Only By The Night

  1. Kings Of Leon Debut New Album At Tiny London Show

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kings of Leon swapped vast indoor arenas and festival headline slots for the more intimate confines of London's Rivoli Ballroom when the Tennessee rock band played an exclusive gig for national Top 40 station BBC Radio 1 last night (Oct.27). ...

  2. Mid-Year Chart Best-Sellers Re-cap

    July 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With the 2010 year half over, we pause to take a glance at some of the top selling albums and songs so far and how they stack up compared to where we were a year ago. Thanks to Eminem's recently released "Recovery," we squeak by wit ...

  3. Business Matters: Bertelsmann CFO On EMI, Rabid Neurosis and More

    March 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Bertelsmann 's CFO has expressed tempered interest in the music publishing assets of EMI . "If EMI is on the market, we will look at it," Thomas Rabe said on Tuesday (March 23). "But I'm not aware that EMI is currently ...

  4. Kings Of Leon Books Biggest U.K. Show

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon will play its biggest ever U.K. show this summer. The U.S. band will perform a Live Nation-promoted date at London's Hyde Park on June 30. The capacity for the show is understood to be around 50,000. Other acts to play Hyde Park ...

  5. Digital Year-End Lists Reveal Glimpse At Services' Demos

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Now's the time of year for everyone ( including Billboard ) to serve up their "Best of 2009" lists. Digital music services are no different, with iTunes, YouTube, Last.fm and others all sharing details on what content stood above th ...

  6. Grammy Nominations Revealed, Beyonce Leads With 10 Nods

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Completing the trifecta of the big three categories, Beyonce topped the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, with 10 total nods, including album of the year for "I Am...Sasha Fierce," record of the year for "Halo" and ...

  7. Jay-Z, Arctic Monkeys Run The Top Of U.K. Charts

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "Run This Town" (Roc Nation/Universal), featuring Rihanna and Kanye West, powered straight to the top of the new U.K. singles chart Sunday (Sept. 7), while Arctic Monkeys' "Humbug" (Domino) retained leadership ...

  8. Fans Snap Up 1.1 Million Jackson Albums In One Week

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson continues to rule the chart this week as his overall catalog of solo albums moved 1.1 million copies last week (up a whopping 37% compared with the previous week) . . . He also claims the top-selling album in the United States for ...

  9. Fleet Foxes Up For Three Mojo Honors

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Seattle folk-rock act Fleet Foxes has been nominated for three awards at the 2009 Mojo Honours List. The band is up for album of the year (for "Fleet Foxes," issued by Sub Pop in the U.S. and Bella Union in Europe), best live act and son ...

  10. Lady Gaga Tops UK Singles Chart For Second Week

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart yesterday, ahead of a strong debut by London indie band the Noisettes with "Don't Upset The Rhythm" (Vertigo/Uni ...

  11. Sound Relief Concerts Lift Sales Down Under

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Kings of Leon were among the acts to enjoy major sales spikes following their appearance at Australia's Sound Relief charity concerts, held simultaneously March 14 in Sydney and Melbourne. More than 30 acts performe ...

  12. Prodigy Invades Euro Albums Chart

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pioneering British electro act the Prodigy makes a bold return to European Top 100 Albums, debuting at No. 1 with its fifth studio set, "Invaders Must Die" (Takemetothehospital). Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" (Interscope/Univer ...

  13. Springsteen Holds Off Morrissey On Euro Albums Chart

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart gives Bruce Springsteen a fourth week at No. 1 with "Working On A Dream" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment), while the new leader on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles is Lady Gaga's "Poke ...

  14. Blur, Oasis Steal The Show At NME Awards

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nearly 15 years after they first locked horns, British rock rivals Oasis and Blur once again stole the show at the 2009 Shockwaves NME Awards, held at London's O2 Academy Brixton in the U.K. Oasis was crowned best British band although the de ...

  15. Brit Awards Boost On U.K. Charts

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon's double triumph at the BRIT Awards last week delivered a big sales boost on the new U.K. charts Sunday (Feb. 22). The Hand Me Down/Sony Music Entertainment quartet returned to No. 1 with the album "Only By The Night" ...

