Mylo Xyloto

  1. Pop Leads U.K. Album Sales for Second Year Running

    January 14, 2013 2:30 PM EST Big-selling albums from Emeli Sandé, Adele, Ed Sheeran and One Direction ensured that pop remained the most-popular genre in the United Kingdom in 2012, according to new figures released by the Official Charts Company (OCC) and British labels trad ...

  2. The Year In Rock 2012: fun., Gotye, Mumford & Sons Headline Banner Year

    December 14, 2012 8:14 AM EST fun. is Billboard's Top Rock Artist of 2012, the Black Keys claim the year's top title on the Rock Songs chart and Mumford & Sons boast the No. 1 Rock Album for a second straight year, a year in which rock enjoyed impressive pop cros ...

  3. Grammy Predictions 2012: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 05, 2012 3:00 PM EST On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night," which means that there are only a few more hours t ...

  4. 600,000: Mumford & Sons

    October 08, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Sound the banjos! A look at how Mumford & Sons' unique touring strategy and three years of hard road work paid off. "That was quite a sunset!" Marcus Mumford, clutching an acoustic guitar against his white button-up and olive- ...

  5. Coldplay and 'Princess' Rihanna Rally On Social 50 Chart

    June 14, 2012 9:03 PM EDT Coldplay made some significant strides in the online world this week as the group's newest video for its hit song "Princess of China" (featuring Rihanna) was released on June 2. That causes the rock band to make a big jump on Billbo ...

  6. Gary Barlow Tops UK Album and Singles Chart

    June 11, 2012 7:52 AM EDT Take That member Gary Barlow confirmed his expected double victory on the new U.K. sales charts on Sunday (10). His Diamond Jubilee-inspired "Sing" project with the Commonwealth Band on Decca/Universal secured a second week atop the albu ...

  7. Chart Moves: Coldplay's 'American Idol' Gain; 'Avengers' Soundtrack Debuts; Jackie Evancho Returns to No. 1

    May 10, 2012 9:29 PM EDT The Billboard 200: As reported earlier this week, Carrie Underwood claimed her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Blown Away." The effort, her fourth release overall, debuted atop the list with 267,000 copies sold, accord ...

  8. Spotify's Ken Parks @ SXSW Panel: No Reason Why Music Biz Can't be 'Multiples of Size' Larger

    March 13, 2012 8:19 PM EDT Left to right: Billboard editorial director Bill Werde and Spotify chief content officer Ken Parks. (Photo credit: Glenn Peoples) No other digital music company -- perhaps with the exception of Apple -- has been so closely covered in the last two ...

  9. Google Play, Amazon Selling Select Digital Albums for 25 Cents

    March 09, 2012 4:15 PM EST Lady Gaga might finally stop getting flack for the infamous 99 cent Amazon sale of her "Born This Way" LP last year. Both AmazonMP3 and Google Play have seemingly set a new low for album pirces, listing digital albums like Lady Antebellu ...

  10. Grammy Sales Bumps: Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Coldplay Among 20 Grammy-Related Titles in Top 50

    February 15, 2012 6:46 PM EST Justin Vernon of Bon Iver whose two Grammy nodes helped his album sell 12,000 units, up 105% from the week before. (Getty Images) While Nielsen SoundScan's tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday night, Feb. 12 -- the same day ...

  11. Rob Wells, Universal Music's Global Digital Prez: 'The Idea That Spotify Cannibalizes Sales is Bogus'

    January 24, 2012 12:07 PM EST Coldplay, the Black Keys and Adele may strongly disagree, but making your repertoire available on streaming services does not cannibalize record sales. At least that's the verdict of Rob Wells, president of Universal Music Group's global ...

  12. Adele Helps UK Pop Music Sales Reach 11-Year High, Rock Sales Drop

    January 17, 2012 11:20 AM EST Big-selling albums by Adele, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga helped push pop sales in the United Kingdom to their highest level in over a decade, according to figures released by British labels body the BPI and the Official Charts Company (OCC) . Adele&# ...

  13. Morning Heds: Spotify Says Bye to Free, Sony Goes iOS, Beatles Songs Sold

    January 12, 2012 6:11 AM EST Spotify no longer free for early US subscribers Music Week Early Spotify adopters in the US will see their no-strings, unlimited streaming experience cease next week when their promotional period comes to an end. Why Rhapsody Is (Probably) Bigger ...

  14. U.K.'s 2011 Digital Growth Fails To Offset Falling Music Sales (Again)

    January 03, 2012 9:15 AM EST Strong growth in digital and a record breaking year for singles was not enough to offset a further annual decline in total U.K. music sales, according to year-end figures released by the Official Charts Company (OCC) and British labels trade body ...

  15. Coldplay Tops U.K. Charts Again

    January 02, 2012 7:01 PM EST New Year's Day 2012 brought a new U.K. No. 1 for Coldplay with "Paradise" and a return to the album chart summit for Ed Sheeran's debut album "+." The Coldplay single first charted in early November, debuting and appa ...

