Hopes and Fears

  1. Chart Moves: Keane & Karmin's Albums Debut, Pitbull's Not-Quite Career-Spanning Hits Set Arrives

    May 18, 2012 9:55 AM EDT The Billboard 200: As previously reported, Carrie Underwood stayed steady atop the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week with Blown Away . The set -- her third No. 1 -- sold 120,000 with a 55% drop in sales. Meanwhile, Adele's 21 album ...

  2. Keane, Rita Ora Top U.K. Music Charts

    May 14, 2012 7:31 AM EDT East Sussex melodic rock quartet Keane scored their fifth consecutive No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (May 13) with "Strangeland" (Universal Isand). London starlet Rita Ora debuted atop the singles survey with "R.I.P." ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Furtado Scores First Chart-Topping Album

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 219K units in U.S. according to Soundscan. Bowing at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Nelly Furtado's "Loose" is the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The Mo ...

  5. Furtado Scores First Chart-Topping Album

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves 219K units in U.S. according to Soundscan. Bowing at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, Nelly Furtado's "Loose" is the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The Mo ...

  6. Keane's 'Iron Sea' Sails To European No. 1

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English melodic rock band Keane goes straight to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with its sophomore set "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island). It opens at the top in the United Kingdom, Ireland and English melodic rock band Keane goes ...

  7. Keane's 'Iron Sea' Sails To European No. 1

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English melodic rock band Keane goes straight to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with its sophomore set "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island). It opens at the top in the United Kingdom, Ireland and English melodic rock band Keane goes ...

  8. Unger-Hamilton Appointed Virgin U.K. MD

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran Universal Music executive Ferdy Unger-Hamilton has been hired to fill the vacant role as managing director of Virgin Records U.K., with effect from Jan. 13. He succeeds the former Virgin U.K. Veteran Universal Music executive Ferdy Unger-H ...

  9. Green Day Claims Euro Year-End Leadership

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) beat James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) to the No. 1 slot for 2005 as the Warner Music Group claimed the top two on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums ch Green Day&# ...

  10. Robbie Dethrones Madonna For Euro Crown

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' Christmas gift on European Top 100 Albums is a return to No. 1 with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis), depriving Madonna of the festive crown with "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Br Green Day's &quo ...

  11. Coldplay Hold Onto European Chart Crown

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite the close pursuit of releases by Shakira and James Blunt, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) begins its fifth week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums. It retains top place in Germany, Holla Despite the close pursuit o ...

  12. Coldplay Hold Onto European Chart Crown

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite the close pursuit of releases by Shakira and James Blunt, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) begins its fifth week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums. It retains top place in Germany, Holla Despite the close pursuit o ...

  13. Sales Spike For Live 8 Performers

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Hyde Park leg of the July 2 Live 8 concert spectacular has ignited British album sales for the many of the performers. The Hyde Park leg of the July 2 Live 8 concert spectacular has ignited British album sales for the many of the performers. P ...

  14. Duran Duran, Lou Reed Feted At Ivors

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed were today (May 26) honored at the 50th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder ...

  15. Duran Duran, Lou Reed Feted At Ivors

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder Lou Reed were today (May 26) honored at the 50th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. Iconic pop group Duran Duran, glam rockers Queen and Velvet Underground founder ...

  16. IFPI Awards For Coldplay, Rice, Keane

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Albums by Coldplay, Damien Rice and Keane were honored with IFPI Platinum Europe Awards in April. Coldplay's sophomore album "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Parlophone) collected its fourth Platinum ce Albums by Coldplay, Damien Rice ...

  17. IFPI Awards For Coldplay, Rice, Keane

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Albums by Coldplay, Damien Rice and Keane were honored with IFPI Platinum Europe Awards in April. Coldplay's sophomore album "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (Parlophone) collected its fourth Platinum ce Albums by Coldplay, Damien Rice ...

  18. Bublé Finds 'Time' At European Chart Peak

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Bublé's "It's Time" (Reprise) rises 4-1 on European Top 100 Albums. It marks the album's first time at the summit after 12 weeks on the survey. "It's Time" has now passed European sales o Mi ...

  19. Bublé Finds 'Time' At European Chart Peak

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Bublé's "It's Time" (Reprise) rises 4-1 on European Top 100 Albums. It marks the album's first time at the summit after 12 weeks on the survey. "It's Time" has now passed European sales o Mi ...

  20. 'American Idiot' Continues Euro Chart Reign

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day enters a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "American Idiot" (Reprise). Sales jump in several territories, good for a 3-1 climb in Austria and 12-5 in France. Green Day enters a fourth week at No. 1 on Europea ...

  21. 'American Idiot' Continues Euro Chart Reign

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day enters a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "American Idiot" (Reprise) after several sales spurts including a 3-1 climb in Austria and 12-5 in France. Green Day enters a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 10 ...

  22. Scissor Sisters Slice Through Brit Awards

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST With three awards, Scissor Sisters were the big winners of the Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 9) at London's Earls Court. The show, branded "Brits25 with MasterCard," will be televised tomorrow on U.K. com With three awards, Scissor Sist ...

