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  1. Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas Top Euro Charts

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) celebrates its first birthday on Billboard's European Albums survey by holding at No. 1. Her Interscope label mate Black Eyed Peas again tops Hot 100 Singles with "Meet Me Half ...

  2. BBC's U2 Promo 'Inappropriate'

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST The BBC has been criticized by its editorial complaints unit over its coverage of U2 for its "No Line On The Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) campaign. The publicly funded U.K. broadcaster breached guidelines by using a "U2=BBC" on ...

  3. Iyaz Scores First U.K. No. 1

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Singer-rapper Iyaz, otherwise known as Virgin Islands-born Keidran Jones, went straight to No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart with his former Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 "Replay" (Reprise/Warner Music). Paolo Nutini bagged another week atop ...

  4. Australian Copyright Tribunal Sets New Royalty Rate

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia has a new royalty rate for digital music and video downloads. The country's Copyright Tribunal has established a new tariff payable to composers, songwriters and music publishers, and in doing so has put an end to a clash which pitt ...

  5. Susan Boyle Denies Lady Gaga 2009 U.K. Chart Double

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed A Dream" (Syco/Sony Music Entertainment) needed just six weeks on sale to overtake Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) and score the biggest U.K. album sale of 2009. Acco ...

  6. Will Young Tops List Of Bestselling UK Singles Of Decade

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST Will Young's 2002 debut hit "Anything Is Possible"/"Evergreen" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) was named as the U.K.'s bestselling single of the decade, as the Official Charts Company's 2000-2009 sales data round- ...

  7. James Blunt Tops U.K. Decade Chart

    December 29, 2009 12:00 AM EST James Blunt's debut album "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) is the biggest U.K. seller of the decade, according to the Official Charts Company. Dido's debut "No Angel" (Arista/Sony Music Entertainment) is in second place on ...

  8. Bublé, 'X Factor' Joe McElderry Top U.K. Charts

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST The final weekly U.K. sales charts of 2009, published Sunday (Dec. 27), gave "X Factor" winner Joe McElderry the No. 1 single he missed out on last week with "The Climb" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment), and Michael Bublé ...

  9. Susan Boyle Still No. 1 On Euro Chart

    December 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Christmas editions of Billboard's pan-European charts show Susan Boyle holding the region's best-selling album for a third week with "I Dreamed A Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) and Black Eyed Peas leading Hot ...

  10. Mariah Carey Most Played At Christmas

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is the most played song at Christmas in the U.K. over the past decade, according to collecting societies PRS for Music and PPL. The single featured on the 1994 Columbia/Sony Music Ent ...

  11. RATM Beats 'X Factor' To U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rage Against the Machine snowed on teenager Joe McElderry's Christmas parade, as the results of the unlikely battle for the U.K.'s prestigious festive No. 1 single were confirmed on Sunday evening (Dec. 20). The news was the culmination ...

  12. Susan Boyle Holds Off Lady Gaga On Euro Chart

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle holds off the challenge of Lady Gaga to secure a second week at Billboard's European Albums summit with "I Dreamed A Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment). The European Hot 100 Singles leader, for a third week, is ...

  13. Susan Boyle Passes 1 Million U.K. Sales

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST As Susan Boyle started a third week atop the U.K. album chart, Lady Gaga scored her third No. 1 single in the territory with "Bad Romance" (Interscope/Universal). Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Mu ...

  14. Susan Boyle Deposes Robbie Williams On Euro Chart

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed A Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) moves to the top of Billboard's European Albums chart, while Black Eyed Peas secures a second week atop European Hot 100 Singles with "Meet Me Halfway ...

  15. Susan Boyle Secures 2nd Week Atop U.K. Chart

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) has started a second week at the U.K. album chart summit, taking its two-week sales past 700,000 units. Peter Kay and his All Star Band's "Official Ch ...

  16. Robbie Williams Holds Boyle At Bay On European Chart

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's powerful arrival was not enough to stop Robbie Williams from recording a third week at the top of Billboard's European Albums chart with "Reality Killed The Video Star" (Virgin/EMI). Black Eyed Peas achieve the su ...

  17. Muse, Florence Lead MPG Awards Shortlist

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock band Muse and BRIT award-winning alt-pop act Florence & the Machine lead the nominations for the 2010 U.K. Music Producers Guild (MPG) awards. Muse is nominated in both the album of the year category for its 2009 album "The Resi ...

