James Blunt

  1. German Echo Music Awards: Avicii, Eminem, Depeche Mode Win Big

    March 27, 2014 9:14 PM EDT Experience trumped novelty at the 2014 Echo Music Awards, Germany's equivalent of the Grammys, with veteran rockers, some of which had their hey-day 30 years ago, beating up more up-and-coming artists. 80s synth-rockers Depeche Mode, 13-time ...

  2. U.K. 2013 Albums Sales Drop As Streaming, Singles Spike

    January 02, 2014 5:37 AM EST Robin Thicke’s "Blurred Lines," featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, and Daft Punk’s "Get Lucky," featuring Nile Rodgers and Williams, were the biggest-selling singles of 2013 in Britain. Overall singles sales for the year in t ...

  3. The Beatles, U2, Eminem, One Direction Contribute To 'Songs For The Philippines' Relief Album

    November 26, 2013 5:22 AM EST The recorded music industry is responding to the disastrous typhoon in the Philippines with a fundraising compilation which features the biggest names in the business. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, U2, Eminem, One Direction and Katy Perry are among the ...

  4. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' Grabs Top Spot in Britain, Eminem Monsters U.K. Singles Chart

    November 04, 2013 6:33 AM EST Arcade Fire have their second U.K. No. 1 album after “Reflektor” (Sonovox) debuted at the summit Nov. 3, outselling last week’s bestseller, Katy Perry’s “Prism” (Virgin/Universal), by more than two to one, according to the Official Charts Compan ...

  5. Katy Perry, Lorde Grab Top Spots on U.K. Sales Charts

    October 28, 2013 5:08 AM EDT Katy Perry’s “Prism” (Virgin/Universal) debuted at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 28) to become her second No. 1 on that survey. Her much-touted Virgin labelmate, 16-year-old New Zealand-born newcomer Lorde, became the youngest ...

  6. John Newman Tops Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney for U.K. Albums Chart Crown

    October 21, 2013 7:22 AM EDT A tumultuous battle for the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 20) resulted in a top five comprised entirely of new entries and victory for British vocalist John Newman. He beat off competition from Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney and others ...

  7. Miley Cyrus Achieves Rare U.K. Charts Double Has Top Album, Single

    October 14, 2013 9:21 AM EDT Miley Cyrus scored a double victory on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Oct. 13), debuting at No. 1 on the singles survey with “Wrecking Ball” and the album list with “Bangerz” (RCA/Sony). Cyrus is the first artist this year to top the flags ...

  8. Elton John Receives Inaugural Brits Icon Award

    September 04, 2013 2:38 AM EDT Rod Stewart on Monday night presented Elton John with the inaugural Brits Icon award during a gala event and concert here. The event, which ITV taped at the London Palladium for later this month, marked John's return to the stage after surg ...

  9. Publishing Briefs: Imagem Partners With Cutcraft, YouTube Signs Up More Publishers

    June 05, 2012 7:03 PM EDT Imagem Links With Cutcraft Music Group Imagem Music USA has signed a joint venture with the Cutcraft Music Group, which in turn has signed publishing deals with upcoming artists Chet Faker and V, also known as Veronica Bozeman, and writer/producer ...

  10. Alison Donald, Mark Terry Appointed Co-Presidents of Columbia Records U.K.

    April 26, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Alison Donald and Mark Terry are to replace outgoing Columbia Records U.K. managing director Mike Smith. Effective May 1, Donald and Terry will assume joint responsibility for the running of the label, reporting to Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Elton John Forms New Company: Rocket Music Entertainment Group

    June 30, 2011 4:28 PM EDT Elton John , who recently left Twenty-First Artists, the management company he co-founded in 1999, has formed a new music company called the Rocket Music Entertainment Group. The company "is set up to be an all-encompassing music company with ...

  13. James Blunt Checks In To Facebook Places

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter James Blunt is set to be the first major artist in the U.K. to embrace Facebook Places, the latest feature from the social networking site. The tool allows Facebook users to publish their current locations on the site via their m ...

  14. Enrique Iglesias Added To U.K. Armed Forces Concert Line Up

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Iglesias will join previously announced headliners Robbie Williams and James Blunt at a fundraising charity concert at Twickenham Stadium, Sept. 12, to be held in honor of the British Armed Forces. U.K. pop singer Alesha Dixon, Welsh class ...

