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  1. How Do Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Compare With Other Duos, Chart-Wise?

    May 10, 2013 5:51 PM EDT As previously reported, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis log an historic No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, as "Can't Hold Us" (featuring Ray Dalton) follows their "Thrift Shop" (featuring Wanz) to the top, making the ...

  2. Simon Darlow, Songwriter for Grace Jones, Shirley Bassey, Named Chairman of U.K. Rights Org BASCA

    February 28, 2013 5:00 AM EST U.K. songwriters’ body BASCA (the British Association of Songwriters, Composers & Authors) has announced the appointment of composer, musician and arranger Simon Darlow as its new chairman. Darlow, 52, has a long list of song credits including ...

  3. X Factor Finalists Top U.K. Charts

    December 05, 2011 7:48 AM EST The U.K. charts have the "X Factor" again this week, with former finalist Olly Murs debuting atop the album chart with "In Case You Didn't Know" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) and the charity release by the show's 20 ...

  4. Chart Moves: Katy Perry, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Adele

    April 28, 2011 11:15 AM EDT A look at some of the most notable movers and shakers on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles and Billboard 200 albums charts. The Billboard Hot 100: -- Katy Perry: "E.T.," featuring Kanye West (2-1), rebounds for a fourth week at ...

  5. George Michael Released From Prison

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT George Michael has regained his freedom. The singer was released from jail Monday after serving almost four weeks for driving under the influence of drugs. Michael thanked those who had supported him while he was jailed and said outside his north ...

  6. George Michael Denies Receiving Special Treatment In Jail

    October 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jailed singer George Michael has denied newspaper reports that he is receiving special treatment while in prison for driving under the influence of drugs. In a statement, the 47-year-old former Wham! frontman said he felt compelled to address what ...

  7. Jailed George Michael Abandons Bail Bid

    September 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jailed British singer George Michael has abandoned an application for bail, the Press Association reported on Friday (Sept. 17). The 47-year-old was sentenced to eight weeks in prison this week for crashing his car while high on cannabis, and lawy ...

  8. George Michael Jailed For 8 Weeks

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A British judge has sentenced George Michael to eight weeks in jail for driving while under the influence of drugs after the singer crashed his car into a London photo shop. The singer pleaded guilty last month to driving under the influence and p ...

  9. George Michael Pleads Guilty To Drug Offenses

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT George Michael admitted on Tuesday (Aug. 24) that he had been under the influence of cannabis when he crashed his car into a north London shop in July. The judge at the magistrate's court who heard the 47-year-old star's guilty plea warn ...

  10. RATM Vs 'X Factor' For U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rage Against the Machine and "X Factor" winner Joe McElderry are engaged in a fierce battle for the U.K. Christmas No. 1 single. The Official Charts Company said that Rage Against the Machine's "Killing In the Name" (Sony ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Soulja Boy Climbs Hot 100

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Soulja Boy logs another leap on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with "Kiss Me Thru The Phone," which jumps from No. 9 to No. 4 and earns the week's biggest airplay gainer title. "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" was last week' ...

  13. Swift Steady at No. 1 While 'Slumdog' Slides Into Top Five

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's "Fearless" is a non-mover at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, sticking around for an amazing 11th week at the top ... the chart's top debut comes from metal band Lamb of God, while the Jonas Brothers also ...

  14. Joy Division Honored At Diesel Awards

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joy Division and its sleeve designer Peter Saville were among the winners at the Diesel:U:Music Awards in London. On the eve of the national U.K. release of "Control," the biopic of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, the Manchester post-pun ...

  15. European Survey Tells Floyd 'Wish You Were Here'

    September 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Pink Floyd comeback would be the greatest gig in the sky, according to the findings of a new Europe-wide poll. When asked "Which band would you most like to see re-form," more than 26% of respondents to the census, published today by d ...

  16. Michael Fined For Late Wembley Close

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT George Michael has reportedly been fined £130,000 ($264,000) for allowing his curtain-raising show at London's new Wembley Stadium to overrun its allotted time. Michael became the first musician to play at the rebuilt stadium in London on Jun ...

