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  1. 50 Years Ago Today: Beatles Make First Billboard Hot 100 Appearance

    January 18, 2014 9:00 AM EST Fifty years ago today (Jan. 18), the Beatles appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time.   The band's breakthrough -- and ultimately, pop culture-redefining -- first U.S smash "I Want to Hold Your Hand" entered t ...

  2. Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ Hits No. 1 in UK With Year-Best Sales; Emeli Sande Tops Beatles

    April 29, 2013 7:05 AM EDT Tastemaker French act Daft Punk racked up the U.K.’s biggest weekly singles sales total for any act in 2013, with 155,000 downloads, to get their first No. 1 in the territory yesterday (April 28) with “Get Lucky” (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainme ...

  3. Meet The Beatles' Massive Vinyl Box Set

    September 27, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Beatles fans, dust off your record players. The band's original studio album remasters, which were released on CD and iTunes to much fanfare in 2009 and 2010, will make their stereo vinyl debuts on November 13 as part of an elaborate box set. ...

  4. The Beatles Occupy the Entire Top 5 on Billboard Hot 100: 48 Years Ago Today

    April 04, 2012 1:10 PM EDT On the Billboard Hot 100 dated 48 years ago today - April 4, 1964 - the Beatles made history as the only act ever to monopolize the chart's top five positions. With a 27-1 second-week blast to the top for "Can't Buy Me Love," t ...

  5. Adele's '21' Ties 'Saturday Night Fever' as the Longest-Running No. 1 U.K. Album in 40 Years

    July 26, 2011 4:53 PM EDT It's no secret that Adele is the biggest star to hit the British charts in a long time, but here's some perspective: By securing an 18th week at No. 1 on this week's tally, her "21" is now tied with the "Saturday Nigh ...

  6. Adele Ties Beatles on British Charts Following BRIT Awards

    February 21, 2011 7:47 AM EST Adele has become the first living artist since the Beatles in 1964 to have two titles simultaneously in the top five of both the U.K. singles and album charts. The XL-signed star's sophomore album "21" started a fourth week at No. 1 ...

  7. A Look At First-Day Beatles Rankings on iTunes

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST As the music industry awaited the official announcement that iTunes had finally scored rights to the Beatles catalog, one question kept popping up: Would the Fab Four let iTunes sell its music as singles? The thought is that since the Beatles have ...

  8. Jay-Z And The Beatles Dominate Album Charts

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's all about Jay-Z and the Beatles this week on the Billboard charts. The former notches his amazing 11th No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "The Blueprint 3" (476,000 copies) while the Fab Four's reissues take over the Comprehe ...

  9. Beatles and Jay-Z Dominate Charts

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's all about the Beatles and Jay-Z this week on Billboard's albums charts. Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" shifted 476,000 copies in the week that ended at the close o ...

  10. Beatles Remasters Dominate U.K. Album Charts, Vera Lynn Takes No. 1

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a new U.K. album chart otherwise dominated by Beatles remasters, 92-year-old Dame Vera Lynn yesterday (Sept. 13) became the oldest living artist to have a bestselling title as "We'll Meet Again - The Very Best of Vera Lynn" (Decc ...

  11. Aged 92, Dame Vera Lynn Has Britain's No. 1 Album

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a new U.K. album chart otherwise dominated by Beatles remasters, 92-year-old Dame Vera Lynn yesterday (Sunday, Sept. 13) became the oldest living artist to have a bestselling title as "We'll Meet Again - The Very Best of Vera Lynn&quo ...

  12. BBC Beatles Doc Uncovers New Outtakes

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC is to broadcast never-before-aired outtakes and conversations from the Beatles' final Abbey Road recording sessions as part of a weeklong tribute to the band to be aired on terrestrial Web BBC2 and arts channel BBC4 in September. Narr ...

  13. McGee Supports Gowers Review In Blog

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alan McGee, CEO of U.K. independent label Poptones and Creation Management, has become the first high profile executive to break ranks with the music industry and come out in favour of the Gowers Review on intellectual property. The review created ...

  14. Capitol Boxes Up More Beatles Albums

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Capitol Records will on April 11 release the Beatles' "Capitol Albums Volume 2," the companion to a 2004 collection that featured the group's first four U.S. album releases. The new edition sports "Th Capitol Records will ...

  15. Capitol Preps Reissues Of Beatles' U.S. Releases

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Records plans a Nov. 16 release of "The Capitol Albums Volume 1," a collection of the first four Capitol U.S. albums by the Beatles. The release of "Meet the Beatles," "The Beatles Second Albu Capitol Records plans ...

  16. Capitol Preps Reissues Of Beatles' U.S. Releases

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Records plans a Nov. 16 release of "The Capitol Albums Volume 1," a collection of the first four Capitol U.S. albums by the Beatles. The release of "Meet the Beatles," "The Beatles Second Albu Capitol Records plans ...