Dizzee Rascal

  1. Calvin Harris, Paolo Nutini Top U.K. Sales Charts

    May 05, 2014 5:11 AM EDT Calvin Harris scored his fourth U.K. No. 1 single as a lead artist, and sixth overall, yesterday (May 4) as “Summer” (Columbia/Sony) went straight to the top.  Paolo Nutini, meanwhile, started a third straight week at the album summit “Caustic Lov ...

  2. Haim’s 'Days Are Gone' Opens At No. 1 in the U.K.

    October 07, 2013 7:04 AM EDT In two of the closest finishes in recent chart history, Haim’s “Days Are Gone” album (Polydor/Universal) debuted at No. 1 and OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” (Interscope/Universal) climbed 3-1 on the singles chart Oct. 6 to give each act its firs ...

  3. Kanye West’s 'Yeezus' Arrives At No. 1 in U.K., Robin Thicke Extends Singles Chart Streak

    June 24, 2013 6:59 AM EDT As Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (Interscope/Universal), featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, became the U.K.’s second-bestselling single of 2013 and started a fourth week at No. 1 yesterday (June 23), Kanye West scored his second chart-topping ...

  4. Chart Alert: 'Les Mis' Soundtrack Takes Top Album Spot in the U.K., Jake Bugg Upends Biffy Clyro

    February 11, 2013 10:25 AM EST As the “Les Miserables” score album (Polydor/Universal) moved back to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday,  Macklemore’s current Hot 100 No. 1 “Thrift Shop” (Macklemore), featuring Ryan Lewis and Wanz, mirrored that feat across the Atlantic ...

  5. Conor Maynard, British Pop Heartthrob, Tops UK Album Chart; Wiley Has No. 1 Single

    August 06, 2012 8:32 AM EDT Rising British pop heartthrob Conor Maynard's debut album "Contrast" (Parlophone/EMI) went straight to the top of the new U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), while "Heatwave" (One More Tune/Warner Bros./Warner Music) by British ...

  6. Exclusive: Shazam's 20 Most-Tagged Songs During the Olympics Opening Ceremonies

    August 01, 2012 10:25 PM EDT Dizzee Rascal and Armand Van Helden's "Bonkers" was the most-tagged song during the Olympics' opening ceremonies broadcast on July 27, according to audio search company has shared with Billboard.biz. The list of the top 20 song ...

  7. Paul McCartney Paid One Pound ($1.57) For Olympics Gig

    July 30, 2012 2:45 PM EDT LONDON (AP) -- Don't spend it all in one place, Paul. London Olympic organizers say former Beatle Paul McCartney and other star performers who took part in Friday's opening ceremony essentially donated their time - receiving a mere pound ...

  8. Florence and the Machine, Newton Faulkner Top UK Charts

    July 16, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Florence + the Machine scored a first-ever U.K. No. 1 single yesterday as "Spectrum (Say My Name)" (Universal Island) debuted at the summit. English singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner, meanwhile, was grabbing his second chart-topping albu ...

  9. Gary Barlow Tops UK Album and Singles Chart

    June 11, 2012 7:52 AM EDT Take That member Gary Barlow confirmed his expected double victory on the new U.K. sales charts on Sunday (10). His Diamond Jubilee-inspired "Sing" project with the Commonwealth Band on Decca/Universal secured a second week atop the albu ...

  10. AEI Media Inks Deal With Verse Music Group To Publish Drum 'N' Bass

    February 17, 2012 10:46 AM EST AEI Media, a U.K.-based music-and-media company specializing in developing acts for the British-originated urban genre called Drum 'n' Bass, has linked up with New York-based independent publisher Verse Music Group to launch a publishing ...

  11. Spirit Music Group Joins IMPEL, Pan-European Licensing Debate Remains Unresolved

    January 26, 2012 5:20 AM EST New York-based Spirit Music Group has become the first U.S.-based member of IMPEL, the initiative launched by U.K. collecting society PRS for Music to enable independent publishers with Anglo-American repertoires to navigate the complicated pan-Eu ...

  12. Morning Heds: Bon Iver's Label, David Foster Starts At Verve, Mog To Stream In Subarus

    January 10, 2012 7:05 AM EST Bon Iver Establishes New Record Label Music Feeds Justin Vernon, the man behind one of the most successful Indie projects, Bon Iver, has launched his own record label. The label, called Chigliak Records, is an offshoot of his current label Jagjaag ...

