Plastic Beach

  1. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Adele

    April 28, 2011 11:15 AM EDT A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles and Billboard 200 albums charts. The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: "E.T.," featuring Kanye West (2-1), rebounds for a fourth week at ...

  2. Adele's '21' Holds Top Of Billboard 200

    March 09, 2011 9:30 AM EST Adele's "21" stands firm at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week, moving 168,000 copies (down 52%), according to Nielsen SoundScan. With a little more than 520,000 sold in two weeks, "21" has swiftly become the yea ...

  3. Paul McCartney, Kasabian, Take That Honored At Q Awards

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A combination of British pop royalty, rowdy rock acts and recently re-formed pop groups took home the major prizes at the annual Q Awards ceremony, organized by the U.K.-based monthly music magazine. Held today (Oct. 25) at London's Grosvenor ...

  4. Gorillaz: We Won't Let 'Glee' Cover Our Songs

    October 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The virtual band Gorillaz isn't exactly going bananas over the television musical series "Glee." Lead singer Damon Albarn says he's not interested in letting the hit show perform covers of his band's songs. "We wouldn ...

  5. HMV Digital Re-Launches With Price Cuts

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT HMV, the U.K.'s leading high street entertainment retailer, officially re-launched its music download service hmvdigital.com today (July 26) with a price-cutting initiative. To mark the re-emergence of the download store, which HMV closed dow ...

  6. Chart Moves: Rolling Stones, Chris Tomlin, Disturbed, The xx and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. -- Drake: While Drake was the biggest news on the Billboard 200 this week as his "Thank Me Later" entered the chart with a whopping 447,000 ...

  7. Fans Start Arriving At Glastonbury

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury Festival does not officially begin until tomorrow, but thousands of fans have started arriving on site today (June 23) to set up camp for the week ahead. The gates are open at Worthy Farm in Somerset and those who do arrive early will ...

  8. Gorillaz Replaces U2 At Glastonbury

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gorillaz has stepped in to replace U2 at Glastonbury festival. Damon Albarn 's animated pop act will make its only U.K. festival appearance this summer at Glastonbury on the Pyramid Stage on Friday, June 25. U2 has pulled out because of a ser ...

  9. Amy Macdonald Holds On To Euro Chart No. 1

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's new European Albums listing shows a third week at No. 1 for Amy Macdonald 's "A Curious Thing" (Mercury/Universal), and there's a third consecutive, and fourth aggregate, week atop European Hot 100 Singles for ...

  10. Amy Macdonald Sophomore Set Tops Euro Chart

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There are new leaders on both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts this week, with Amy Macdonald 's "A Curious Thing" (Mercury/Universal) rising 3-1 on European Albums and Stromae 's "Alors On Danse" (Mosaert ...

  11. Lady Antebellum Returns To No. 1, Marvin Sapp Debuts Big On Billboard 200

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth non-consecutive week (93,000; down 11%). But the big album chart news is the arrival of Marvin Sapp's "Here I Am" at No. 2 with 76,00 ...

  12. Marvin Sapp Makes Gospel History On Billboard 200

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Though Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" returns (yet again) to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the big chart news belongs to Marvin Sapp, who earns the highest-charting gospel album on the Billboard 200 as his "Here I Am" debu ...

  13. Lady Gaga Retakes U.K. Singles, Albums Charts

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga scored another U.K. chart double on the Official Charts Company's albums and singles surveys. The Interscope/Universal single "Telephone," featuring Beyoncé, jumped 12-1 in its 16th week, while Gaga's "The Fame&q ...

  14. Gorillaz Scores Third Euro Chart No. 1

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Parlophone/EMI's "virtual band" Gorillaz maintains its perfect record on Billboard's European Albums chart , scoring its third No. 1 from three studio releases with "Plastic Beach." On European Hot 100 Singles , meanw ...

  15. Gospel's Marvin Sapp Poised For Top Ten Debut

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Gospel singer/minister Marvin Sapp is poised to earn the highest debut on next week's Billboard 200. Industry prognosticator foresee his "Here I Am" album selling as many as 70,000 copies by week's end on Sunday March 21. That ...

  16. Fourth No. 1 Album For Ludacris

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ludacris lands his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Battle of the Sexes" debuts atop the list with 137,000 . . . It's the first rap album to reach No. 1 in nearly six months . . . the last was Jay-Z's "The Bluep ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Lady A Returns to No. 1; Blake Shelton Earns Top Debut

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, bumping Sade's "Soldier of Love" down to No. 2 ... A whopping six albums debut in the top 10 of the tally, the most since last Octob ...