Golden' On New Album

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Mika is set to release his anticipated sophomore album "We Are Golden" through Casablanca/Island Records worldwide Sept. 21, with the U.S. following on Sept. 22. The album will be preceded with the worldwide digital release ...

  16. Swift Back To No. 1 As Plant/Krauss, Coldplay Soar

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST In a chart week encompassing Grammy boosts and Valentine's Day sales, Taylor Swift's Big Machine effort "Fearless" returns to the top of The Billboard 200. The set moved 92,000 copies on a 44% sales jump, resulting in its nine ...

  17. Veteran Label Exec Jheryl Busby Dies

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former Motown president/CEO Jheryl Busby died today (Nov. 4) in Malibu, Calif. The Los Angeles native was 59 years old. The cause of death is tentatively accidental death due to drowning; the results of an autopsy will be announced later this week ...

  18. Four Tops Vocalist Levi Stubbs Dies At 72

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Arguably the most powerful voice in Motown's storied history has been silenced. Four Tops lead singer Levi Stubbs, Jr., died today (Oct. 17) at his home in Detroit after a long series of illnesses -- including cancer and a stroke -- that forc ...

  19. Mika Gets To Work On Sophomore Album

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mika is making headway with the follow-up album to his mega-hit debut, "Life in Cartoon Motion," Billboard.biz can reveal. Mika caught up with Billboard.biz Thursday afternoon during the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards ceremony, where he ...

  20. Lyndsay Lohan Releases "Bossy" Track, Works On Album

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Motown released a new song by Lyndsay Lohan titled "Bossy" to media outlets today (May 7). The track features the raspy-voiced actor/singer's dominating side as she rhymes about liking things her way over simple drums. Alt ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Belle Makes Gospel Debut

    March 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Regina Belle segues into gospel with the May 13 release of "Love Forever Shines." The new album also marks the re-launch of industry veteran Ruben Rodriguez' Pendulum Records, distributed now by Universal Music Gro ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 'Thriller' Reissue Bows At No. 1 In Europe

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's augmented 25th anniversary reissue of "Thriller" (Legacy/Epic) enters in pole position on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart. Meanwhile on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackg ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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" ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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" ( ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. '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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Bruce's European 'Magic' Spell Continues

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" (Columbia) moves into a third week at the summit of European Top 100 Albums, while Illinois pop-rock band Plain White T's is celebrating its slow ascent to the top of Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. Its & ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 " ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. European Charts Favor 50 Cent Over Kanye

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West may have trounced 50 Cent in the battle of the heavyweight rappers on The Billboard 200, and indeed in the United Kingdom, but across Europe as a whole the tables are turned. Cent's "Curtis" (Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope) ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Mika Maintains 'Motion' At Euro Chart Zenith

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) enjoys a fifth week at No. 1 on Billboard's new European Top 100 Albums listing, while Timbaland's "The Way I Are" (Interscope) featuring DOE and Keri ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Mika's 'Motion' Moves To No. 1 In Europe

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Almost six months after its first appearance on European Top 100 Albums, Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) hits No. 1 for the first time. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring ...

  47. Furtado, Rihanna Unmoved From European Chart Zenith

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) retains top place on European Top 100 Albums, notching up its tenth aggregate week at No. 1. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z leads Eurochart Hot 100 Si ...

  48. Furtado's 'Loose' Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) makes a remarkable surge back to the top of European Top 100 Albums in its 57th week on the survey. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z launches into a sev ...

  49. Bublé's 'Irresponsible' Retains Euro Chart Crown

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Michael Bublé snags a second week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart with "Call Me Irresponsible" (Reprise). Bublé's album spends a second week at the top of the Italian and Dutch charts, and climbs 3-2 in Austria. ...

  50. Furtado, Lavigne Grab Top Spots In Europe

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's no change at the helm of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey, as Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) starts a fifth consecutive week at No. 1, and seventh overall. But there's a new leader on Euroch ...

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