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  1. PJ Harvey Wins 2011 Mercury Prize

    September 06, 2011 6:10 PM EDT PJ Harvey is the winner of the 2011 Mercury Prize, making her the first ever artist to win the prestigious U.K. award twice. The Dorset-born singer took this year's title for her acclaimed eighth solo set "Let England Shake" (Island ...

  2. Adele, PJ Harvey Top Mercury Prize Nominations

    July 19, 2011 8:33 AM EDT It looks as if the U.K. gambling community is betting on either Adele or P.J. Harvey to walk away with this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. The albums by these two currently unstoppable British female soloists were amo ...

  3. Adele Sets New U.K. Chart Record With No. 1 Album for 11 Weeks

    April 11, 2011 10:37 AM EDT Adele's "21" (XL Recordings) started the 11th week of its U.K. reign yesterday (Sunday) to achieve the longest consecutive run at No. 1 for a studio album by a solo artist in British chart history. Jennifer Lopez's "On The ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Trick Pony Signs With Curb

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country act Trick Pony has signed a new deal with Curb/Asylum after recording its first two albums for Warner Bros. Nashville. The group's label debut is due in the fall, with an as-yet-untitled singl Country act Trick Pony has signed a new d ...