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  1. Eminem Back On Top In Europe

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem 's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) continues to show great staying power in European markets, returning to No.1 again on Billboard's European Albums chart. On European Hot 100 Singles, "Waka Waka (This Time For Af ...

  2. Eminem Returns To U.K. Chart Summit

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started its third separate U.K. reign to become Eminem 's longest-running No. 1 on the British album chart, while Flo Rida 's "Club Can't Handle Me" (Atlantic/Warner Music), feat ...

  3. Arcade Fire Debuts Atop Euro Album Chart

    August 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arcade Fire scores its first No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Suburbs" (Merge/Mercury/Universal), as "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) by Shakira featuring Freshlyground ...

  4. Arcade Fire Debuts Atop U.K. Chart

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arcade Fire scored their first U.K. No. 1 album with their third set "The Suburbs" (Mercury/Universal). Ne-Yo 's "Beautiful Monster" (Def Jam/Universal) debuted at No. 1 on the Official Charts Company's singles listin ...

  5. Eminem Reigns On Euro Album Chart

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There's no change at the top of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, with Eminem moving into a fifth aggregate week at the European Albums summit with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal), and "Waka Waka (This Time For Afri ...

  6. Robbie Williams To Headline U.K. Armed Forces Concert

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Robbie Williams is to headline a fundraising charity concert at Twickenham Stadium, Sept. 12, in honor of the British Armed Forces. James Blunt, Alexandra Burke, Pixie Lott, Plan B and U.K. girl band The Saturdays are also confirmed to perform at ...

  7. Eminem Beats Tom Jones To Retain U.K. Chart Summit

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As Eminem's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) saw off a strong challenge from Tom Jones' "Praise and Blame" (Universal Island) to start a fifth aggregate week as the U.K.'s No. 1 album, new boy band The Wanted sc ...

  8. Dimensional Completes Acquisition of The Orchard

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dimensional Associates announced on Thursday the completion of its acquisition of digital distributor The Orchard. The company entered into a merger agreement with Dimensional on March 16. At the time, Dimensional owned 42% of The Orchard's c ...

  9. Eminem Recovers European Crown

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As Eminem’s “Recovery” (Interscope/Universal) starts a fourth aggregate week atop Billboard’s European Albums chart, Hot 100 Singles has a new No. 1 in the shape of Shakira’s official song of the recent FIFA World Cup, “Waka Waka (This Time For Af ...

  10. Eminem's ‘Recovery’ Continues In Europe

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started its fourth aggregate week at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart yesterday, as "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The World/UMTV) by Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup mov ...

  11. The XX's Label Hoping For Mercury Nomination Uplift

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London alternative act the XX has been installed as frontrunners for the Barclarycard Mercury Prize, and the band's label says it will capitalize on the nomination with marketing activity. Since its release in August 2009, the critically accl ...

  12. Eminem's 'Recovery' Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem regains the leadership of the European Albums chart with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal), while "California Gurls," (Virgin) by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg , begins a third week at No. 1 on European Hot 100 Singles ...

  13. Mercury Prize Shortlist Unveiled

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alt-rock veteran Paul Weller's 10th solo album and Dublin-based quintet Villagers' debut share space on the shortlist for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, announced today in London. The 12-strong shortlist was unveiled at London venue ...

  14. Eminem Returns To U.K. Chart Summit

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As Eminem 's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started a second stint as the U.K.'s No. 1 album, American artist-producer B.O.B. achieved his second consecutive chart-topping single with "Airplanes" (Rebel Rock/Atlant ...

  15. Take That Stadium Tour Rumored For 2011

    July 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The reunion of Take That with Robbie Williams is dominating the tabloids in the U.K. today (July 16) and the news has gone global, too. Take That and Robbie Williams are trending on Twitter, with Germans, Spaniards and the French getting just as e ...

  16. Gurls And A Goddess Put EMI At No. 1 On European Charts

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In a double victory for EMI, Kylie Minogue's "Aphrodite" (Parlophone) makes a No.1 debut on Billboard's European Albums chart while "California Gurls," (Virgin) by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg starts a second week ...

  17. U.K. Music Sales Edge Up In 2010 First Half

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. Entertainment Retailers' Association (ERA) issued first half figures for 2010 that show small year on year increases in unit and value sales. The trade group said sales of music and video products were "surprisingly resilient&qu ...

