Girls Aloud

  1. The Wanted: Is Another British Pop Invasion On The Way?

    January 13, 2012 3:08 PM EST Could the Wanted usher in a new wave of British pop to American shores? The five-piece male U.K. vocal group -- which has notched five top five singles on the Official U.K. Singles chart and a pair of top five albums -- is taking a serious stab at ...

  2. James Morrison, Sak Noel's 'Loca People' Top U.K. Charts; Three Pink Floyd Albums Make Survey

    October 03, 2011 7:46 AM EDT Sak Noel - Loca People (Official Video) by M6clips British singer-songwriter James Morrison made it two U.K. No. 1 albums from three releases on Sunday (2) as "The Awakening" (Universal Island) debuted at the top of the new chart. Spanis ...

  3. Susan Boyle Album Bows At No. 1 In U.K.

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle 's sophomore album "The Gift" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) gave her a second U.K. No. 1 and Rihanna 's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) started a second week atop the singles chart, ...

  4. Bon Jovi Bows At No. 1 On Euro Albums Chart

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bon Jovi lands another pan-European No. 1, as the band's new "Greatest Hits" compilation (Mercury/Universal Island) makes a winning start on Billboard's European Albums chart. Rihanna 's "Only Girl (In The World)" ...

  5. Cheryl Cole Rains On Rihanna's Parade

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Cheryl Cole scored her second solo U.K. No. 1 single with "Promise This" (Polydor/Universal) to hold Rihanna 's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) to a runner-up debut. Kings of Leon 's "Come Around S ...

  6. Fascination Label Boss Forms Management Firm

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Peter Loraine, label head of London-based Fascination Records, is to move into management next month with a new venture backed by Universal Music U.K. Fascination Management's first client will be pop group the Saturdays, whose third album &q ...

  7. Nadine Coyle Releases Debut With Tesco

    September 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nadine Coyle will release her debut album exclusively with mass merchant Tesco in the U.K. and Ireland. Tesco has previously released physical exclusives from veteran acts Simply Red and Faithless, but this is the first debut release from a new ar ...

  8. Cheryl Cole Pulls Out Of V Fest

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop singer Cheryl Cole has withdrawn from TV and festival commitments while she receives treatment for malaria. Cole, who has a solo career in addition to her role in Girls Aloud, has pulled out of August's V Festival dates in the U.K. n ...

  9. 'X Factor' Sales Impact Revealed

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Data analysis of digital sales, radio play and Web traffic by the Nielsen Company reveals the full impact of an appearance on U.K. music talent show "The X Factor" in the U.K. The ITV1 show secured big names as guest performers on the Su ...

  10. Joe McElderry Wins 'X-Factor' Talent Show

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Teenager Joe McElderry won the sixth series of popular TV show "The X Factor" on Sunday, and is widely tipped to top the Christmas charts with his debut single, a cover of Miley Cyrus's "The Climb" (Syco/Sony Music Enterta ...

  11. 'This Is It' Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's "This Is It" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums survey, as "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Akon returns to the top of Euro ...

  12. Cheryl Cole Owns U.K. Singles, Albums Charts

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cheryl Cole joined the select band of solo female artists to achieve simultaneous U.K. No. 1 singles and albums on Sunday. The Girls Aloud member and "X Factor" judge's debut solo album "3 Words" (Fascination/Polydor/Unive ...

  13. Jackson's 'This Is It' Rules U.K. Airplay

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's posthumous radio single "This Is It" (Sony Music Entertainment) is currently No. 1 on the U.K. Radio Airplay Chart (week to date) and given its performance to date is likely to top the final Airplay Chart on Sunday ...

  14. Boyzone Singer Gately, 33, Dies In Mallorca

    October 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, 33, died while on holiday in Mallorca, Spain, the Irish pop group's official Web site said on Sunday. "Stephen tragically died whilst on holiday in Mallorca yesterday," the announcement said. It said G ...

  15. Coldplay's 'Strawberry Swing' To Screen In U.K. Cinemas

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The video for Coldplay's new single, "Strawberry Swing," will be premiered in U.K. cinemas from July 22, before screenings of "Bruno" and U.S. box office hit "The Proposal." Odeon, the U.K.'s biggest cinema ...

