Life in Cartoon Motion

  1. The 'Origin' of Mika

    October 15, 2012 7:14 AM EDT Electro-pop act Mika enjoys global fame and solid record sales-now, if he could just get on the radio. ''I don't necessarily fit into a particular box," London-based singer/songwriter Mika says. "I stand in this weird bo ...

  2. Mika Gets 'Golden' On New Album

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Mika is set to release his anticipated sophomore album "We Are Golden" through Casablanca/Island Records worldwide Sept. 21, with the U.S. following on Sept. 22. The album will be preceded with the worldwide digital release ...

  3. Mika Unveils New Songs In London

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop artist Mika unveiled new material at an intimate, acoustic gig at London's Sadler's Wells theater last night (June 8). The singer, whose "Life in Cartoon Motion" (Island) debut album has sold 1.6 million copies in the ...

  4. Mika Gets To Work On Sophomore Album

    May 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mika is making headway with the follow-up album to his mega-hit debut, "Life in Cartoon Motion," Billboard.biz can reveal. Mika caught up with Billboard.biz Thursday afternoon during the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards ceremony, where he ...

  5. R.E.M. Accelerates To Euro Chart Zenith

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s "Accelerate" (Warner Bros.) gives the band a winning return to European Top 100 Albums, debuting at No. 1 as Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) snags a fifth week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Single ...

  6. Winehouse Notches Up 13th Week At Euro Chart Peak

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Back To Black" (Universal Island) gives Amy Winehouse a 13th aggregate and sixth consecutive week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) starts its fourth week atop Eurocha ...

  7. Winehouse Doubles Up On Euro Chart

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's "as you were" on Billboard's pan-European charts this week, as Amy Winehouse secures a second consecutive and ninth aggregate week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Black" (Universal Island) wh ...

  8. 'Thriller' Reissue Bows At No. 1 In Europe

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's augmented 25th anniversary reissue of "Thriller" (Legacy/Epic) enters in pole position on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart. Meanwhile on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackg ...

  9. Johnson's 'Sleep' Awakens European Albums Chart

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson makes a winning start across Europe with his new release "Sleep Across The Static" (Brushfire/Universal Island), debuting at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums as he does on the new Billboard 200. "Apologize" (Mosley ...

  10. Winehouse's Euro Chart Streak Continues

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse starts her seventh consecutive week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey with "Back To Black" (Universal Island), as "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents One Republic m ...

  11. Amy, Timbaland Continue Euro Chart Runs

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST The bestsellers on Billboard's Europe-wide charts extend their reigns by another week. Amy Winehouse heads European Top 100 Albums for a sixth week and "Apologize" (Mosley/Blackground/Interscope) by Timbaland presents One Republic s ...

  12. Winehouse Retains Euro Chart Crown

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse continues to top Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey, as "Back To Black" (Universal Island) holds at No. 1 for a fifth week ahead of Radiohead's "In Rainbows" (XL Recordings). "Apologize" ...

  13. Winehouse 'Back' To Euro Summit

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST She may have been pictured in the U.K. press this week with a brand new blond hair color, but it's "Back To Black" (Universal Island) which gives Amy Winehouse a fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while the ...

  14. Pop Acts Score Big At BRIT Nominations

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Pop acts dominate this year's BRIT Awards nominations, with Leona Lewis, Mika and Take That each up for four awards. Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson and Kate Nash each scored three nominations. Take That, who made a successful come ...

  15. Winehouse Keeps Radiohead Off Euro Summit

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse repels the Radiohead incursion on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums, retaining the No. 1 spot for a third week with "Back to Black" (Universal Island) and restricting the physical edition of "In Rainbows" ( ...

  16. Radiohead Scores Fifth U.K. No. 1 Album

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead made their expected arrival at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Jan. 6) with "In Rainbows," released in the U.K. and internationally Dec. 31 on XL Recordings. "X-Factor" winner Leon Jackson snagged a third ...

  17. 'In Rainbows' Looms For U.K. No. 1

    January 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Radiohead's "In Rainbows" is on track to make a No. 1 start on the first Official U.K. Albums chart of 2008. The set, Radiohead's first release through XL Recordings, is likely to sell about 50,000 copies by the end of what is ...