  18. Kylie Minogue Tops U.K. Album Chart

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Twenty-two years after her first U.K. No. 1 album, Kylie Minogue scored her fifth with "Aphrodite" (Parlophone/EMI), while pop band JLS debuted atop the singles chart with "The Club Is Alive" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment). Th ...

  19. Eminem Scores Second Week Atop Euro Albums Chart

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem leads Billboard's European Albums chart for a second week with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal), while European Hot 100 Singles has a new champion as "California Gurls," (Virgin/EMI) by Katy Perry featuring Snoop D ...

  20. Tom Jones Album Email: Leak Or Clever Marketing?

    July 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Tom Jones has gone back to his roots with his new album "Praise & Blame," but a leaked email from a label executive suggests high-level concern about the direction of the record. Or does it? The veteran Welsh singer has described the ...

  21. Eminem Holds Off Scissor Sisters On U.K. Chart

    July 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem 's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started a second week as the U.K.'s No. 1 album and Katy Perry a second atop the singles chart with "California Gurls" (Virgin/EMI), featuring Snoop Dogg . "Recovery&qu ...

  22. Publishing Briefs: HFA, Cherry Lane, Bluewater Music and More

    July 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Harry Fox Agency will provide administration services to MediaNet, ensuring that the digital service provider is properly licensed and can make timely and accurate royalty payments and reports to copyright owners. "Both HFA's lice ...

  23. Eminem Beats Miley On Euro Chart

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem 's "Recovery" outdoes his "Relapse" on Billboard's European Albums chart, debuting at No. 1 for the Interscope/Universal artist as K'naan 's "Wavin' Flag" (A&M/Universal) begins a s ...

  24. Eminem Scores Sixth U.K. No. 1 Album

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem achieved his sixth U.K. No. 1 album with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) and Katy Perry surged straight to the top of the singles chart with "California Gurls" (Virgin/EMI) in new sales data unveiled by the Official Ch ...

  25. Katie Melua Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katie Melua 's "The House" (Dramatico) moves back 2-1 to regain the top spot on European Albums in its fourth week. K'naan 's "Wavin' Flag" (A&M/Universal) starts a second week at No. 1 on European Hot 1 ...

  26. Justin Bieber, Hedley Win 3 MuchMusic Awards

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber took home three trophies at his introduction to the MuchMusic Video Awards and performed to screaming fans at the ceremony in Toronto. Bieber, who sang "Baby" and "Somebody To Love," won for international video of ...

  27. Oasis Flies To U.K. Chart Summit

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The enduring legacy of Oasis as one of the U.K.'s most-loved rock bands of the past 20 years was underlined on the new album chart, as the new "Time Flies 1994-2009" compilation (Big Brother) debuted at No. 1. "Shout" (Syc ...

  28. Christina Aguilera Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There's a new look to both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as Christina Aguilera debuts at No. 1 on the European Albums listing with "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) and soccer World Cup fever engulfs the singl ...

  29. Miley Cyrus To Launch Album On Global MTV Sites

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV will host a global live stream of Miley Cyrus performing new songs across its international Web sites. Cyrus will perform songs from "Can't Be Tamed" (Hollywood Records/Universal) on June 21 - the release date of the album - at ...

  30. Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic' Tops U.K. Chart

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Christina Aguilera won her second U.K. No. 1 album and the British singles chart was overrun by soccer-related releases, as the Official Charts Company's latest sales data was unveiled. Aguilera's "Bionic" (RCA/Sony Music Enter ...

  31. Jack Johnson, Eurovision Winner Top Euro Charts

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jack Johnson scores his second consecutive No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums chart with "To The Sea" (Brushfire/Universal Island). Lena Meyer-Landrut 's Eurovision Song Contest winner "Satellite" (USFO/Universal) i ...

  32. Jack Johnson Scores Third U.K. No. 1

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jack Johnson 's third No. 1 album and David Guetta 's third chart-topping single were the highlights of the Official Charts Company's new U.K. sales data. Johnson's "To The Sea" (Brushfire/Universal Island) made a bes ...

  33. Katie Melua Sets Up ‘House’ Atop European Chart

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katie Melua's "The House" (Dramatico) makes a No. 1 debut on Billboard's European Albums survey to end the five-week reign of AC/DC's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). On Hot 100 Single ...

  34. Tom Jones To Receive Music Industry Trusts' Award

    June 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sir Tom Jones is to receive the prestigious Music Industry Trusts' award for 2010. Awarded by the U.K. music business in recognition of a lifetime contribution to music, the honor will be presented to Jones Nov. 1 at London's Grosvenor H ...

