Lily Allen

  1. Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

    June 27, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Go ...

  2. Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’ Bows At No. 1 In U.K.

    May 19, 2014 5:08 AM EDT Michael Jackson’s “Xscape” (MJJ/Epic/Sony Music) debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (May 18), as Rita Ora’s “I Will Never Let You Down” (Roc Nation/Universal) opened at the singles summit. Sony’s previous posthumous Jackson collect ...

  3. Lily Allen’s 'Sheezus,' Mr. Probz' 'Waves' Ride to No. 1 on U.K. Sales Charts

    May 12, 2014 8:30 AM EDT British pop favorite Lily Allen’s “Sheezus” (Parlophone/Warner Music) has become her second U.K. No. 1 album. The Official Charts Company’s new sales data, published Sunday (May 11), also showed Dutch hip-hop star Mr. Probz reclaiming the singles ...

  4. Chart Moves: Jake Bugg's 'American Idol' Performance Leads to 551% Sales Gain, Celtic Woman Collects 10th No. 1

    March 06, 2014 8:33 PM EST This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, ScHoolboy Q nabbed his first No. 1 with "Oxymoron," while the top 10 welcomed a total of six debuts. That's the most arrivals in the top 10 since last November. Outside the very busy top ...

  5. Atlantic's Camille Hackney Talks Warner Music's Global Brand Partnerships Council, Bruno And Olympics (Q&A)

    February 07, 2014 4:05 PM EST Camille Hackney has already had a very busy 2014. As exec VP-brand partnerships and commercial licensing at Atlantic Records, she’s been the first point of contact for brands and artists at events like CES, the Grammys and this past weekend’s Supe ...

  6. 'X Factor' Winner Sam Bailey Unwraps Coveted U.K. Christmas No. 1 with 'Skyscraper'

    December 23, 2013 1:58 AM EST Sam Bailey, the 36-year-old former prison officer who won last weekend’s final of “The X Factor,” has claimed the U.K.’s prestigious Christmas No. 1 single with her cover of Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” (Syco Music/Sony). Robbie Williams’ “Swings Bo ...

  7. Coldplay, David Guetta Go To Atlantic Records; Radiohead & Pink Floyd Catalogs, Kylie Minogue, Damon Albarn To Warner Bros: WMG’s US Plans for Parlophone (Exclusive)

    December 18, 2013 10:01 AM EST Warner Music Group has finalized the integration of Parlophone’s roster into its U.S. label structure following the acquisition of the record imprint from Universal Music Group for £487 million (about $765 million) earlier this year, Billboard ...

  8. Robbie Williams 'Swings' Back to No. 1 in U.K., Lily Allen Continues Streak Atop Singles Chart

    December 16, 2013 4:17 AM EST In the last charts before this week’s sales battle for the U.K.’s prestigious Christmas No. 1s, Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) moved back to the top of the album survey and Lily Allen’s “Somewhere Only We Know” (Parlophone/ ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Robbie Williams 'Swings' To No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart, Equals Elvis' Record

    November 25, 2013 4:36 AM EST Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) has become the 1,000th No. 1 in the history of the U.K. chart. The set sold close to 109,000 copies to take the honor, as Lily Allen’s cover of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” (Parlophone/War ...

  11. Lady Gaga’s 'ARTPOP' Has No. 1 UK Album, Martin Garrix Has Top Single

    November 18, 2013 4:34 AM EST Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” (Interscope/Universal) became her third U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (Nov. 17), as 17-year-old, Dutch-born Martin Garrix became the second DJ in a row, after Storm Queen, to debut at the singles chart summit, with “Animals” (Posi ...

  12. 'X Factor' Singer Jahmene Douglas Bows At No. 1 in U.K., ‘Now’ Comp Shifts 300,000 Copies

    July 29, 2013 6:44 AM EDT “Now That’s What I Call Music! 85” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) has smashed the series’ own record for the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of 2013, previously held by its “Now 84” predecessor. As the Official Charts Company’s latest sales ...

  13. Imagem That! Meet An Unlikely U.S. Publishing Power Player

    November 19, 2012 12:54 PM EST Richard Stumpf has been a man on a mission since arriving at Imagem with the mandate to lead the Dutch-owned company into the U.S. pop/rock marketplace. As part of that mission, Stumpf, who serves as president of Imagem Music USA, has been worki ...

  14. Kelly Clarkson Talks Next Album, 'Good Changes' at RCA, Downside to 'Duets'

    September 05, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Kelly Clarkson (center) flanked by National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell (left) and fellow NFL Anthems Artist Travie McCoy at the Pepsi NFL Anthems Kickoff Eve event in New York. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision for Hard Rock Inter ...

