Official U.K. Charts Co.

  1. Jamiroquai Premieres New Album In London

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Funk/soul act Jamiroquai made its live return in London last night (Sept. 9) where the British group premiered material from its new studio set "Rock Dust Light Star" (Mercury/Universal). Appearing onstage within the plush confines of th ...

  2. Faithless Unveils U.K. Arena Tour

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British dance act Faithless will embark on a U.K. arena tour this fall to promote its latest studio set "The Dance" (Nate's Tunes). The nine-date tour, promoted by SJM (DF Concerts in Scotland), begins Nov. 30 at Bournemouth BIC and ...

  3. AMG Continues U.K. Expansion

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) will open its 14th venue, the O2 Academy Leicester Sept 23. U.K. urban star Professor Green will officially launch the 1,450-capacity venue, which is housed within the University of Leicester Students& ...

  4. Take That Breaks U.K. DVD Sales Record

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop group Take That has smashed the U.K. sales record for fastest-selling music DVD with its latest live offering "Take That Present: The Circus Live" (Polydor/Universal). Filmed earlier this year at the band's Wembley Stadium ...

  5. Robbie Williams Pulls MTV EMAs Appearance

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams has pulled out of a scheduled appearance at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards. According to a statement issued today (Oct. 30) by the U.K. singer’s spokesperson, the cancellation was “due to a scheduling conflict.” The statement wen ...

  6. Editors Light Up Birmingham

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alt-rock band Editors will open new Academy Music Group (AMG) venue, the O2 Academy Birmingham, as part of the set-up for the release of its third studio set "In This Light And On This Evening." The band will play the first show at ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Downloads Transform U.K. Singles Chart

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Not long ago, Britain's singles chart resembled a scene from "Speed." Like music biz equivalents of Keanu Reeves' character in that movie, executives offered frenzied theories about how to halt the runaway bus that the chart ha ...

  9. Hits Tour And Album For Stereophonics

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock trio Stereophonics is to play a 12-date arena tour in support of a hits collection, “Decade In The Sun: The Best Of Stereophonics,” released Nov. 17 on V2. The label is now integrated into Mercury Records in the U.K. after Universal Musi ...

  10. Aussie Cilmi Signs Sweet U.S. Deal

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Gabriella Cilmi -- whose debut single "Sweet About Me" went Top 10 in 10 territories -- has signed a U.S. deal with Universal Republic, it was announced today (Aug. 5). The 16-year-old singer/songwriter will work the U.S ...

  11. Kid Don’t Follow

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The first chapter of the Black Kids' story reads like an indie rock fairy tale. Plucked from Jacksonville, Fla., after their demo impressed Pitchfork and the blogosphere, the band found itself the toast of the 2007 CMJ Music Marathon after on ...

  12. Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida' On A Record-Breaking Haul

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British retailers are admitting their sales estimates for Coldplay's new album were too conservative after the album shifted a staggering 125,000 albums on its first day on sale yesterday. The band's hugely-anticipated fourth studio set ...

  13. Coldplay Track Hits 2 Million Downloads

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Violet Hill" was downloaded more than 2 million times while available for free, according to EMI. The track was available from coldplay.com for one week from April 29. The track was commercially released yesterday (May 6 ...

  14. Coldplay's Play: Free For All?

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's decision to give away the lead track from its new album has paid off, with huge demand for the free download of "Violet Hill." According to the band's label EMI, fans downloaded the track more than 600,000 times in t ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. U.K. Albums Volume Slump

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The U.K. albums market experienced a double-digit decline in volume during 2007, according to figures from labels body the BPI. Album sales fell by 10.8% last year to 138.1 million units. The trade body notes, however, that album sales remain 26% ...

  17. Female Acts Dominate U.K. Year-End Charts

    December 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST The year ended with girls on top in the United Kingdom, as Leona Lewis and Amy Winehouse respectively claimed the biggest-selling single and album of 2007. According to chart compiler the Official U.K. Charts Co., Lewis' "Bleeding Love&q ...

