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  1. Adele, PJ Harvey Favored To Win Tonight's Mercury Award

    September 06, 2011 7:56 AM EDT LONDON (AP) - British soul singer Adele hopes to cap a spectacular year by winning the Mercury Award for Album of the Year - the U.K. music industry's most prestigious prize for original music. Adele been dominating album and single charts ac ...

  2. Emeli Sande Trades Medicine for Music; Lands No. 2 U.K. Single, Twitter Praise From Alicia Keys

    September 01, 2011 10:21 AM EDT Slightly more than two years ago Emeli Sandé was nearing the end of an intensive six-year degree program in medicine at Scotland's Glasgow University, specializing in clinical neuroscience. Now the Scottish-born singer is lighting up the U. ...

  3. Was MTV's Decision To Have No VMA's Host Their Plan B?

    August 25, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The last time MTV presented its Video Music Awards without a host they had the allure of a bizarre experiment in Las Vegas to pull in viewers. It was not just no host, there was no central stage, just a lot hopping between hotel rooms. Visually it ...

  4. Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black' Is Now U.K.'s Best Selling Album of the Century

    August 25, 2011 8:39 AM EDT Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" (Universal Island) has become the U.K.'s biggest-selling album of the 21st century. The Official Charts Company announced Wednesday (Aug 24) that a surge in sales of Winehouse's sophomore al ...

  5. U.K. News Round-Up: Amy Winehouse Foundation Returns Checks; Liam Sues Noel; 'The X-Factor' Returns

    August 22, 2011 2:57 PM EDT Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch, has been forced to postpone plans to set up a charity foundation in his late daughter's name because of a quarrel over the organisation's name. Mitch first announced that he was to establish The Amy Wi ...

  6. Leona Lewis Settles Court Dispute Over New Single

    August 17, 2011 10:20 AM EDT Leona Lewis and her record label, Simon's Cowell's Syco, have settled a high profile legal dispute with Swedish dance music producer and DJ Avicii over the "Bleeding Love"-singer's new single, "Collide." Avicii, ...

  7. Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber WIn Big at Teen Choice Awards

    August 08, 2011 8:27 AM EDT Selena Gomez conjured five wins at the Teen Choice Awards - one more than boyfriend Justin Bieber. The star of "Wizards of Waverly Place" was selected as choice TV actress, female hottie and music group with her band The Scene. Gomez and ...

  8. Paul McCartney To Contact Police Over Phone Hacking, Calls It 'Horrendous Violation of Privacy'

    August 05, 2011 7:30 AM EDT LONDON (AP) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney said Thursday he would contact police over his ex-wife's claim that the couple had been spied upon by a British newspaper. In comments to U.S. television journalists delivered via videolink from Cinc ...

  9. How Did Eric Church Get a No. 1 Album Without Any Hit Singles? Experts Weigh In

    August 04, 2011 5:55 PM EDT It's fair to say that Eric Church's debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with "Chief" this week was a little surprising, based on his good-but-not great chart history. The self-defined "bad boy" earned his first ...

  10. What More Could The Music Industry Have Done To Save Amy Winehouse?

    July 27, 2011 7:40 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Most entertainers prepare for a concert tour with rehearsals. For Amy Winehouse, it was rehab. Just before her disastrous European tour last month, the infamously addicted singer entered a rehabilitation center on doctor's ord ...

  11. Adele Pens Amy Winehouse Blog Post, Says Late Singer 'Paved the Way' For Her

    July 26, 2011 7:31 AM EDT With the news of Amy Winehouse's untimely passing on Saturday, fans and fellow musicians alike are reflecting back on her contributions to the music world. Fellow British singer Adele, and the year's top-selling artist, remembers Winehou ...

  12. Will Amy Winehouse's Third Album Be Released?

    July 25, 2011 7:17 AM EDT After the initial shock of Amy Winehouse's death subsided, speculation turned would whether fans would ever get to hear her long-delayed third album. The five-time Grammy winner was originally supposed to release the disc months ago. She had ...

  13. Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

    July 23, 2011 1:34 PM EDT Amy Winehouse performing in 2008 (Getty Images) Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27. Winehouse shot ...

  14. Adele, PJ Harvey Top Mercury Prize Nominations

    July 19, 2011 8:33 AM EDT It looks as if the U.K. gambling community is betting on either Adele or P.J. Harvey to walk away with this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. The albums by these two currently unstoppable British female soloists were amo ...

  15. George Michael To Be Questioned By Police Over Rebekah Brooks Tweets

    July 12, 2011 7:15 AM EDT George Michael's Twitter rants about News International CEO Rebekah Brooks have made their way to the ears and eyes of the Metropolitan Police. Last week, the former Wham star spoke out heavily against Brooks and the phone-hacking scandal tha ...

  16. [Web Trends] Stream Chromeo "When The Night Falls" (Breakbot Remix) + Watch James Blake Live On NYC Radio + R. Kelly Remixes "Till The World Ends"

    July 06, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Google Trends: 18. Noel Gallagher Noel Gallagher finally revealed details of his first solo album today. It will be called, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and it will arrive on October 17 in the UK. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Five ...

