Urban Hymns

  1. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine, Dizzee Rascal, Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organized by trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 fro ...

  2. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle. U.K. acts Florence and the Machine, Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Are ...

  3. The Verve Storms To No. 1 U.K. Debut

    September 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Verve delivered a No. 1 U.K. album for Parlophone/EMI on Sunday (Aug. 31) as "Forth" debuted at the top. In a double for EMI labels, Virgin's Katy Perry started a fourth week at the singles chart summit with "I Kis ...

  4. The Verve Makes A Beautiful Racket On Reunion Album

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Talk of a return to the relative glory days of a decade ago is often hostage to the fortunes of the modern music business. But the re-formation of the Verve has its supporters dreaming big. The reunited British modern rock quartet, fronted by Rich ...

  5. The Verve Storms Back On Fourth Album

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Verve roars back to life after an 11-year hiatus between new albums with "Forth," a bracing blend of the experimentalism of the group's early work and the more structured songwriting of its last two efforts. The set is due Aug. ...

  6. Glastonbury Shines On, Retailers Say

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury Festival may have closed its gates on another edition, but the goodwill from this year's June 27-29 event continues to flow at the tills. Jay-Z's firework on the main Pyramid Stage has translated into a huge sales rises at re ...

  7. The Verve Books Spring U.S. Shows

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Verve has scheduled its first U.S. shows in nearly a decade in conjunction with its late April appearance at the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif. The group will play in Las Vegas on April 26 and in New York on April 28-29. The reunited U.K. ...