  16. Duffy Wins Three Brits

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Welsh vocalist Duffy was the big winner at the 2009 BRIT Awards, taking home three trophies tonight (Feb. 18) at London's Earls Court. Duffy, whose debut album, "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal), was the U.K's top seller in 2008, ...

  17. Kings Of Leon Following MSG Sellout With Tour

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kings Of Leon will follow up their Jan. 29 sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden in New York with another run of North American arena shows, beginning April 19 at Agganis Arena in Boston and wrapping at the Bill Graham Civic Center on May ...

  18. Oasis Leads NME Awards Nominations

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST British rock act Oasis has cemented its popularity with readers of U.K. music weekly NME and NME.com, arriving as frontrunners in the nominations for the 2009 Shockwaves NME Awards. After a chart-topping return to the U.K. with "Dig Out Your ...

  19. Yunupingu, Hines Take Australia Day Honors

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and Marcia Hines are among a handful of musicians and singers recognized in the government's official Australia Day awards. Yunupingu, the ARIA Award-winning, blind indigenous artist from Elcho Island, near Darwin, ...

  20. 7Digital.com Reports Sales Spike, New European Territories

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based MP3 delivery service, 7Digital.com has reported a 241% increase in year-on-year sales from 2007 - 2008 at Cannes music trade event, Midem. Comparative year-on-year figures for Q4 alone took the percentage growth to a massive 260%. Altho ...

  21. Burke, Take That Reign Again On U.K. Charts

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST As Alexandra Burke's "Hallelujah" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) started a third week as the U.K.'s No. 1 single yesterday (Jan. 4) and Take That's "The Circus" (Polydor) a fifth atop the album chart, top newcomer status ...

  22. Kings Of Leon Rule Down Under

    January 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Kings Of Leon's fourth studio album "Only By The Night" (Sony) was the best-selling album of the year just ended Down Under, according to the Australian Recording Industry Association. "Only By The Night" enjoyed a four-we ...

  23. Taylor Swift Stands Still As 2008 Comes To A Close

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST For a fourth week, Taylor Swift's "Fearless" finds itself at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 ... This week's charts mark the final sales frame of the 2008 year, so we dive into the year's sales numbers, detailing some surprisin ...

  24. Lil Wayne, Coldplay Lead Grammy Nominee Field

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Tha Carter III?" Not even close. Try "Tha Carter VIII." Lil Wayne - who is on track to have the best-selling album of 2008 - also leads the nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards with eight nods, including album of the ...

  25. Amazon's U.K. MP3 Store Goes Live

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST The long-anticipated Amazon.co.uk MP3 service has finally arrived, although the online retailer's download store had a low-key launch. The service went live today (Dec. 3) and boasts 3 million DRM-free tracks from all four majors and leading ...

  26. Huge Demand For Kings Of Leon Dates

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tennessee rockers Kings of Leon made some noise on the U.K. concert scene this morning when the band sold out London's O2 Arena in four minutes flat. The band, which had already sold out the O2 for a show on Dec. 11, put its June 15 2009 date ...

  27. Pink Knocks Katy Perry Off Eurochart No. 1

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica records a sixth week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart with "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo/Universal), matching the achievement of its 2003 predecessor "St. Anger." But Katy Perry's ten-week run at N ...

  28. Metallica Holds Off Oasis on Euro Albums Chart

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo/Universal) starts a fifth week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, which features top ten debuts for Oasis and Bob Dylan. Katy Perry is No. 1 for a tenth week on Eurochart Hot 1 ...

  29. Europe Held By Metallica's Magnetic Attraction

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo/Universal) secures a fourth week atop European Top 100 Albums, while there's a ninth week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" (Virgin/EMI ...

  30. Metallica's 'Magnetic' Holds Steady Atop Euro Albums Chart

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica and Katy Perry retain their crowns on Billboard's pan-European sales charts for another week. "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo/Universal) leads European Top 100 Albums for a third time and "I Kissed A Girl" (Virgin/EMI) ...