  23. Scissor Sisters Slice Through Brit Awards

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST N.Y.-based act picks up three honors. With three awards, Scissor Sisters were the big winners of the Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 9) at London's Earls Court. The show, branded "Brits25 with MasterCard," will be televised tomorrow on U. ...

  24. Franz Ferdinand Tops Brits Nominations

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while A Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the fi ...

  25. Franz Ferdinand Leads Brit Award Nominees

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while A Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the fi ...

  26. OCC: Brit Biz Buoyant In 2004

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's recorded music market continued to register growth in 2004. New figures issued today (Jan. 7) by the British Phonographic Industry illustrate that a record 163.4 million albums were sold ov Britain's recorded music market conti ...

  27. Scissor Sisters Claim Top U.K. Album Of 2004

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The eponymous debut by U.S. act Scissor Sisters was the best-selling album of 2004 in the United Kingdom. The Polydor U.K. band sold 1.59 million albums during the year, according to the Official Char The eponymous debut by U.S. act Scissor Sister ...

  28. Jamelia, Keane Grab Q Awards Limelight

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B star Jamelia and newcomers Keane have taken home the most coveted awards for best single and best album respectively at this year's Q Awards. R&B star Jamelia and newcomers Keane have taken home the most coveted awards for bes ...

  29. Jamelia, Keane Grab Q Awards Limelight

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia and newcomers Keane have taken home the most coveted awards for best single and best album respectively at this year's Q Awards. R&B star Jamelia and newcomers Keane have taken home the most coveted awar ...

  30. Alan Jackson Scores No. 1 Debut

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country star Alan Jackson enjoys his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Arista Nashville album "What I Do." The set bows with U.S. sales of 178,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, ending Country star Alan Jackson enjoys his ...

  31. Alan Jackson Scores No. 1 Debut

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country star Alan Jackson enjoys his third No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with the Arista Nashville album "What I Do." The set bows with U.S. sales of 178,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, ending Country star Alan Jackson enjoys his ...

  32. Franz Ferdinand Wins Britain's Mercury Prize

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. The ann ...

  33. Franz Ferdinand Wins Britain's Mercury Prize

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand has won the 2004 Nationwide Mercury Prize with its eponymous debut album. The ann ...

  34. 'Anastacia' Back On Top In Europe

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There's a surprise at the top of European Top 100 Albums, on which Anastacia's self-titled Epic album moves back to No. 1, a position it held for seven consecutive weeks in April and May. The album wa There's a surprise at the top o ...

  35. 'Anastacia' Back On Top In Europe

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There's a surprise at the top of European Top 100 Albums, on which Anastacia's self-titled Epic album moves back to No. 1, a position it held for seven consecutive weeks in April and May. The album wa There's a surprise at the top o ...

  36. Beasties' 'Boroughs' Claims Euro Chart Peak

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys' "To the 5 Boroughs" (Capitol) is the new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. Its debuts at No. 2 in the United Kingdom and No. 3 in Germany are sufficient to wrest the top overall spot The Beastie Boys' "To ...

  37. Beasties' 'Boroughs' Claims Euro Chart Peak

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rap icons unseat Avril Lavigne. The Beastie Boys' "To the 5 Boroughs" (Capitol) is the new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. Its debuts at No. 2 in the United Kingdom and No. 3 in Germany are sufficient to wrest the top overall spot ...

  38. Beasties' 'Boroughs' Claims Euro Chart Peak

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beastie Boys' "To the 5 Boroughs" (Capitol) is the new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. Its debuts at No. 2 in the United Kingdom and No. 3 in Germany are sufficient to wrest the top overall spot The Beastie Boys' "To ...

  39. Lavigne Reclaims Euro Albums Chart Crown

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne's "Under My Skin" (Arista) secures a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while Mario Winans' "I Don't Know Wanna Know" featuring Enya and P.Diddy (Bad Boy/Universal) is the Avril Lavign ...

  40. Lavigne Retains Euro Albums Chart Crown

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne's "Under My Skin" (Arista) secures a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while Mario Winans' "I Don't Know Wanna Know" featuring Enya and P.Diddy (Bad Boy/Universal) is the Avril Lavign ...

  41. 'Anastacia' Unmoved From Euro Summit

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the seventh week, "Anastacia" (Epic) is No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as it continues to top charts in Germany and Switzerland. However, there's a new favorite on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, wh For the seventh week, "Ana ...

  42. 'Anastacia' Unmoved From Euro Summit

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the seventh week, "Anastacia" (Epic) is No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as it continues to top charts in Germany and Switzerland. However, there's a new favorite on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, wh For the seventh week, "Ana ...

  43. Scissor Sisters Slice Through Brit Awards

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three awards, Scissor Sisters were the big winners of the Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 9) at London's Earls Court. The show, branded "Brits25 with MasterCard," will be televised tomorrow on U.K. com With three awards, Scissor Sist ...

  44. Scissor Sisters Slice Through Brit Awards

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST N.Y.-based act picks up three honors. With three awards, Scissor Sisters were the big winners of the Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 9) at London's Earls Court. The show, branded "Brits25 with MasterCard," will be televised tomorrow on U. ...