  18. Bruce's European 'Magic' Spell Continues

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" (Columbia) moves into a third week at the summit of European Top 100 Albums, while Illinois pop-rock band Plain White T's is celebrating its slow ascent to the top of Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. Its & ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Blunt, 50 Cent Rule Eurocharts

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT James Blunt withstands the challenge of Foo Fighters to start a second week atop European Top 100 Albums with his sophomore Atlantic set "All the Lost Souls" (Custard/Atlantic). But he loses the lead on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles to " ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. European Charts Favor 50 Cent Over Kanye

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kanye West may have trounced 50 Cent in the battle of the heavyweight rappers on The Billboard 200, and indeed in the United Kingdom, but across Europe as a whole the tables are turned. Cent's "Curtis" (Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope) ...

  23. Mika Maintains 'Motion' At Euro Chart Zenith

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) enjoys a fifth week at No. 1 on Billboard's new European Top 100 Albums listing, while Timbaland's "The Way I Are" (Interscope) featuring DOE and Keri ...

  24. Timbaland Ends Rihanna's Euro Chart Reign

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" album (Casablanca/Universal Island) holds top place on Billboard's composite European Top 100 Albums survey for a fourth week. But Rihanna's 11-week run at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles ...

  25. Mika, Rihanna Continue Euro Charts Domination

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" album (Casablanca/Universal Island) and Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z both keep their places atop Billboard's composite European sales charts. The Mika set leads E ...

  26. Mika, Rihanna Unmoved From European Top Slots

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) marks six months on European Top 100 Albums by securing a second week at No. 1. Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z continues its lengthy reign ...

  27. Mika's 'Motion' Moves To No. 1 In Europe

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Almost six months after its first appearance on European Top 100 Albums, Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) hits No. 1 for the first time. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring ...

  28. Furtado, Rihanna Unmoved From European Chart Zenith

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) retains top place on European Top 100 Albums, notching up its tenth aggregate week at No. 1. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z leads Eurochart Hot 100 Si ...

  29. Viva La France in Latest Platinum Europe Awards

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French repertoire made significant inroads in this year's second quarter of the IFPI Platinum Europe Awards. It is led by "Les Choristes" (Universal), the soundtrack of the 2004 hit movie, which has shipped more than two million uni ...

  30. Rihanna, Bon Jovi Unmoved From Euro Chart Peaks

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi and Rihanna extend their winning runs at the top of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, published today. The long-running rock band's "Lost Highway" (Universal Island) gets a third week at the helm of European Top 1 ...

  31. Bublé's 'Irresponsible' Retains Euro Chart Crown

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Michael Bublé snags a second week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart with "Call Me Irresponsible" (Reprise). Bublé's album spends a second week at the top of the Italian and Dutch charts, and climbs 3-2 in Austria. ...

  32. Furtado, Lavigne Grab Top Spots In Europe

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's no change at the helm of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey, as Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) starts a fifth consecutive week at No. 1, and seventh overall. But there's a new leader on Euroch ...

  33. Furtado, Timberlake Stay On Top In Europe

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) leads the new European Top 100 Albums survey for a fourth consecutive week, and the sixth since it first topped the composite chart in mid-January. Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Aro ...

  34. McGraw Leads Seven Top 10 Debuts On The Billboard 200

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw's "Let It Go" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in a week with seven releases that debut in the top 10. The Curb effort sold 325,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, giving the country superst ...

  35. Tim McGraw Leads Busy Week On Billboard 200

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw notches his fourth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Let It Go" bows with 325,000 ... He's just one of seven debuts in the top 10 of the chart, which also greets new entries from Mims, Young Buck, Good Charlotte, Elton ...

  36. Furtado, Stefani Rule Euro Charts

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal-signed female artists again rule the pan-European sales charts, as Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) leads European Top 100 Albums for a fourth non-consecutive week and "The Sweet Escape" (Interscope) by Gw ...

  37. When Cupid Meets Grammy

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a week that saw both the Grammy Awards and the Valentine's Day holiday occur, The Billboard 200 gets all shook up. Big Grammy winners like Dixie Chicks fly (moving 72-8 with a 714% increase) while any album that seemed like an appropriate ...

  38. Norah Continues Euro Chart Supremacy

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones starts a second week atop European Top 100 Albums with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone), ruling the composite listing ahead of Madonna's "The Confessions Tour" (Warner Bros.), which holds at No. 2. Nelly F ...

  39. Bruni, Aguilera Secure European Chart No. 1s

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST There are new titles atop both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Italian singer Carla Bruni's "No Promises" (Naive) starts at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums and Christina Aguilera's "Hurt" (RCA/Sony ...

  40. Newcomer Mika To 'Grace' U.K. Top 10

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hotly-tipped U.K.-based newcomer Mika is starting to convert his positive column inches into record sales, at least in the digital arena. Mid-week sales data indicates that the Monday (Jan. 8) release of Mika's debut single "Grace Kelly& ...