  17. Matt Jones: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Matt Jones Co-Founder, CrowdSurge; Founder, SPC Live Matt Jones, 25, describes his business as "collapsing the distribution chain and creating more value for the artist and the fan." CrowdSurge reports ticket sales of 250,000 in 2010, wi ...

  18. David Gray Releases Album Exclusively on Groupon

    June 29, 2011 2:22 PM EDT For the first time ever, Groupon became the sole destination for downloading a music recording when British artist David Gray debuted "Lost and Found-Live in Dublin" on the deal-of-the-day website on Monday (June 27). Groupon made the 12 ...

  19. 'American Idol' Creator Simon Fuller, Chris Blackwell Launch Joint Venture

    June 13, 2011 10:15 AM EDT American Idol creator Simon Fuller and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell announced a joint venture, Blackwell Fuller, Inc., Monday. The partnership aims to help artists and content owners in the music and entertainment industries expand their ...

  20. 'Fifth Beatle' Biopic Secures Funding, Music Rights

    June 08, 2011 10:02 AM EDT Stage producer Vivek Tiwary (The Addams Family, American Idiot) has landed unprecedented rights to Beatles songs for his debut film, "The Fifth Beatle," about manager Brian Epstein, whom Paul McCartney called the "fifth Beatle." ...

  21. Adele Cancels North American Tour Due to Laryngitis

    June 03, 2011 2:49 PM EDT British singer Adele, whose '21" is the year's top selling album, has scrapped the remaining nine dates of her sold-out North American tour due to laryngitis. She already had postponed five shows under doctor's orders following ...

  22. Billboard Music Awards' Pre-Bash: Photo Gallery

    May 22, 2011 12:54 PM EDT We're On The List: Waiting to get into the Billboard Muisc Awards Pre-Party at The Bank inside Las Vegas' Bellagio Hotel (Photo: Tiffany Brown) Mirroring the hip, sophisticated style that can be Las Vegas, the Bank inside the Bellagio Ho ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Johnny Marr, Ex Smiths Guitarist, Talks Film and TV Scores, Solo Plans

    May 17, 2011 1:45 PM EDT Johnny Marr, the former Smiths guitarist and songwriter, expects to start a world tour in October beginning with a show in New York. Currently working on two albums and scoring the second season of David Cross's British TV series, "The I ...

  25. Lonely Island Headed For Top Billboard 200 Debut Next Week

    May 11, 2011 7:34 PM EDT Following a week where the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart was flush with eight debuts, prepare for things to settle down a bit next week. It's likely that Adele's enduring album "21" will sit pretty at No. 1 for an ei ...

  26. Simon Cowell Tops Mick Jagger, Sting In UK music Rich List

    May 04, 2011 10:29 PM EDT "The X Factor" and former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell jumped to number 6 in the British music rich list in 2011 after his fortune hit 200 million pounds ($330 million), Britain's Sunday Times newspaper said on Thurs ...

  27. Hard Rock Memorabilia Exhibition to Tour U.S.

    May 02, 2011 10:13 PM EDT An over-stuffed garment rack in a warehouse on the outskirts of Orlando holds some of the world's most precious second-hand clothing. The frothy white wedding dress worn by Madonna in her music video "Like a Virgin" hangs at one end ...

  28. Israel Concert Bookings on the Rise

    April 27, 2011 8:04 AM EDT When it comes to touring internationally, the Middle East, and Israel in particular, is not typically high on a pop or rock star's priority list. For one thing, the tried and tested routes through Europe and the Far East might make an artist ...

  29. EMI Artists, Songwriters Raise $940,000 for Japanese Red Cross Disaster Relief

    April 26, 2011 2:39 PM EDT An auction of exclusive personal items and memorabilia donated by EMI artists and songwriters has raised $940,000 in funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month's earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the company announced in ...

  30. In Panels And Lightning-Quick Collaborations, Rethink Music Conference Explores The Future

    April 26, 2011 12:09 PM EDT (Left to right) Ben Folds, Amanda Palmer, Damian Kulash, and Neil Gaiman at Mad Oak Studios, in Allston, Mass. Monday, preparing to write and record eight songs in eight hours (which ended up being six songs in 12 hours). (Photo: Phil Farnsworth) ...

  31. How Rock Music is Saving Book Publishing

    April 25, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Billy Joel aside, the sudden surge in memoirs is bringing boomers to bookstores. From Keith Richards' assertion that he really did snort his father's ashes to Sammy Hagar's revelation that he's been abducted by aliens, out-ther ...

  32. British Protesters Urge Inquiry Into Reggae Star Smiley Culture's Death

    April 18, 2011 7:05 AM EDT Hundreds of protesters have marched through central London to call for a public inquiry into the death of British reggae star Smiley Culture. The singer, whose real name was David Emmanuel, died of a single stab wound through the heart while polic ...

  33. Philadelphia Orchestra to Declare Bankruptcy

    April 18, 2011 6:45 AM EDT The world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, long considered one of the best in the nation, will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection - an apparent first in recent history for a major U.S. orchestra. Board chairman Richard Worley said memb ...