  13. Plan B Scoops Three UK Ivor Novello Music Awards

    May 19, 2011 3:57 PM EDT LONDON (Reuters) - Rapper Plan B was the big winner at this year's Ivor Novello music awards in London, carrying off three prizes. The 27-year-old from London -- whose real name is Benjamin Drew -- won Songwriter of the Year as well as the Al ...

  14. MTV Base's Top U.K. MC List Sparks Controversy After Last Minute Changes

    February 25, 2011 5:32 PM EST Swagger Like Us: MC Tinie Tempah, who topped both MTV Base lists and won two Brit Awards (Photo: Getty Images) Fans of MTV Base U.K., the cable and satellite-delivered urban-music TV network, became outspoken when some claimed they suspected somet ...

  15. Tinie Tempah Leads MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal, Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awa ...

  16. The XX's Label Hoping For Mercury Nomination Uplift

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London alternative act the XX has been installed as frontrunners for the Barclarycard Mercury Prize, and the band's label says it will capitalize on the nomination with marketing activity. Since its release in August 2009, the critically accl ...

  17. Mobile Backstage App Targets Touring Artists

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Finnish mobile developer Steam Republic unveiled a new mobile app designed for artists on tour, called Mobile Backstage. It’s a social-focused app created to let artists and fans interact in real time, used so far by Dizzee Rascal, You Me At Six a ...

  18. Mercury Prize Shortlist Unveiled

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alt-rock veteran Paul Weller's 10th solo album and Dublin-based quintet Villagers' debut share space on the shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, announced today in London. The 12-strong shortlist was unveiled at London venue ...

  19. Pendulum Grabs First U.K. No. 1

    May 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pendulum scored their first U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his fourth No. 1 single as the Official Charts Company published its latest sales data on Sunday (May 30). Pendulum's "Immersion" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) debuted at ...

  20. Dizzee Rascal, Fatboy Slim To Play World Cup Shows

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With just over two weeks to go to the opening match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, a slate of live music events have been announced as part of the entertainment taking place around the month-long tournament. Leading the charge is Cool Br ...

  21. Dizzee Rascal Leads Euro Exclusives For Def Jam Rapstar

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British rap stars Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah are both set to feature in the U.K. edition of interactive hip-hop game Def Jam Rapstar - one of several European exclusive versions of the forthcoming game, which will each contain territory specif ...

  22. Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal Up For Ivor Novello Awards

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen and rapper Dizzee Rascal have each scored two nominations for the 55th Ivor Novello Awards . The award for British songwriters and composers take place at London's Grosvenor House on May 20. Allen and co-writer Greg Ku ...

  23. Dizzee Rascal To Publish Memoir

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST BRIT Award-winning U.K. rapper and producer Dizzee Rascal is to publish a memoir in a joint venture with Canongate Books. Rascal's indie label Dirtee Stank Recordings has linked up with Canongate to produce the first official Dizzee Rascal bo ...

  24. BRITs Winner Florence Gets The Love

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Florence and the Machine was a major domestic beneficiary from last week's BRIT Awards , with a 53% week-on-week sales increase in the U.K. for her debut album "Lungs" (Island/Universal) and a No. 2 single. The alternative artist� ...

  25. Lady Gaga, JLS, Florence Rule At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga was the big winner at the 2010 BRIT Awards at London's Earls Court with three wins, but British acts JLS and Florence and the Machine snagged important awards on the night. There were strong performances from Gaga, U.K. rock act Kas ...

  26. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine, Dizzee Rascal, Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organized by trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 fro ...

  27. Dizzee, Florence BRITs Duet On iTunes

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. trade body the BPI has partnered with iTunes on an exclusive release of the BRIT Awards duet between alt-rock act Florence and the Machine and rapper Dizzee Rascals. The pair will perform "You Got The Dirtee Love" - a mash-up of Flo ...

  28. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle. U.K. acts Florence and the Machine, Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Are ...

  29. Smokey Robinson To Play BBC Electric Proms

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Soul legend Smokey Robinson will perform at the BBC's five-day Electric Proms festival in London next month, along with U.K. indie-rock act Doves and rapper Dizzee Rascal. The event runs Oct. 20-24. Now in its fourth year, the festival return ...

  30. Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal Top U.K. Charts

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys scored their third U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his third No. 1 single in the territory as the new charts were published Sunday (Aug. 30) by the Official Charts Company. The English modern rock band's third album "Hu ...