  35. Pendulum Grabs First U.K. No. 1

    May 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pendulum scored their first U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his fourth No. 1 single as the Official Charts Company published its latest sales data on Sunday (May 30). Pendulum's "Immersion" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) debuted at ...

  36. The Dirty Heads Partners With Five Seven

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Alternative rockers the Dirty Heads have partnered with Five Seven Music, the alternative label under The Eleven Seven Music Group, for global releases. The band is planning releases for territories such as the UK and Europe, Japan and Southeast A ...

  37. AC/DC Holds Off Stones On Euro Chart

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC 's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) withstands the challenge of the Rolling Stones to start a fifth week atop Billboard's European Albums chart. Stromae moves into a ninth non-consecutive week a ...

  38. Lolita Flores To Release Live Set, DVD

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer Lolita Flores is to release her first ever live album and DVD on June 1 after a 35-year career and a recent change of label from Warner Spain to Vale Music/Universal Music Spain.. Her sister, Rosario Flores, also moved to Universal-Vale two ...

  39. Stones' 'Exile On Main St' Back At No. 1

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in 16 years, the Rolling Stones top the U.K. album chart, after their reissued 1972 album "Exile On Main St" (Polydor/Universal) hit No. 1. U.S. hip-hop artist B.O.B. debuted at the singles summit with "Nothing On ...

  40. N-Dubz Latest U.K. Urban Import To Score U.S. Deal

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT N-Dubz is the latest U.K. urban/pop act to strike a U.S. label deal, following in the wake of recent Hot 100 chart-toppers Tiaio Cruz and Jay Sean. The hip-hop/R&B trio has signed a U.S. deal with Island Def Jam. In a statement, Island Def Jam ...

  41. AC/DC Makes It 4 Weeks Atop Euro Chart

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The front-runners on Billboard's pan-European sales charts both extend their stays at No. 1, AC/DC's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) for a fourth week on European Albums and Stromae for an eighth non ...

  42. Deals Tumbling In For Rolling Stones Doc

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT By the eighth day of Cannes folks typically begin to flag but judging from the buzz on the Croisette a sizeable number will re-boot for the Wednesday afternoon (May 19) screenings of "Stones in Exile," a one-hour doc reliving the glory d ...

  43. Keane Arrives At U.K. Chart Summit

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT British melodic rock band Keane achieved their fourth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album with "Night Train" (Universal Island) as the Official Charts Company confirmed the new sales charts on Sunday night (May 16). Roll Deep 's "Good ...

  44. AC/DC Tops Euro Chart For Third Week

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC holds off new entries to the European Albums top ten by Diana Vickers, Mark Medlock and the Deftones to start a third week at No. 1 with the "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). Stromae 's "Alors O ...

  45. Roll Deep, Diana Vickers Top U.K. Charts

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT RCA/Sony Music Entertainment's British teenage pop breakthrough act Diana Vickers followed her No. 1 debut on the singles chart of two weeks ago, "Once," with a bestselling start for her first album. "Songs from the Tainted Che ...

  46. 'Rock Star Conductor' André Rieu: The Billboard Q&A

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The executives at André Rieu Productions are fond of calling their multimillion-selling boss "the most popular unknown artist in the world." They had better start thinking of a new sobriquet. That in-house nickname may have once accurate ...

  47. AC/DC Bites Bullet On Euro Chart

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC 's "Iron Man 2" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, as "Alors On Danse" (Mosaert/Vertigo) by Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae moves into a sixth non- ...

  48. Industry Veteran Bob Mercer Dies

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music industry veteran Bob Mercer, the British CEO of the NOW compilation business in the U.S., has died aged 65. Mercer was headhunted by EMI from General Foods in the early '70s and tasked with shaking up the major's marketing. He went ...

  49. Florence And The Machine Leads Mojo Nominations

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London act Florence and the Machine has four Mojo music award nominations, ahead of rockers Kasabian who have three and Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley who both have two. The U.K. awards, organized by Mojo magazine, are decided by readers voting ...

  50. Aventura Tops Winners At Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Aventura, the urban bachata group from the Bronx that has re-energized the tropical music scene, was the big winner at the 2010 Billboard Latin Music Awards, snaring nine trophies, including Latin album and digital album of the year for "The ...

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