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  1. 'X Factor' U.K. Judge Louis Walsh to Quit After Upcoming Season

    August 07, 2013 4:28 AM EDT Louis Walsh, a veteran judge on "The X Factor" in the U.K., says he will leave the music talent show after the upcoming season. The Irish music manager has been on the Simon Cowell developed show on ITV since its launch. "I'v ...

  2. Little Mix, First Band To Win UK X Factor, Has No. 1 Single

    December 13, 2011 9:48 AM EST Little Mix, a four-piece girl band became the first group to win the UK's version of the reality show "X Factor" in front of a TV audience of 12.9 million and a live crowd of ten-thousand. The four girls, all under 20, beat finalist ...

  3. This Week in Billboard History: Simon Cowell's Pre-'American Idol' Idols; The Singing Nun Sets Chart Record

    December 12, 2011 8:25 AM EST Working out the Formula: Simon Cowell (left) and Robson Green and Jerome Flynn, two British actors who Cowell helped take to the top of the charts. 1995: Simon Cowell's Pre-American Idols: British Soldier Actors A report from London detailed ...

  4. Nettwerk, Island Taking Songwriters To Bali

    May 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sun, surf and the sands of idyllic Bali will be the special ingredients for a master songwriting workshop, dreamt up by executives for Nettwerk Music Group and Island Records Australia . Pop star Delta Goodrem will join her partner the former West ...

  5. Boyzone, Lady Gaga Top U.K. Charts

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Irish pop band Boyzone's "Brother" (Polydor/Universal) returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday, as Lady Gaga's "Telephone" (Interscope/Universal), featuring Beyoncé, started a second week atop the single ...

  6. Boyzone Singer Gately, 33, Dies In Mallorca

    October 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, 33, died while on holiday in Mallorca, Spain, the Irish pop group's official Web site said on Sunday. "Stephen tragically died whilst on holiday in Mallorca yesterday," the announcement said. It said G ...

  7. Take That's 'Circus' Tops 2008

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop act Take That has claimed the record for Britain's fastest-selling album of 2008, with 432,000 copies of its album "The Circus" (Poyldor/Universal) bought in its first week. According to chart compiler the Official Charts C ...

  8. 'X Factor' Dominates Christmas U.K. Pop Charts

    December 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST The "X Factor" notched up a Christmas pop chart double on Sunday, with this year's winner of the TV talent show taking the coveted number one single spot and last year's victor notching up the best-selling album. As expected, S ...

  9. Avril Continues Euro Albums Chart Rule

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT While Avril Lavigne starts a second week atop Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey with "The Best Damn Thing" (RCA), there's a new champion on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, as "Beautiful Liar" (World Music/Columbia ...

  10. Study: U.K. Arena Attendance, Ticket Sales Up

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The leading U.K. arenas recorded an 11% hike in the number of visitors for all events in 2006 to 8.3 million, with the number of ticket sales for music events jumping 11% to 5.9 million and accounting for 71% of the total attendance. The study, by ...

  11. Winners' Circle

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For five seasons, "Idol" has packed the charts with pop tarts, soulful singers and even a country princess. Idol: Kelly Clarkson (Season 1) Winning Song: "Before Your Love" Career Thus Far: Clarkson is the first and easily the ...

  12. Snow Patrol Round-Up Four Meteor Awards

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Snow Patrol scooped four awards at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2007, held last night (Feb. 1) in Dublin. The Scottish/Irish alternative rock group won for best Irish band, best Irish album for "Eyes Open," (Fiction), best live perfor ...

  13. Homegrown Talent Rules In U.K. 2006 Sales

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a year which saw overall album sales slip slightly, local content was king, new sales data for the 2006 British recorded music market indicates. Over the course of the year, U.K. acts accounted for a 61.9% share of the country's 100 best-s ...

  14. Robbie's 'Rudebox' Holds Off Jamiroquai In Europe

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams withstands the sales of a new singles retrospective by Jamiroquai to begin a third week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums with "Rudebox" (Chrysalis). Although Williams' set slides Robbie Williams withstands the ...

  15. Robbie's 'Rudebox' Holds Off Jamiroquai In Europe

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams withstands the sales of a new singles retrospective by Jamiroquai to begin a third week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums with "Rudebox" (Chrysalis). Although Williams' set slides Robbie Williams withstands the ...

  16. Nokia And Live Nation In Ticketing Pact

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST New service provides concert tickets via handsets. Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone manufacturer, has joined forces with leading international music promoter Live Nation to unveil today (Feb. 1) a new U.K. digital-ticketing service cal ...

  17. Nokia And Live Nation In Ticketing Pact

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone manufacturer, has joined forces with leading international music promoter Live Nation to unveil today (Feb. 1) a new U.K. digital-ticketing service called ticke Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-ph ...

  18. Robbie Williams Takes 'Intensive Care' Of Euro Charts

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams goes straight to the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis), amassing an impressive collection of first-week No.1 rankings. The album outsells all Robbie Williams goes straight t ...

  19. Robbie Williams Takes 'Intensive Care' Of Euro Charts

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST New set ships 1.5 million units. Robbie Williams goes straight to the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis), amassing an impressive collection of first-week No.1 rankings. The album outsells al ...

  20. Chambers Launches Helix Production Company

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST British songwriter and producer Guy Chambers has launched a production company, Helix Music. Based in London, Helix is a partnership between Chambers' firm Orgasmatron and management company Bloodmusi British songwriter and producer Guy Chamb ...

  21. Chambers Launches Helix Production Company

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST British songwriter and producer Guy Chambers has launched a production company, Helix Music. Based in London, Helix is a partnership between Chambers' firm Orgasmatron and management company Bloodmusi British songwriter and producer Guy Chamb ...

  22. Wembley Arena Gets Another Cash Injection

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Developers of Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoor venues, will extend its refurbishment and upgrade program by investing a further £9 million ($16.59 million). Developers of Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoo ...

  23. Wembley Arena Gets Another Cash Injection

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Developers of Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoor venues, will extend its refurbishment and upgrade program by investing a further £9 million ($16.59 million). Developers of Wembley Arena, one of London's biggest indoo ...

  24. Westlife Singer McFadden Quits

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bryan McFadden has quit multi-million-selling Irish boy band Westlife. A news conference was held in Dublin's Four Seasons Hotel today (March 9) to announce the singer's "amicable departure" from the Bryan McFadden has quit mul ...

  25. BMG Launches Westlife Campaign

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG U.K. & Ireland has teamed up with British broadcaster GWR Group for a marketing campaign in support of pop band Westlife. The promotion involves GWR's 32-station Mix network and national digit BMG U.K. & Ireland has teamed up ...