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  1. Morning Fix: Steve Barnett Officially Head of Capitol; U2's McGuiness On Frank Barsalona; Berklee Study on Music Biz Jobs, Salaries

    November 27, 2012 7:55 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business e-newsletters UNIVERSAL OFFICIALLY NAMES STEVE BARNETT CHAIRMAN/CEO OF CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP: Universal Music officially named former Columbia Records COO ...

  2. Nicola Benedetti, Classical Violinist, Hits The UK Album Charts (Ahead of Justin Bieber)

    September 14, 2012 12:31 PM EDT Classical violinist Nicola Benedetti topped Justin Bieber on this week's UK album charts (screen shot) "Chasing vacuous fame as if it's something in itself just isn't remotely fulfilling. This obsession must be fought against.& ...

  3. How the UK Folk Music Scene Is Quietly Making Ends Meet

    April 06, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Bellowhead, one of the UK's more successful folk groups which sold 60,000 copies of their 2012 album "Hedonism." This year's U.K. BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards showed one thing about the U.K's folk music scene: With increased co ...

  4. Military Wives Top Springsteen on UK Album Charts

    March 19, 2012 7:52 AM EDT As Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" (Universal Island), featuring Kimbra, started a fifth aggregate week atop the U.K. singles chart, the Military Wives moved to the album summit yesterday, Mothering Sunday, with "In My D ...

  5. Rihanna Tops U.K. Singles Chart For Second Week; Steps Have No. 1 Album

    October 17, 2011 6:17 AM EDT Late 1990s/early 2000s British hit-making pop quintet Steps burst back on the U.K. album chart at No. 1 Sunday (16) with the new Sony Music compilation "The Ultimate Collection." Rihanna's "We Found Love" (Def Jam/Universa ...

  6. Arctic Monkeys Top U.K. Charts; Example Has No. 1 Single

    June 13, 2011 6:17 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys maintained their perfect record on the U.K. album chart yesterday (June 12) by scoring their fourth new entry at No. 1 from four releases, debuting at the top with "Suck It and See" (Domino). London rapper Example achieved ...

  7. Adele's '21' Returns to Top of U.K. Charts, Foo Fighters at No. 2

    April 25, 2011 7:24 AM EDT Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) resumed its supremacy yesterday (Sunday) on the U.K. album charts moving back 2-1 after the Foo Fighters' "Wasting Light" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) last week broke its 12-week run at ...

  8. Take That, 'X Factor' Winner Matt Cardle Top U.K. Charts

    December 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Take That's "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) added another 430,000 sales last week, according to the Official Chart Company, to continue its reign on the final U.K. album chart of 2010. "X Factor" winner Matt Cardle's & ...

  9. The Script, Tinie Tempah Top U.K. Charts

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Irish pop-rock band the Script's "Science & Faith" (Phonogenic/Sony Music Entertainment), which debuted atop the U.K. album chart two weeks ago, moved back 2-1 in yesterday's new sales data. South London rapper Tinie Tempah ...

  10. Eminem Scores Sixth U.K. No. 1 Album

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem achieved his sixth U.K. No. 1 album with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) and Katy Perry surged straight to the top of the singles chart with "California Gurls" (Virgin/EMI) in new sales data unveiled by the Official Ch ...

  11. Oasis Flies To U.K. Chart Summit

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The enduring legacy of Oasis as one of the U.K.'s most-loved rock bands of the past 20 years was underlined on the new album chart, as the new "Time Flies 1994-2009" compilation (Big Brother) debuted at No. 1. "Shout" (Syc ...

  12. AC/DC's 'Iron Man 2' Powers To U.K. No. 1

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC 's soundtrack to "Iron Man 2" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) gave the veteran rockers their third U.K. No. 1 album. Another Sony artist, RCA newcomer Diana Vickers , scored a chart-topping single at the first time of aski ...

  13. Plan B, Usher Top U.K. Charts

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London rapper Plan B scored a chart-topping album with his sophomore release, and Usher his first U.K. No. 1 single for five years, as new sales data was unveiled by the Official Chart Company. Plan B's "The Defamation of Strickland Bank ...

  14. Lady Gaga Back At No. 1 In U.K.

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As Scouting For Girls started a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart with "This Ain't A Love Song" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), the new sales data showed Lady Gaga 's indestructible "The Fame" (Interscop ...

  15. Boyzone Beats Gorillaz To U.K. No. 1

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Reunited Irish boy band Boyzone's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal), named for the memory of their colleague Stephen Gately, who died suddenly last October, debuted at the top of the new U.K. album chart. South London rapper Tinie Tempa ...

  16. Leona Lewis, 'X Factor' Top U.K. Charts

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST ITV's "The X Factor" series tightened its stranglehold on the U.K. sales charts, securing a double victory for creator/judge Simon Cowell's Sony Music-distributed Syco Music label. The 2007 "X Factor" winner Leona Lew ...

  17. New Beck Album Denied U.K. Chart Eligibility

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Beck's new Interscope album, "The Information," could sell a million copies next week and still not be considered for placement on the U.K. album chart. The U.K.'s Official Chart Company (OCC) has rul Beck's new Interscope ...