  15. James Blunt Tops U.K. Decade Chart

    December 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST James Blunt's debut album "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) is the biggest U.K. seller of the decade, according to the Official Charts Company. Dido's debut "No Angel" (Arista/Sony Music Entertainment) is in second place on ...

  16. Lily Allen, Blur Managers Confirmed For MIDEM

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Todd Interland, who handles Lily Allen and James Blunt via London-based Twenty-First Artists, and Chris Morrison, manager for Blur and Gorillaz, are among the confirmed participants in the international manager summit at next year's MIDEM con ...

  17. Promoter China West Suspends Operations

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Shanghai-based China West Entertainment, which has promoted shows by Norah Jones, James Blunt and Kanye West in China, has suspended operations. Following a lengthy career as a promoter in the U.S, Steve Sybesma launched China West Entertainment i ...

  18. James Blunt Set To Guest Edit Paper

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British singer-songwriter James Blunt will guest edit the global section of Metro, a free newspaper, on Nov. 17. On that day, Blunt will work out of the paper's Rome office, under the tutelage of global editor Sakari Pitkänen. The artist will ...

  19. Bill Unveiled For 2nd London iTunes Fest

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The iTunes Festival: London returns this year, with the likes of James Blunt, Feeder, N.E.R.D., Pendulum and Chaka Khan confirmed to perform through the month of July. The 1,000-capacity Koko venue in Camden, north London will host the free perfor ...

  20. Perry Sues Warner Music Over Blunt Royalties

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S. songwriter and record producer Linda Perry is suing Warner Music Group for not turning over millions of dollars in royalties from the debut album of her protege, English singer James Blunt. Perry's California-based record company, Custar ...

  21. Qtrax's 'Major' Misstep

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Qtrax— the free, ad-supported, "legal" P2P service that launched at MIDEM today —apparently isn't as ready for prime time as it claims. The company claimed it had licensing agreements with all four major record labels, when in fact ...

  22. EMI Music Pub Promotes Morrell

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has promoted Declan Morrell to senior VP East Coast creative. He was the publisher's U.K. senior VP of A&R who signed songwriters like James Blunt, Take That, Bullet For My Valentine and Busted. Morrell will be respon ...

  23. Nichols Moves To Sanctuary For Management

    December 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Country act Joe Nichols has signed for exclusive management representation with Sanctuary Artist Management. The company also represents ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Tommy Lee, Elton John, the Who and James Blunt. Nichols was previously handled by John ...

  24. MySpace Launches 'Unplugged' Service

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST MySpace has begun selling exclusive "unplugged" music performances via a new service dubbed Transmissions. The new platform features videos of artist inteviews and performances in the MySpace studios, which the social network has the exc ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Country Queen Reba McEntire Nabs First No. 1 Album

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire achieves her first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as her "Reba Duets" set enters atop the tally ... Selling 301,000, the star-studded collaborations album also gives the country queen her best sales week since Nielsen Sou ...

  27. Plugged And Unplugged

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: There's been an awful lot of hype around Lala.com, the CD-trading service turned online radio and digital download provider. The company backed off its go-big-or-go-home launch when it couldn't get all the major labels onboard r ...

  28. James Blunt Album To Be Sold Via MySpace

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group will sell the new James Blunt album "All the Lost Souls" on MySpace. And while it's not DRM-free, it will work with the iPod. WMG is tapping LaLa, which is creating a sales widget that will sell the album for $9.9 ...

  29. Deftones, Zero 7, Lil' Boosie Back Virgin Initiative

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Virgin Mobile's RE*Generation social initiative focusing on at-risk youth and homeless teens gained the support of artists the Deftones, Lil' Boosie and Zero 7, who have agreed to donate the royalties of their ringtone sales on the Virgi ...

  30. Dixie Chicks Soar, Blige, Chili Peppers Win Big At Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers reasserted their rock dominance at the 49th Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 11) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Chicks ...

  31. High School Musical Not Ranked In Top 5 Downloads

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST The High School Musical soundtrack may be the top-selling album of 2006 in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, but among iTunes downloaders the, recording from the hit Disney made-for-TV movie didn't even make the top 5. In a r ...

  32. Mary J. Blige Tops Grammy Nods

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mary J. Blige led the nominations the 49th annual Grammy awards, which were announced today (Dec. 7) in Los Angeles. The R&B singer was recognized in eight categories, including song of the year and best R&B album for "The Breakthroug ...