  18. Bell, Visconti Confirmed For MIDEM Talent Only Event

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Domino Records head Laurence Bell and veteran producer Tony Visconti will take to the podium for the new MIDEM Talent Only session, Jan. 29, 2008, as part of the MIDEM convention in Cannes. Bell's firm has emerged as one of Britain's bri ...

  19. U.K. To Chart Subscription Services

    November 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Official U.K. Charts Co. (OCC) is to launch a new weekly chart which will rank the tracks streamed and downloaded most often by online users of U.K. music subscription services. It will launch later this year, according to the OCC, once the ch ...

  20. Radiohead's 'In Rainbows' Goes Online

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead's "In Rainbows" album is finally available online from its Web site today, with thousands of fans downloading the 10 new tracks from early this morning. Billboard's unique download activation code arrived at 07.38AM B ...

  21. Snow Patrol Signs To Q Prime

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Scottish/Irish alternative rock act Snow Patrol has split with its U.K. management, Big Life, and signed with U.S.-based management company Q Prime. The band has appointed Q Prime's Peter Mensch to represent them as of this week. Q Prime' ...

  22. Brit Vocalist Jamelia Parts Ways With Parlophone

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer Jamelia has severed ties with EMI label Parlophone, her record label for the best part of a decade. In a conversation with Billboard.biz, the Birmingham-born artist declined to discuss the subject, but refuted a press report ...

  23. GLOBAL PULSE: MORRISON GIVES THE U.K. 'SOMETHING'

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gravel-voiced U.K. vocalist James Morrison is "Undiscovered" no longer after the Polydor-signed singer's debut album of that name topped the Official U.K. Charts Co.'s weekly listing Aug. 12. Gravel-voiced U.K. vocalist James M ...

  24. Brit Awards Go Live In 2007

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The 27th Brit Awards is getting the TV-blockbuster treatment next year when it is aired live for the first time in nearly 20 years on Feb. 14. The 27th Brit Awards is getting the TV-blockbuster treatment next year when it is aired live for the fir ...

  25. Muse Open At No. 1 In Europe

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British progressive rock band Muse scores a chart-topping debut on European Top 100 Albums with its fourth studio set "Black Holes & Revelations" (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.). It's new at No. 1 British progressive roc ...

  26. Muse Open At No. 1 In Europe

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British progressive rock band Muse scores a chart-topping debut on European Top 100 Albums with its fourth studio set "Black Holes & Revelations" (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.). It's new at No. 1 British progressive roc ...

  27. Keane's 'Sea' Sails Away With Euro No. 1

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top four on European Top 100 Albums, Keane's "Under The Iron Sea" (Universal Island) leads the survey for a third week. In the United Kingdom, it falls 1-2 but sells a further 45,000 u In an unchanged top four on Eur ...

  28. Charlatans Team Up With McGee

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brit band splits with manager Harrison. Long-running British rock band the Charlatans have split amicably with longtime manager Steve Harrison and are now managed by Creation Records co-founder and former Oasis manager Alan McGee, with Stephen Kin ...

  29. Placebo Proves Strong Medicine In Europe

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its traditionally powerful first European sales week to debut on European Top 100 Albums at No. 1 with its fifth studio set "Meds" (Virgin). Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its tr ...

  30. Placebo Proves Strong Medicine In Europe

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its traditionally powerful first European sales week to debut on European Top 100 Albums at No. 1 with its fifth studio set "Meds" (Virgin). Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its tr ...

  31. Blunt Spikes Euro Chart Rivals

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) starts its second consecutive, and third aggregate, week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. "Bedlam" this week climbs 2-1 in Sweden and improves 5-2 in Port James Blunt's &q ...

  32. Blunt Spikes Euro Chart Rivals

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Bedlam' stays at Euro albums chart pinnacle. James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) starts its second consecutive, and third aggregate, week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. "Bedlam" this week climbs 2-1 ...

  33. Madonna Dethrones Robbie In Europe

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Madonna's "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Bros.) takes over from Robbie Williams' "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis) at the European Top 100 Albums summit for a second time. The album displaced Willi Madonna's & ...

  34. Madonna Dethrones Robbie In Europe

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Madonna's "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Bros.) takes over from Robbie Williams' "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis) at the European Top 100 Albums summit for a second time. The album displaced Willi Madonna's & ...