  18. Take That Breaks U.K. DVD Sales Record

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop group Take That has smashed the U.K. sales record for fastest-selling music DVD with its latest live offering "Take That Present: The Circus Live" (Polydor/Universal). Filmed earlier this year at the band's Wembley Stadium ...

  19. Susan Boyle Makes U.K. Chart History

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle made a record-breaking debut on Sunday's new U.K. chart with her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment). It sold 410,000 units to bec ...

  20. Robbie Williams' Second Week Atop Euro Chart

    November 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams secures a second week at Billboard's European Albums summit with "Reality Killed The Video Star" (Virgin/EMI), while Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" (Interscope/Universal), in its 21st chart week, a ...

  21. Leona Lewis, 'X Factor' Top U.K. Charts

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST ITV's "The X Factor" series tightened its stranglehold on the U.K. sales charts, securing a double victory for creator/judge Simon Cowell's Sony Music-distributed Syco Music label. The 2007 "X Factor" winner Leona Lew ...

  22. Robbie Williams Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST British pop perennial Robbie Williams makes a winning return to Billboard's European Albums chart, debuting at No. 1 with "Reality Killed The Video Star" (Virgin/EMI). On European Hot 100 Singles, Black Eyed Peas scores another char ...

  23. Robbie Williams Loses Out To JLS On U.K. Chart

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST In a close-run battle between U.K. chart heavyweights, "X Factor" graduates JLS just pipped Robbie Williams to the top spot on the new album survey. On the new singles chart, Black Eyed Peas scored their third No. 1 inside six months, an ...

  24. U.K. iTunes Store Unveils 2009 Albums, Songs Shortlist

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST The U.K. iTunes store is urging music fans to vote for their favorite song and album of 2009 from a shortlist published today (Nov. 13). The 10 songs and 10 albums were chosen by the iTunes U.K. editorial team in London from the year's releas ...

  25. Jackson Reign Continues On Euro Chart

    November 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson continues his reign on Billboard's European Albums with "This Is It" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment), while there's an eighth aggregate week atop European Hot 100 Singles for "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva ...

  26. Emily Loizeau Snags France's Constantin Prize

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Emily Loizeau has won France's Prix Constantin music prize, presented during a ceremony at the Olympia venue in Paris. The 34-year-old singer-songwriter won for her second album "Pays Sauvage" (Polydor/Universal). Loizeau was born o ...

  27. 'Violent' Rammstein Set Banned In Germany

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da" ("Love is For All") by German hard rock group Rammstein - currently at No. 2 on Billboard's European Albums Chart - has been banned from public display in German stores with effect from No ...

  28. Bon Jovi Beaten By Cheryl Cole On U.K. Chart

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cheryl Cole secured a second week with the U.K.'s No. 1 album, "3 Words" (Fascination/Polydor/Universal), but lost her singles chart crown as "Fight For This Love" fell to No. 2 last night (Nov. 8) behind JLS. The male pop ...

  29. Juan Gabriel Steals Show, Calle 13 Sweep Latin Grammys

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Urban duo Calle 13, which led nominations for the 10th annual Latin Grammys, were also the lead winners of the evening, taking home five Latin Grammys. Those included album of the year and best urban music album for “Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo” ( ...

  30. 'This Is It' Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    November 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Michael Jackson's "This Is It" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's European Albums survey, as "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Akon returns to the top of Euro ...

  31. MTV EMAs Host Katy Perry Brings 'Cabaret' To Berlin

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) will be marking 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall when it takes place on Thursday evening (Nov. 5) at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, before an audience of over 17,000. At a press conference today (Nov. 4) ...

  32. Cheryl Cole Owns U.K. Singles, Albums Charts

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Cheryl Cole joined the select band of solo female artists to achieve simultaneous U.K. No. 1 singles and albums on Sunday. The Girls Aloud member and "X Factor" judge's debut solo album "3 Words" (Fascination/Polydor/Unive ...

  33. La Roux Announces U.K. Spring Tour

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fresh from selling out its upcoming November U.K. tour, English alt-pop duo La Roux is to embark on its biggest U.K. tour to date in spring 2010. "The Gold Tour" commences Apr. 26 at Reading Hexagon and commences May 7 with a home-town s ...

  34. Rammstein Rocks To European Chart Peak

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT German rock mainstay Rammstein's "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da" (Motor) races 15-1 to top Billboard's European Albums chart, as Robbie Williams' "Bodies" (Virgin/EMI) starts a second week atop European Hot 100 Singles. ...