  33. James Blunt Song Tops Bereavement List

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Goodbye My Lover' most played song at funerals in 2006. “Goodbye My Lover," the hit single by best-selling British act James Blunt (Atlantic Records), is the song that knocks them dead at most U.K. funerals in 2006, according to a ...

  34. Dixie Chicks Retain Lead On Billboard 200

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a slow week for new album releases, the Dixie Chicks are queens of The Billboard 200 for a second week straight with "Taking the Long Way." Despite a slip of 48% in sales at 271,000 copies, accordi In a slow week for new album release ...

  35. Report: New Acts Boost U.K. Q1 Sales

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Releases from newcomers Arctic Monkeys, James Blunt and Corinne Bailey Rae helped push first quarter artist CD album sales in the United Kingdom to a record 27.9 million units, according to sales figu Releases from newcomers Arctic Monkeys, James ...

  36. Robbie, Blunt Pass 5M European Shipments

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English singers Robbie Williams and James Blunt both achieved five-times Platinum Europe certification in March with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis) and "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) respectively, accordin English singers Robbie Wil ...

  37. Robbie, Blunt Pass 5M European Shipments

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English singers Robbie Williams and James Blunt both achieved five-times Platinum Europe certification in March with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis) and "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) respectively, accordin English singers Robbie Wil ...

  38. Blunt, Madonna Rule European Charts

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International posts an impressive week on the pan-European charts. The major again has the top two titles on European Top 100 Albums, with Atlantic's James Blunt and Warner Bros.' Madonna Warner Music International posts an ...

  39. James Blunt Soars To No. 1 On Hot 100

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the single "You're Beautiful." Blunt becomes the first British artist to reach the summit since Elton John achieved t U.K. singer/songwriter James Bl ...

  40. My Chemical Romance, Blunt Up For MTV Asia Awards

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alternative rock outfit My Chemical Romance and British singer-songwriter James Blunt are among the multiple nominees unveiled for the fifth annual MTV Asia Awards, to be held in Bangkok on May 6. Alternative rock outfit My Chemical Romance and Br ...

  41. Blunt Retains European Chart Crown

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST For the third straight week, the top four titles on European Top 100 Albums are unchanged, with James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) at No. 1 for a sixth consecutive and seventh aggregate week. I For the third straight week, th ...

  42. Blunt Retains European Chart Crown

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST For the third straight week, the top four titles on European Top 100 Albums are unchanged, with James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) at No. 1 for a sixth consecutive and seventh aggregate week. I For the third straight week, th ...

  43. Blunt Stays Out Front In Europe

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST In an unchanged top five on European Top 100 Albums, James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) retains the No. 1 position. Although it falls 1-2 in Germany, "Bedlam" is up again 3-2 in the United King In an unchanged top f ...

  44. Blunt Stays Out Front In Europe

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST In an unchanged top five on European Top 100 Albums, James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) retains the No. 1 position. Although it falls 1-2 in Germany, "Bedlam" is up again 3-2 in the United King In an unchanged top f ...

  45. Kaiser Chiefs Dominate BRIT Awards

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held tonight (Feb. 15) at London's Earls Court. The alternative rock outfit took home British live act, British group and Briti Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to ...

  46. Kaiser Chiefs Dominate BRIT Awards

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held tonight (Feb. 15) at London's Earls Court. The Leeds-England alternative rock outfit won three at the U.K. industry's show Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophi ...

  47. 2006 BRIT Awards Roundtable

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST On the eve of the nationally televised annual show, Billboard invited label and management executives to join contributing editor Paul Sexton and BRIT Awards organizing committee chairman Peter Jamies The 2006 BRIT Awards, sponsored by credit comp ...

  48. Robbie, Blunt Register Platinum Europe Milestones

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST albums certified in January. Albums by British pop stars Robbie Williams and James Blunt each arrived at the four million shipments milestone during January, according to Platinum Europe certifications issued today (Feb. 13) by the IFPI. Willia ...

  49. Robbie, Blunt Register Platinum Europe Milestones

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Albums by British pop stars Robbie Williams and James Blunt each arrived at the four million shipments milestone during January, according to Platinum Europe certifications issued today (Feb. 13) by t Albums by British pop stars Robbie Williams an ...

  50. Blunt Maintains Euro Albums Chart Domination

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic), his countrymen Arctic Monkeys are chasing his chart crown. While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedla ...

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