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  1. Year-End Chart Analysis: Priests, 'Popera' Stars Shine On Classical Charts

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Priests, a group of holy men from Northern Ireland, and Il Divo, the "popera" boy band assembled by "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell, were the year's best sellers on the Traditional Classical and Classical Crossover ...

  2. Black Eyed Peas At No. 1 On European Hot 100

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Green Day starts a third week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart with "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Music), Lady Gaga's 15-week reign over European Hot 100 Singles with "Poker Face" (Intersco ...

  3. Depeche Mode Holds Off Green Day On Euro Chart

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Depeche Mode's "Sounds of the Universe" (Mute/EMI) fends off the challenge of Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Music) to start a fourth week at Billboard's European Top 100 Albums summit. Lady ...

  4. Chrisette Michele, Ciara Vie For Top Spot On Billboard 200

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The latest albums from Chrisette Michele and Ciara are on track to debut high on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- both with a shot at a No. 1 bow. Industry prognosticators suggest both Michele's "Epiphany" (Def Jam) and Ciara� ...

  5. Bob Dylan Lands Fifth No. 1 Album

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan earns his fifth chart-topper on the Billboard 200 as "Together Through Life" begins atop the list with 125,000 . . . Rock super group Heaven and Hell make a top 10 bow, as does the world music-flavored "Playing for Change& ...

  6. 'Britain's Got Talent' Singer A Global Hit

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A 47-year-old charity worker from Scotland has become a global star via the Web, scoring around 20 million hits on YouTube for assorted clips of her performance on U.K. TV show "Britain's Got Talent." Susan Boyle performed "I D ...

  7. Potts To Perform At Echo Awards

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST British tenor Paul Potts and U.K. rock act Razorlight are the latest acts to join the line-up for this year's Echo Awards, to be held at Berlin's O2 World on Feb. 21. Potts, the 2007 winner of TV talent show "Britain's Got Tale ...