  35. Robbie Continues Stay At Euro Chart Crest

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis) starts 2006 as it ended 2005, at No. 1 on Billboard's pan-European Top 100 Albums survey. That's the sixth aggregate week atop the chart for Williams' six Robbie Williams& ...

  36. Green Day Claims Euro Year-End Leadership

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) beat James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) to the No. 1 slot for 2005 as the Warner Music Group claimed the top two on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums ch Green Day&# ...

  37. Robbie Dethrones Madonna For Euro Crown

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' Christmas gift on European Top 100 Albums is a return to No. 1 with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis), depriving Madonna of the festive crown with "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Br Green Day's &quo ...

  38. Madonna Does Double On Euro Charts

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST As the pan-European album chart welcome new entries to the top five by Enya and System Of A Down, Madonna retains supremacy on both European Top 100 Albums and Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. As the pan-European album chart welcome new entries to the t ...

  39. Madonna Does Double On Euro Charts

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST As the pan-European album chart welcome new entries to the top five by Enya and System Of A Down, Madonna retains supremacy on both European Top 100 Albums and Eurochart Hot 100 Singles. As the pan-European album chart welcome new entries to the t ...

  40. Echo, Radio Ads Hit Chrysalis Bottom Line

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST British music and media company Chrysalis Group plc today (Nov. 14) said it was upbeat on its prospects despite registering a severe decline in annual pretax profit. British music and media company Chrysalis Group plc today (Nov. 14) said it was u ...

  41. Coldplay Stretch Euro Chart Reign To 12 Weeks

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the 12th consecutive week, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) leads European Top 100 Albums, while the top ten of the composite chart welcomes new entries by British acts Craig David and Goldfrapp. For the 12th consecutive we ...

  42. Coldplay Stretch Euro Chart Reign To 12 Weeks

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the 12th consecutive week, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) leads European Top 100 Albums, while the top ten of the composite chart welcomes new entries by British acts Craig David and Goldfrapp. For the 12th consecutive we ...

  43. Coldplay Extends European Chart Reign

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the ninth consecutive week, Coldplay leads European Top 100 Albums with "X&Y" (Parlophone). It's the longest consecutive run at the top of the aggregate chart since Dido's "Life For Rent" (Che For the nint ...

  44. Coldplay Extends European Chart Reign

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the ninth consecutive week, Coldplay leads European Top 100 Albums with "X&Y" (Parlophone). It's the longest consecutive run at the top of the aggregate chart since Dido's "Life For Rent" (Che For the nint ...

  45. Coldplay Hold Onto European Chart Crown

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite the close pursuit of releases by Shakira and James Blunt, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) begins its fifth week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums. It retains top place in Germany, Holla Despite the close pursuit o ...

  46. Coldplay Hold Onto European Chart Crown

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite the close pursuit of releases by Shakira and James Blunt, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) begins its fifth week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums. It retains top place in Germany, Holla Despite the close pursuit o ...

  47. Fair Trading Office 'Closes File' On AIM Chart Dispute

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Office of Fair Trading has dismissed the Assn. of Independent Music's attempt to launch a full inquiry into the Official U.K. Charts' new combined weekly singles chart. LONDON -- Britain's Office of Fair Trading has d ...

  48. OFT 'Closes File' On AIM Chart Dispute

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Office of Fair Trading has dismissed the Assn. of Independent Music's attempt to launch a full inquiry into the new-look combined weekly singles chart. Britain's Office of Fair Trading has dismissed the Assn. of Independen ...

  49. U.K. Launches New Singles Chart

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Addition of downloads bumps up volume. The United Kingdom yesterday (April 17) launched its first singles chart that integrates sales of downloads and physical product. The British Phonographic Industry hailed its arrival as "an historic day ...

  50. U.K.'s AIM Tries To Push Back New Singles Chart

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Assn. of Independent Music is making a last-ditch attempt to push back the release of the first singles chart in the U.K. that will combine physical sales and downloads. Britain's Assn. of Independent Music is making a last-dit ...

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