  31. Beyonce, Dizzee, Kanye Earn 3 MOBO Nominations

    August 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rapper Dizzee Rascal, Beyonce and Kanye West have each picked up three nominations for the 2009 MOBO Awards, which will move from London to Glasgow for the first time in their 13-year history. The MOBO Awards, which recognizes music of black ...

  32. Kerchoonz Signs Up Beggars

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Social networking and free ad-funded streaming service Kerchoonz.com has signed a licensing deal with the Beggars Group, which will provide users with access to around 20,000 tracks from the Beggars catalog. The licensing deal with Beggars (which ...

  33. Calvin Harris Books U.K. Tour

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. DJ, producer and solo dance-pop artist Calvin Harris will embark on a 19-date tour of the U.K. and Ireland from Oct. 15 to Nov. 8. The announcement follows his chart-topping success of singles "Dance Wiv Me" featuring Dizzee Rascal ...

  34. Fall Opening For AMG's New Birmingham Venue

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) will open its new site in Birmingham, England this Fall with shows already confirmed by rapper Dizzee Rascal and alt-rock acts Bloc Party and the Maccabees. The venue, the new O2 Academy Birmingham, wa ...

  35. Dizzee's 'Bonkers' Set For The Top

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dizzee Rascal is set to score a big-selling No. 1 single in the U.K. on Sunday (May 24) with "Bonkers" (Dirtee Stank), his collaboration with DJ and producer Armand Van Helden. The U.K. rapper's last single, "Dance Wiv Me" ...

  36. Ting Tings To Rock Ibiza

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Ting Tings, Groove Armada and Soulwax have been confirmed as part of this year's Ibiza Rocks line-up, alongside Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe and up-and-coming acts Frankmusik, Kissy Sell Out, Burn the Negative and South Central. Previously announ ...

  37. Oakenfold Confirmed For Wireless Fest

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT London's Wireless festival has announced further acts for its July 4 instalment, including U.K. dance stalwart Paul Oakenfold. Emerging London acts Frankmusik and Tommy Sparks, New York duo Fischerspooner, Sydney-based Sneaky Sound System and ...

  38. Glastonbury, Ting Tings Named U.K. Festival Favorites

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eavis' Glastonbury festival bounced back after a year of media scrutiny for slower ticket sales and his choice of a hip-hop act, Jay-Z, for headliner as the event won in three categories at this year's U.K. Festival Awards. At th ...

  39. Estelle, Leona Lewis Triumph At MOBOs

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Estelle and Leona Lewis won two awards each at the 13th annual MOBO Awards in London. The awards recognize music of black origin. Estelle was one of the stars of the night, impressing the audience on stage at Wembley Arena with a medley of tunes b ...

  40. Caroline, Definitive Jux Renew Deal

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Caroline Distribution has renewed their deal with indie hip-hop label Definitive Jux. In addition to continuing to distribute Definitive Jux via Caroline, EMI's brand partnership, licensing and synch team will now work on behalf of the Def Ju ...

  41. Estelle Lands Five MOBO Nods

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British talent leads the field in the 2008 MOBO Award nominations, with Estelle, Dizzee Rascal, Leona Lewis and Wiley all earning multiple nods. Estelle is up for five awards, including best song and best video for "American Boy" (Atlant ...

  42. Mobos Moves To Wembley

    August 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards is moving to the Live Nation-managed Wembley Arena for its Oct. 15 2008 ceremony, after being staged at London's O2 Arena last year. The awards were launched in 1996 and last year's winners include ...

  43. XL's Huggett Takes Columbia A&R Role

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Entertainment U.K.'s Columbia Label Group has recruited Nick Huggett to the post of A&R head. With immediate effect, Huggett joins Columbia from indie label XL Recordings, where he has signed the likes of Mercury Music Prize winn ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Dizzee Album Set For Digital Release

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT London-based rapper Dizzee Rascal will release his next album, "Maths & English," for XL/Beggars Group on June 5 in the U.S. In a first for XL/Beggars Group, Billboard.biz has learned that the album will only be serviced to digital o ...

  47. TV On The Radio Wins Shortlist Prize

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST TV On the Radio won the fourth annual Shortlist Music Prize yesterday (Nov. 15) at the Avalon Theater in Los Angeles. The New York-based act, which received a $10,000 cash prize presented by XM Satell TV On the Radio won the fourth annual Shortlis ...