Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

  1. 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 ...

  2. Arctic Monkeys' 'Humbug' Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys' third album "Humbug" (Domino) becomes the British modern rock band's first No. 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart. Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)" is relegat ...

  3. Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal Top U.K. Charts

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys scored their third U.K. No. 1 album and Dizzee Rascal his third No. 1 single in the territory as the new charts were published Sunday (Aug. 30) by the Official Charts Company. The English modern rock band's third album "Hu ...

  4. Lewis' 'Spirit' Soars Into History Books

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis' "Spirit" (SyCo) has entered into the record books, becoming the fastest-selling debut album in U.K. chart history. The former "X-Factor" winner's album sold more than 375,000 copies in the seven days endi ...

  5. Lewis' 'Spirit' Off To A Flier

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis' debut album "Spirit" (Syco) has had a blistering start at retail, selling more than 130,000 copies on its first day on the racks yesterday. The set has sold as many as the rest of the top 10 albums combined, according t ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lavigne Remains No. 1 As Joe Debuts High

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne's "The Best Damn Thing" remains atop The Billboard 200 for a second week straight, despite a 58% drop in sales. The RCA effort sold 122,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. R&B singer Jo ...

  8. Avril Maintains Top Slot, Joe Starts at No. 2

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Best Damn Thing," while R&B singer Joe begins in the runner-up slot with his new "Ain't Nothing Like Me" ... U.K. band Arctic Monkeys bow in the top 10, while ...

  9. Arctic Monkeys Set For Digital Milestone

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys are on course to break another chart record, this time on digital sales. Thanks to a relaxing in January of the rules governing eligibility for the Official U.K. Singles Chart, all 12 tracks from the new Domino album "Favou ...

  10. Dream Start For Arctic Monkeys' 'Nightmare'

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys have swung back into U.K. record stores in style with exceptional opening sales for their second album, "Favourite Worst Nightmare." The hugely anticipated set shifted almost 85,000 units on its first day of release ye ...

  11. Review: Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’

    April 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys: “Favourite Worst Nightmare” Producers: James Ford, Mike Crossey Domino Release Date: April 24 Arctic Monkeys' 2006 debut set "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" was a genuine U.K. phenomenon -- ...

  12. U.K. Album Sales Fall In Q1

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. album sales fell by 6% in the first quarter of 2007 compared to the same period for 2006, according to figures collated by the Official U.K. Charts Company (OCC). Although compilation albums managed a year-on-year increase of 10.1% to 6,599,5 ...

  13. Domino Makes Push In Asia-Pacific Markets

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Domino, the British independent label to the Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand, is gaining a presence in the Asia-Pacific markets with SWAT Enterprises acting as its consultant for the region. SWAT brokered distribution and licensing deals for Do ...

  14. Arctic Monkeys Snatch Two NME Trophies

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Arctic Monkeys cemented their status as Britain's hottest young band at the NME Awards tonight, where they won two categories. In a ceremony at London's Hammersmith Palais, the rockers won best album for their debut "Whatever Pe ...

  15. Albums Rise On 'Brit-Effect'

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Brit awards winners and performers have seen the customary upturn in sales after Wednesday's ceremony, with the Killers and Amy Winehouse enjoying the healthiest pick-ups. Comparing Thursday's album sales with those of the previous Thurs ...

  16. Arctic Monkeys, The Killers Slay At Brit Awards

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST With two trophies apiece, the Arctic Monkeys and the Killers slayed the competition at the Brit Awards tonight (Feb. 14) in London. The Monkeys won British group and British album for their U.K. smash "Whatever People Say I Am, That's Wh ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Dylan's 'Modern Times' Wins Billboard's Critics Poll

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan's "Modern Times" (Columbia) has won the 2006 Billboard Critics' Choice poll, which rounds up top 10 lists from 48 of the magazine's staff and freelance writers. Dylan was mentioned on a leading eight lists, inclu ...