  16. Coldplay Extends Wembley Line-Up

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay has bolstered the line-up on its forthcoming shows at Wembley Stadium, with Jay-Z and Girls Aloud now appearing on both nights and new U.K. rock act White Lies also added to the bill. Jay-Z is special guest for all remaining U.K. tour dat ...

  17. Coldplay, Duffy Lead BRIT Awards Nominations

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST With four nominations each, Coldplay and Duffy lead the field for the BRIT Awards 2009, announced today (Jan. 20) at London's Roundhouse. Adele, Elbow and Scouting For Girls scored three nominations apiece. The latter British trio was one of ...

  18. Former Radio 2 Boss Joins Universal Music U.K.

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Lesley Douglas, who quit as controller of BBC AC station Radio 2 last month, has joined Universal Music U.K. as director of programming and business development. Her appointment becomes effective on Dec. 8 and she will report to chairman David Jos ...

  19. U2 Honors Grainge At MITs

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST U2 was among the artists saluting Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge at the Music Industry Trusts' Award ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Universal-signed pop acts Mika and Take That performed at t ...

  20. London's O2 Claims 10,000,000 Visitors

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AEG Group says this week will see the 10 millionth visitor to its O2 entertainment site in London since it opened in June 2007. The figure counts visitors to all areas of the O2 site, which includes the main O2 Arena, the smaller Indigo2 venue plu ...

  21. Girls Aloud Head For The Big Screen

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Girls Aloud is the latest band to sign-up for the cinecasting treatment. The British girl-group's May 17 concert at the London O2 Arena will be broadcast live to some 50 digitally-equipped Vue Entertainment cinemas across the U.K. The Vue cha ...

  22. Nokia U.K. Launches Reality/Music TV Show

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia is aligning its mobile music service in the United Kingdom with a new music entertainment TV format launching on national terrestrial network Channel 4 next month. Nokia is aligning its mobile music service in the United Kingdom with a new m ...

  23. Bicknell Splits With WMA

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ed Bicknell, head of international music for the William Morris Agency, has announced that he is leaving the company to return to "civilian life." WMA worldwide head of music Peter Grosslight says in a prepared statement that Bicknell di ...

  24. Kylie Arrives Early Through Nokia Music Store

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nokia has struck an exclusive deal to offer Kylie Minogue's new album ahead of general release. The Australia pop veteran's 10th album, "X" will offered in the U.K.-only through the Nokia Music Store from Nov. 21, five days bef ...

  25. Ingenious, Rival Organisation Team For U.K. Concerts

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Venture capital firm Ingenious is to invest in and co-promote a series of U.K. open-air concerts at stately British estates from 2008 through an agreement with The Rival Organisation. The deal is Ingenious Live Venture Capitalist Trusts' thir ...

  26. Razorlight Shine At Vodafone Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Razorlight cut through the opposition to win two trophies tonight (Oct. 11) at the inaugural Vodafone Live Music Awards in London. The British rockers won for Vodafone live impact in 2006 and took out Razorlight cut through the opposition to win t ...

  27. Razorlight Shine At Vodafone Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trophies handed out Oct. 11. Razorlight cut through the opposition to win two trophies tonight (Oct. 11) at the inaugural Vodafone Live Music Awards in London. The British rockers won for Vodafone live impact in 2006 and took out the live music DV ...

  28. Nokia And Live Nation In Ticketing Pact

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST New service provides concert tickets via handsets. Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone manufacturer, has joined forces with leading international music promoter Live Nation to unveil today (Feb. 1) a new U.K. digital-ticketing service cal ...

  29. Nokia And Live Nation In Ticketing Pact

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone manufacturer, has joined forces with leading international music promoter Live Nation to unveil today (Feb. 1) a new U.K. digital-ticketing service called ticke Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-ph ...

  30. UMI Teams Up With Mattel On Kids Compilations

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International (UMI) is aiming to extend its influence into the children's market through a pact with toy maker Mattel. Universal Music International (UMI) is aiming to extend its influence into the children's market throu ...