  15. 10 Hits You Didn't Know Were Jingles

    July 25, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Since their heyday in TV and radio advertising of the '50s and '60s, songs written for commercials have had a resurgence in recent years but in a different form. Instead of the 30-second songs you'd hear during commercials, the mode ...

  16. Perez Hilton on His New Gym-Ready Compilation, Failed 2009 Tour, Gold & Platinum Discs

    June 28, 2012 9:17 AM EDT Perez Hilton's "Liston to This" section of his website where he recommends new music. Say what you will about the lightning-rod that is celebrity blogger Perez Hilton (nee Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr.), the fact is the man lives fo ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. BlueBeat.com to Pay EMI Nearly $1 Million for Illegally Selling Beatles Hits

    March 29, 2011 8:10 AM EDT A website that sold Beatles songs online for 25 cents apiece before they became legally available has agreed to pay record companies nearly $1 million to settle a federal lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker signed off on the settl ...

  19. Pink!, Owl City Top Australia's Radio Airplay List

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Pink! is officially the most popular artist on Australian radio, again. For the fourth successive year, the U.S. pop star has topped the "Most Played Artist Report," published Wednesday by the Phonographic Performance Company of Australi ...

  20. Lily Allen Wins Damages From Soccer Magazine

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lily Allen accepted damages on Thursday (Oct. 7) from the publisher of a French soccer magazine over allegations that she had made offensive remarks about David and Victoria Beckham and Cheryl and Ashley Cole. Her lawyer Mark Thomson told the High ...

  21. EMI Ups Roger Faxon To Group CEO

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roger Faxon , chairman and chief executive of EMI Music Publishing since 2007, has now been put in charge of the recorded music division, too. EMI announced the appointment today as part of an overhaul of the management structure "to enable t ...

  22. Lily Allen Wins Three 'Ivors'

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A tearful Lily Allen won three Ivor Novello Awards at the ceremony for British songwriters in London - and said she now plans to focus on writing for other artists. There were also awards for alt-rock act Bat For Lashes , singer songwriter Paolo N ...

  23. Lady Gaga, Lily Allen Boost U.K. Pop Sales

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Albums by Lady Gaga, Paolo Nutini, Lily Allen and Robbie Williams helped pop claim its biggest share of U.K album sales last year since 2003. The figures from labels trade body the BPI showed that the genre accounted for 29% of album sales in 2009 ...

  24. Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal Up For Ivor Novello Awards

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen and rapper Dizzee Rascal have each scored two nominations for the 55th Ivor Novello Awards . The award for British songwriters and composers take place at London's Grosvenor House on May 20. Allen and co-writer Greg Ku ...

  25. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine, Dizzee Rascal, Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organized by trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 fro ...

  26. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle. U.K. acts Florence and the Machine, Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Are ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Muse, Lily Allen, Kasabian Collect Q Awards

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Muse, Lily Allen and Kasabian all walked away with Q awards at the annual ceremony organized by the U.K.-based monthly music magazine. Held today (Oct. 26) at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, Allen won the best track award for "The Fear&q ...

  29. Muse, Lily Allen In Australasia's Big Day Out Line-Up

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British alternative rock trio Muse, pop artist Lily Allen and returning local heroes Powderfinger are booked to play the 2010 Big Day Out festival tour of Australasia. Others confirmed by organizers today (Sept. 29) for the line-up include British ...

  30. Artists Back Lily, Call For Three-Strikes Law

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After a three-hour meeting in London called by the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), the artist community has reached an agreed position on tackling illegal file-sharing that would result in technical sanctions against persistent infringers. It fo ...

  31. Artist Divisions Ahead Of Urgent P2P Talks

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Artist manager Colin Lester has hit out at the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) over what he sees as the organization's "misguided views" on file-sharing, ahead of a crunch meeting to be held by the FAC on the issue. The government ...

  32. Elton John Joins File-Sharing Debate

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sir Elton John has added his voice to the debate among artists over the impact of file-sharing in the U.K. The veteran artist has echoed the views of pop artist Lily Allen, who accused musicians from the Featured Artists Coalition of ignoring the ...

  33. FAC Responds To Lily Allen-Inspired P2P Debate

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After U.K. pop act Lily Allen hit out at "really rich and successful rock stars" who questioned the government's proposals to tackle illegal file-sharing, the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) has responded to her comments. The singe ...

  34. Lily Allen Lashes Out At File-Sharers

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen has written a lengthy diatribe against illegal file-sharing, prompted by some "really rich and successful artists" who publicly stated that P2P users should not have their Internet connections cut. Musicians inclu ...