  17. Michael Adds Second Wembley Date

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST George Michael has extended his British and European tour to include a second Wembley Stadium date. Michael will now also perform June 10 at the rebuilt London stadium, in addition to the previously-announced June 9 date. Michael's manager An ...

  18. George Michael To Open New Wembley

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Singer George Michael will be the first pop artist to play a concert at the new Wembley Stadium, the venue's managing director said on Sunday. Michael's gig at the much-delayed rebuilt stadium, which has cost more than 750 million pounds ...

  19. George Michael Kicks Off First Tour In 15 Years

    September 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kicks off 47-gig tour called '25 Live.' George Michael, who has caused as much controversy as he has won critical acclaim, kicked off his first tour in 15 years with a mixture of dance hits, ballads and political commentary. Having sworn ...

  20. Warner/Chappell Re-Ups With George Michael

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music U.K. has extended the term of its publishing administration agreement with George Michael and expanded the deal to cover all territories worldwide. Warner/Chappell Music U.K. has extended the term of its publishing administra ...

  21. Warner/Chappell Re-Ups With George Michael

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New publishing admin deal covers world. Warner/Chappell Music U.K. has extended the term of its publishing administration agreement with George Michael and expanded the deal to cover all territories worldwide. Michael released his first solo singl ...

  22. George Michael Arrested In Drugs Probe

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST British singer George Michael was arrested on Sunday (Feb. 26) on suspicion of possessing drugs after he was found slumped in a car in central London, a police source said. British singer George Michael was arrested on Sunday (Feb. 26) on suspicio ...

  23. George Michael Arrested In Drugs Probe

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Singer found 'slumped over steering wheel.' British singer George Michael was arrested on Sunday (Feb. 26) on suspicion of possessing drugs after he was found slumped in a car in central London, a police source said. Michael, 42, who has ...

  24. Bryan Morrison Snaps Up Snapper

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran music publisher Bryan Morrison has bought a 75% stake in London-based audio/visual company Snapper Music for an undisclosed sum. Veteran music publisher Bryan Morrison has bought a 75% stake in London-based audio/visual company Snapper Mus ...

  25. U.K.'s MMF Elects Summers Chairman

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran artist manager Jazz Summers has been elected chairman of the U.K.'s Music Manager's Forum for a one-year term. He succeeds John Glover, who stepped down from the role. Veteran artist manager Jazz Summers has been elected chairman ...

  26. U.K.'s MMF Elects Summers Chairman

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran artist manager Jazz Summers has been elected chairman of the U.K.'s Music Manager's Forum for a one-year term. He succeeds John Glover, who stepped down from the role. Veteran artist manager Jazz Summers has been elected chairman ...

  27. U.K.'s MMF Elects Summers Chairman

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran artist manager Jazz Summers has been elected chairman of the U.K.'s Music Manager's Forum for a one-year term. He succeeds John Glover, who stepped down from the role. Veteran artist manager Jazz Summers has been elected chairman ...

  28. George Michael Leads IFPI Platinum Honorees

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST George Michael's 2-CD best-of album "Ladies and Gentlemen" collected its 6th IFPI Platinum Europe Award in February, for shipments of 6 million units in the region. George Michael's 2-CD best-of album "Ladies and Gentlemen ...

  29. Winwood To Retire From Sony U.K.

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A&R vet due to leave in March Muff Winwood is to retire at the end of March as senior VP of A&R at Sony Music U.K. and managing director of S2, Bulletin has learned. Winwood, 60, joined Sony (formerly CBS) U.K. in 1978 as director of A ...

  30. Winwood To Retire From Sony U.K.

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A&R vet to exit firm in March Muff Winwood is to retire at the end of March as senior VP of A&R at Sony Music U.K. and managing director of S2, Bulletin has learned. Winwood, 60, joined Sony (formerly CBS) U.K. in 1978 as director of A ...