  35. Muse, Lily Allen, Kasabian Collect Q Awards

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Muse, Lily Allen and Kasabian all walked away with Q awards at the annual ceremony organized by the U.K.-based monthly music magazine. Held today (Oct. 26) at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, Allen won the best track award for "The Fear&q ...

  36. Downloads Push U.K. Singles To All-Time High

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Downloading has helped 2009 become the biggest-ever year for single sales in the United Kingdom with more than 117 million units sold to date, according to labels body the BPI. The previous record figure for U.K. single sales was set in 2008 when ...

  37. Lady Gaga Announces U.K. Arena Dates

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's recently crowned Rising Star of the Year Lady Gaga is to play a 9-date U.K. arena tour in February and March 2010 as part of her worldwide "The Monster Ball" solo tour. The U.K. trek begins Feb. 10 at Nottingham Arena an ...

  38. Madonna, Robbie Williams Rule In Europe

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard’s new pan-European sales charts show Madonna starting a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while Robbie Williams makes a triumphant return, topping European Hot 100 Singles with “Bodies” (Virgin/EMI). “Celebration” loses it ...

  39. Alexandra Burke, Editors Top U.K. Charts

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Birmingham, England rock band Editors achieved their second consecutive No. 1 debut on the new U.K. album chart yesterday, while pop vocalist Alexandra Burke scored a new singles bestseller. "In This Light and On This Evening" (Kitchenwa ...

  40. Madonna Celebrates 3rd Week Atop Euro Chart

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Celebration" (Warner Bros.) moves into a third week at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums, as "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by David Guetta featuring Akon secures a sixth week at No. 1 on European Hot 100 Singles. ...

  41. Streisand's 'Love' Climbs To No. 1 In U.K.

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Barbra Streisand's "Love Is The Answer" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) climbed 4-1 on the new U.K. album chart, becoming her sixth No. 1 on that survey, but her first chart-topping studio album since 1980. Giving Sony labels a ...

  42. Madonna Secures Second Week Atop Euro Chart

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's pan-European sales chart leaders continue their runs, with Madonna's "Celebration" (Warner Bros.) starting a second week at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums and "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by David Guett ...

  43. Australian Idol Star Leads ARIA Nominations

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping "Australian Idol" alumni Jessica Mauboy, New Zealand-born rising star Ladyhawke and psychedelic electro-pop outfit Empire of the Sun shine bright on the list of contenders for this year's ARIA Awards, organizers reveal ...

  44. Paramore Scores First U.K. No. 1

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Paramore scored its first U.K. No. 1 album Sunday with "Brand New Eyes" (Fueled By Ramen/Warner Music), as Taio Cruz's "Break Your Heart" (Universal Island) began a third week atop the singles survey. Paramore's previ ...

  45. Madonna's 'Celebration' Tops Euro Chart

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's "Celebration" (Warner Bros.) overtakes Muse's "The Resistance" (Helium 3/Warner Music) to debut at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey. There's a fourth week as the European Hot 1 ...

  46. Madonna's U.K. Chart 'Celebration'

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna matched Elvis Presley's U.K. record for a solo act as her "Celebration" retrospective (Warner Bros.) debuted at No. 1 yesterday (Sunday). Taio Cruz started a second week atop the singles chart with "Break Your Heart&quo ...

  47. No Resistance To Muse On Euro Chart

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British rock band Muse goes straight to No. 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums with its fifth album "The Resistance" (Helium 3/Warner Music). David Guetta's "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI), featuring Akon ...

  48. Sugababes To Continue Minus Original Members

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act the Sugababes will release their new album "Sweet 7" (Island/Universal) as planned on Nov. 23 in the U.K. and Europe, following the departure of the group's only remaining original member Keisha Buchanan. The founding m ...

  49. David Guetta Achieves Euro Chart Double

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT French DJ-artist David Guetta pulls off a pan-European chart double, rising 2-1 on European Top 100 Albums with "One Love" and starting a second week atop European Hot 100 Singles with "Sexy Chick" (Gum/Positiva/Virgin/EMI), fe ...

  50. Natalie Imbruglia To Showcase Comeback Set At Heaven

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian-born pop singer Natalie Imbruglia will play an Oct. 1 show at London's Heaven venue ahead of the release of her new album, "Come To Life," on Oct. 5 (Island/Universal). "Come To Life" will be the London-based si ...

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