  16. Australian Retailer JB Hi-Fi Launches Beta Version of 'Now' Streaming Service

    December 15, 2011 11:09 AM EST Australia's leading music retailer JB Hi-Fi has taken a leap into digital music with the beta launch of its Now streaming music service . The month-long trial started this week and means JB has almost certainly beaten Spotify to the punch. Mo ...

  17. The Year in Rock: Who's the New Kid?

    December 09, 2011 10:20 AM EST The fragmented genre of rock has morphed into one side of a hyphenate, paired with every other genre under the sun as to say, "this music has guitars." The industry, too, plays its hand in the over-categorization of rock, from the Grammy ...

  18. Black Keys Withold New 'El Camino' LP From Spotify, Other Streaming Services

    December 08, 2011 1:00 PM EST Many artists have doubts about music-streaming services, largely due to the fear that companies like Spotify and Rhapsody detract from already declining music sales. The Black Keys are the latest addition to that group: their recently released &qu ...

  19. Rihanna, Susan Boyle Top U.K. Charts

    November 14, 2011 9:47 AM EST Susan Boyle's "Someone To Watch Over Me" became her third straight U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Nov. 13). The Official Charts Company's new data also showed "We Found Love," by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, returnin ...

  20. Coldplay, Adele Help Push Digital Albums to Record Sales in US, UK

    November 08, 2011 1:08 PM EST We may live in the playlist era, but digital consumers are buying more albums than ever. In the U.K., digital album sales have already surpassed their 2010 total. Last year's sales figure is within close reach in the U.S. U.K. consumers have ...

  21. Coldplay's Digital Strategy Pays Off: Group Breaks iTunes Record With 500,000 Downloads in a Week

    November 03, 2011 6:10 PM EDT Pointing to an increasingly equal digital vs. physical playing field, Coldplay's latest album, "Mylo Xyloto," which was released on Oct. 24, has broken a record for the iTunes store worldwide by selling more than 500,000 downloads i ...

  22. Chart Moves: Flo Rida Feeling 'Good' on Hot 100; She & Him Debuts Christmas Album

    November 03, 2011 2:07 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported, Rihanna rises to her 11th No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as "We Found Love," featuring Calvin Harris, ascends 2-1. Rihanna is just the seventh artist in the Hot 100's 53-year history t ...

  23. Kelly Clarkson Makes 'Strong' Social 50 Debut Despite Weak Facebook Promo

    November 03, 2011 12:45 PM EDT With the release of Kelly Clarkson's latest album "Stronger" on Oct. 24, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 this week, the singer also edges her way into Social 50 tally and debuts at No. 45. In the days following "Str ...

  24. Business Matters: Cricket's Muve Music Surpasses 250,000 Subscribers

    November 02, 2011 6:17 PM EDT Muve'ing On Up: -- Cricket's Muve Music subscription service doesn't get the media attention of its peers, but it has surpassed 250,000 subscribers and appears to paying dividends for the mobile carrier. Cricket parent company Leap ...

  25. Florence & The Machine Set To Overtake Coldplay Atop U.K. Album Charts

    November 01, 2011 2:08 PM EDT Florence & The Machine's sophomore set "Ceremonials" (Island Records/Universal) is set to knock Coldplay off the top of the U.K. album charts. Released this week, "Ceremonials" has moved approximately 38,000 copies in ...

  26. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Debuts At No. 1 on U.K. Charts, Sets Digital Album Sales Record

    October 31, 2011 12:17 PM EDT Coldplay crashed back into the U.K. charts on Sunday, Oct. 30, scoring their fifth No. 1 from five studio releases with "Mylo Xyloto" (Parlophone/EMI). The album set a new weekly digital album sales record and achieved the second-biggest ...

  27. Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' On Track For 2011's Third Highest Debut

    October 31, 2011 7:30 AM EDT As previously reported, Coldplay is easily cruising to its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart next week as "Mylo Xyloto" will top the tally. While on Wednesday, the set was projected -- by industry sources -- to sell at least 4 ...

  28. 12-Year Old Maddi Jane Makes Social 50 Chart Splash

    October 27, 2011 4:18 PM EDT -year old Maddi Jane -- who has been lighting up YouTube with covers and Adele and Jessie J -- returns to the Billboard Social 50 chart this week, re-entering at No. 36. The youngster, who curated a playlist for YouTube Music Tuesdays on Oct. 17 ...

  29. Coldplay, Kelly Clarkson, Michael Buble Headed For Top of Billboard 200

    October 27, 2011 9:01 AM EDT Next week, watch for Coldplay's new album, "Mylo Xyloto," to easily debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry sources suggest the set will sell at least 440,000 and 450,000 by Oct. 30. The British band's fifth studio ...

  30. Mindless Behavior, Cody Simpson: Teenagers Hit the Charts

    September 29, 2011 2:01 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera , spends a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 as LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know it" roars 25-10 and Rihanna� ...

  31. Coldplay's New Single Takes Hot Shot Debut Honors on Hot 100

    September 23, 2011 11:00 PM EDT As previously reported , Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger" (featuring Christina Aguilera), spends a third week atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Tony Bennett becomes the oldest living artist ever to grace the chart, as "Body and Soul ...