  34. Ozzy, Sharon Osbourne Owe IRS $1.7 Million

    April 12, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Reality stars Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have racked up over $1.7 million in unpaid back taxes. The IRS has placed a lien on the couple's Los Angeles home until they return the money, TMZ reports. The Osbournes allegedly owe the government $718 ...

  35. Elizabeth Taylor Dead At 79

    March 23, 2011 10:12 AM EDT Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen life was often upstaged by her stormy personal life, died Wednesday at age 79. She died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she had been ...

  36. Cameron Crowe's Elton John Doc 'The Union' to Open Tribeca Film Fest

    March 02, 2011 2:37 PM EST Cameron Crowe's 'The Union' Will Open Tribeca Film Festival in April.The film documents the recording of Elton John's latest album with Leon Russell and producer T Bone Burnett. The world premiere of Cameron Crowe's docume ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Adele Ties Beatles on British Charts Following BRIT Awards

    February 21, 2011 7:47 AM EST Adele has become the first living artist since the Beatles in 1964 to have two titles simultaneously in the top five of both the U.K. singles and album charts. The XL-signed star's sophomore album "21" started a fourth week at No. 1 ...

  39. Mumford and Sons, the xx, Plan B, Tinie Tempah Lead Brit Awards

    February 15, 2011 7:45 AM EST Rapper Tinie Tempah, soul singer Plan B and folk-rockers Mumford and Sons lead homegrown talent in the race for the Brit Awards, Britain's equivalent of the Grammys. The 22-year-old Tempah, who released his first album last year, has four nom ...

  40. Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, Jeff Beck Light Up Warner Grammy After-Party

    February 14, 2011 4:39 PM EST After an impressive night of Grammy victories for Warner Music Group, the label threw an after-party at the Hollywood SoHo House. While boldface names like Jay-Z, Heidi Klum and Kate Hudson were among the revelers, the real guests of honor were WM ...

  41. 'American Idol' Ratings Down 13 Percent From Last Year's Premiere

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Initial ratings show interest is down in "American Idol" and its new team of judges. The Nielsen Co. says 26.2 million people saw the two-hour season premiere Wednesday night of television's most popular show. That's down 13 pe ...

  42. Kings of Leon, Kanye West, Arcade Fire To Headline Coachella, Full Line-Up Announced

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST The lineup for the 2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival was announced last night, Jan. 18, with Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire and Kanye West topping the bills for each of the fest's three nights (April 15, 16 and 17, respectively). A veritable ...

  43. Arcade Fire, Eminem, Mumford & Sons Earn BRIT Award Nominations

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST British rapper Tinie Tempah led the field on Thursday at the BRIT awards with four nominations, just ahead of singer-songwriter Plan B, folk rock act Mumford & Sons and London's The XX, who each had three nods. In a turnaround from 2010&# ...

  44. Jesse Farner Benefit To Feature Roger Daltry, 3 Doors Down, Grand Funk Railroad's Mark Farner & AC/DC's Cliff Williams

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp founder David Fishoff and Sweet Relief will produce the Rock For Jesse benefit concert on Jan. 17 at B.B. Kings in New York featuring Roger Daltrey, 3 Doors Down Mark Farner, and Cliff Williams of AC/DC. Procee ...

  45. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: Betty Wright & Lil Wayne; Raphael Saadiq's New Single; Ex-Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts Updates Percy Faith

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Betty Wright Signs to S-Curve, New Album To Feature Lil Wayne, Snoop & Joss Stone -- Current Grammy nominee and R&B legend Betty Wright has signed with S-Curve Records. Due later this year, the singer's first album for the label will ...

  46. Simon Cowell Says 'X-Factor' Will Discover the Next Bob Marley, Dylan, Jack White

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.K. version of The X-Factor just wrapped its seventh season, crowning Essex native Matt Cardle its latest winner, and now eyes officially turn to its next go-round: a U.S. premiere in September 2011. To no one's surprise, pretty much all ...

  47. Jessie J Named Critics' Choice at BRIT Awards

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST British singer/songwriter Jessie J has won the BRITs Critics' Choice award, making it four prizes in four years for female acts. Previous winners of the prize honoring up-and-coming artists on the British pop scene were Ellie Goulding, Floren ...

  48. MTV U.K. Tips Far East Movement, Mona, Willow Smith

    December 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.S. acts Far East Movement, Mona and Willow Smith have made the MTV Networks U.K. & Ireland list of 10 emerging acts it predicts will break big in 2011. "Blackberry Presents: Brand New For 2011" was unveiled at London's Koko ve ...

  49. Ray Davies To Curate Meltdown Fest

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ray Davies has been announced as director of the 2011 Meltdown festival, which is staged annually at London's Southbank Centre site. The series of shows will take place in June 2011 with the line-up to be confirmed. Previous Meltdown director ...

  50. Take That, Cheryl Cole Added To Royal Variety Performance Bill

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Take That and U.K. solo star Cheryl Cole are among the music acts set to perform at this year's Royal Variety Performance, held at the London Palladium, Dec. 9. Performing alongside Take That and Cheryl Cole, whose sophomore studio set " ...

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