Mika

  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. Boyzone, Lady Gaga Top U.K. Charts

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Irish pop band Boyzone's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal) returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday, as Lady Gaga's "Telephone" (Interscope/Universal), featuring Beyoncé, started a second week atop the single ...

  3. Publishing Briefs: Dave Grohl, Warner/Chapell, Greg Wells, Kobalt Music

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Warner/Chappell Music has signed a worldwide administration agreement with Dave Grohl to oversee the publishing rights for the first four records by Grohl's Foo Fighters . Warner/Chappell Music will also administer Grohl's interest in ...

  4. U.K. Haiti Benefit Single Debuts At No. 1

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment's star-packed charity cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," rush-released under the name Helping Haiti to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake, stormed to No. 1 on the new U.K. sing ...

  5. Simon Cowell's Haiti Single Out Feb. 7

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST The cover of REM's "Everybody Hurts," organized by Simon Cowell to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, will be released Feb. 7. The BBC reports that the song features Robbie Williams, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Kyli ...

  6. Madonna's 'Celebration' Tops Euro Chart

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Celebration" (Warner Bros.) overtakes Muse's "The Resistance" (Helium 3/Warner Music) to debut at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey. There's a fourth week as the European Hot 1 ...

  7. Madonna's U.K. Chart 'Celebration'

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna matched Elvis Presley's U.K. record for a solo act as her "Celebration" retrospective (Warner Bros.) debuted at No. 1 yesterday (Sunday). Taio Cruz started a second week atop the singles chart with "Break Your Heart&quo ...

  8. Music Industry Trusts' Award For Jonathan Ross

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster Jonathan Ross has been named as the recipient of the Music Industry Trusts' Award for 2009. In recognition of services to music broadcasting, the honor will be presented to Ross at London's Grosvenor House on Nov. 2. Mor ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Island Execs Step Up, Gatfield Switches To EMI

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has confirmed that Island Records executives Darcus Beese and Ted Cockle have been appointed co-presidents of the group. As reported on Billboard.biz yesterday (April 15), the pair will replace the label's current preside ...

  12. Names Added To MTV EMA Bill

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Nov. 1 MTV Europe Music Awards' artist line-up is taking shape. Will.i.am and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger will perform together on Munich's OlympiaHalle stage for the music TV broadcaster's flagship European awards event, o ...

  13. Timberlake Up For 4 MTV EMAs

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With four nominations, Justin Timberlake grabs pole position heading into the 14th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, to be held Nov. 1 at the Munich OlympiaHalle. The former *NSYNC singer, who hosted the 2006 MTV EMAs in Copenhagen, is in the runnin ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Vivendi Reports H1 Sales Rise, UMG Declines

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi has reported a strong first half, with sales up 6.4% to €9.610 billion ($13.14 billion). But business was not quite as rosy at the French media conglomerate's Universal Music Group, where revenues were €2.095 billion ($2.86 billion), ...

  19. McCartney Signs Up For iTunes Festival

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney is the latest big name to join the line-up for the new iTunes Festival, being launched July 1 by Apple's European arm. He will be playing on July 5 at the festival's London-based 350-capacity venue, the Institute of Co ...

  20. Scissor Sisters, Kaiser Chiefs Rule Italia Wave Bill

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Scissor Sisters, Kaiser Chiefs and Mika are included in the line-up for the Italia Wave Love Festival, which will be held in Florence from July 17 to 22. Italian acts include Carmen Consoli, Vinicio Capossela, Avion Travel and Casino Royale. T ...

  21. V Festival Adds Five Stars

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Australian garage rockers Jet, American singer/songwriter Willy Mason and actor Juliette Lewis' act Juliette and the Licks have been added to the line up for the 12th annual V festival. British urban artists Lemar and Just Jack are also among ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Norah Extends Euro Albums Chart Run

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST For the fifth consecutive week, Norah Jones is No. 1 on Billboard's composite European Top 100 Albums survey with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone). The album retains top spot in the Belgian region of Flanders and, although it d ...