  35. Bebel Gilberto Goes 'All In' With Verve

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Time spent in Jamaica, a new marriage and a deal with Verve are the driving factors for Brazilian vocalist Bebel Gilberto's fourth record, "All In One." The twelve song set - due September 29 - features a host of different producers ...

  36. Ladyhawke Among New U.K. V Fest Acts

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand-born pop singer Ladyhawke joins Lightning Seeds and Danish act Alphabeat as the latest additions to the U.K.'s 2009 V Festival. Held simultaneously in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire over the weekend of Aug ...

  37. Benicassim Fest Hit By Hurricane-Force Winds

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The FIB Heineken festival at Benicassim, the most international music event in Spain, was suspended for part of its four-day run because of hurricane-force winds. Headline act Kings of Leon was unable to perform. As well as the adverse weather, th ...

  38. Amazon U.K. Pricing Mishap

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. Amazon service, Amazon.co.uk, has confirmed that a "pricing error" resulted in hit albums being sold for just 29p (47 cents). Although Amazon.co.uk has aggressively priced its new MP3 store, with albums as low as £3 ($4.88), the ...

  39. Global Rights Deal For BBC's 'Big Weekend'

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BBC Worldwide Music, a division of the publicly funded U.K. broadcaster's commercial arm, has secured international television distribution rights for national Top 40 station Radio 1's 'Big Weekend' event. It will offer interna ...

  40. Lily Allen Adds U.K. Dates

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lily Allen has added five new dates to her forthcoming U.K. tour due to public demand. The new dates include a third night at London's 5,000-capacity O2 Academy Brixton on Dec. 15, as well as shows at Liverpool Echo Arena (Dec. 9), Nottingham ...

  41. Lily Allen Lined Up For Somerset House Shows

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Soul diva Grace Jones and U.K. pop act Lily Allen are among the first acts announced to play at this year's open-air concert Summer Series at London's Somerset House. The series kicks off with Jones on July 9, followed by Allen on July 1 ...

  42. 'Big Weekend' For Lily Allen, Snow Patrol

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lily Allen, Snow Patrol and Kasabian will headline U.K. national top 40 station BBC Radio 1's "Big Weekend" festival in Swindon on May 9 and 10. The free music event has a line-up of more than 50 U.K. and international artists. Othe ...

  43. Lily Allen Joins Spanish Fest Line-Up

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop singer Lily Allen, Scottish alt-rock act Glasvegas, reformed British post-punk band Magazine and indie-pop act Mystery Jets have been added to the line-up of the four-day FIB (Festival Internacional de Benicàssim) Heineken 09 summer festi ...

  44. Grammy Awards And Valentine's Day Warm Up The Chart

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Though obviously the big sales drivers on the Billboard 200 this week are the Feb. 8 Grammy Awards and shopping encouraged by the Feb. 14 Valentine's Day holiday, a familiar face returns to No. 1 -- Taylor Swift . . . The chart's top two ...

  45. Discount Price For Allen Sophomore Set

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop singer Lily Allen's new album will be sold for just $3.99 to download at Amazon.com and MySpace Music. Allen will also promote "It's Not Me, It's You" (Capitol) at free MySpace Music Secret Shows in London, Tokyo ...

  46. Lily Allen, Bruce Springsteen Crown U.K. Charts

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Lily Allen and Bruce Springsteen were the new champions on the U.K. singles and album charts yesterday (Feb. 1). Allen's "The Fear" (Regal/Parlophone/EMI) debuted atop the singles chart, while Springsteen's "Working on a D ...

  47. Lily Allen Confirms Live Comeback

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop star Lily Allen will play a one-off show at London's Koko on Jan. 28, two days after the release of her new single "The Fear." It will be the first gig Allen has performed in over two years and also the first preview of mat ...

  48. Lily Allen Confused Over Album Delay

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop star Lily Allen has expressed confusion over the release of her sophomore set amid the current changes at EMI. The follow-up to her 2006 album “Alright, Still” (Regal/Parlophone) is due at some point in the fourth quarter or early next ye ...

  49. Lily Allen Admits To Take That 'Rip Off'

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Lily Allen has rejected a new track for her sophomore release because of its resemblance to a hit by revived boy band Take That. However, the U.K. pop vocalist has made "Who'd Of Known" available on her MySpace page. She writes on h ...

  50. Verve To Play Summer Eden Sessions

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Verve is the first headliner confirmed for the Eden Sessions on June 27, to be staged in the unique confines of the Eden Project eco-tourism site in Cornwall, south west England. The reunited British alternative rock act joins a swelling list ...

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