  20. Arctic Monkeys Win U.K.'s Mercury Prize

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys have won the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the "album of the year" award for British and Irish acts. The act's debut set, "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (Domino), The Arctic M ...

  21. Eraser Vies With Monkeys For Mercury Prize

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Only eight days after its release, Radiohead frontman Thom Yoke's solo debut "The Eraser" (XL) was installed today (July 18) as the bookmakers' joint favorite for the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize alo Only eight days after its ...

  22. Eraser Vies With Monkeys For Mercury Prize

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shortlist unveiled July 18. Only eight days after its release, Radiohead frontman Thom Yoke's solo debut "The Eraser" (XL) was installed today (July 18) as the bookmakers' joint favorite for the 2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize al ...

  23. Keane's 'Iron Sea' Sails To European No. 1

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English melodic rock band Keane goes straight to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with its sophomore set "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island). It opens at the top in the United Kingdom, Ireland and English melodic rock band Keane goes ...

  24. Keane's 'Iron Sea' Sails To European No. 1

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT English melodic rock band Keane goes straight to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with its sophomore set "Under the Iron Sea" (Universal Island). It opens at the top in the United Kingdom, Ireland and English melodic rock band Keane goes ...

  25. 'High School' Leads Youthful Album Chart Charge

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Set sold 101,000 copies in the United States. After seven weeks on the chart, the soundtrack to "High School Musical" rises to the top on The Billboard 200, up from last week's previous high of No. 6. The Walt Disney set sold 101, ...

  26. Kaiser Chiefs Dominate BRIT Awards

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards 2006, held tonight (Feb. 15) at London's Earls Court. The Leeds-England alternative rock outfit won three at the U.K. industry's show Kaiser Chiefs took home three trophi ...

  27. Blunt Maintains Euro Albums Chart Domination

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic), his countrymen Arctic Monkeys are chasing his chart crown. While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedla ...

  28. Blunt Maintains Euro Albums Chart Domination

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic), his countrymen Arctic Monkeys are chasing his chart crown. While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedla ...

  29. Blunt Maintains Pole-Position On Euro Chart

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt leads European Top 100 Albums for a third consecutive, and fourth aggregate, week with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic. It now moves 2-1 in Switzerland, stays at No. 2 in France and climbs 3-2 James Blunt leads European Top 100 Al ...

  30. Blunt Maintains Pole-Position On Euro Chart

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt leads European Top 100 Albums for a third consecutive, and fourth aggregate, week with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic. It now moves 2-1 in Switzerland, stays at No. 2 in France and climbs 3-2 James Blunt leads European Top 100 Al ...

  31. Arctic Monkeys Earn Fastest-Selling U.K. Debut

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Move 360,000 copies first week. Arctic Monkeys have achieved the fastest-selling debut album in British chart history, opening at No. 1 yesterday (Jan. 29) thanks to sales of 360,000 copies of "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I ...

  32. Arctic Monkeys Debut Heading For Record Books

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hot British alternative rock act Arctic Monkeys are poised to set an industry benchmark after retailers reported explosive first week sales for their debut album. The album is expected to be a distant Hot British alternative rock act Arctic Monkey ...

  33. Arctic Monkeys Debut Heading For Record Books

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hot British alternative rock act Arctic Monkeys are poised to set an industry benchmark after retailers reported explosive first week sales for their debut album. The album is expected to be a distant Hot British alternative rock act Arctic Monkey ...

  34. Blunt Spikes Euro Chart Rivals

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) starts its second consecutive, and third aggregate, week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. "Bedlam" this week climbs 2-1 in Sweden and improves 5-2 in Port James Blunt's &q ...

  35. Blunt Spikes Euro Chart Rivals

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Bedlam' stays at Euro albums chart pinnacle. James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) starts its second consecutive, and third aggregate, week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. "Bedlam" this week climbs 2-1 ...