1. Alexandra Burke

    Alexandra Burke

    2 Albums, 5 Songs

    • Overcome
    • Overcome [Deluxe Edition] [Girls' Night In Edition]
  2. Duran Duran, Snow Patrol Kick Off Olympic Concerts in Hyde Park

    July 28, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Sir Paul McCartney and Arctic Moneys were serenading the atheletes across town, a spectacular concert featuring Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics and Paolo Nutini took place in London's Hyde Park Friday (June 27) evening to mark the ...

  3. Gotye, Military Wives Atop U.K. Charts

    March 19, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 As Gotye 's "Somebody That I Used To Know," featuring Kimbra, started a fifth aggregate week atop the U.K. singles chart, the Military Wives moved to the album summit yesterday, Mothering Sunday , with "In My Dreams." The gr ...

  4. Michael Buble, Military Wives Top U.K. Charts

    December 27, 2011 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, "Wherever You Are" (Decca/Universal) by the Military Wives with Gareth Malone was confirmed on Christmas Day as the U.K.'s festive No. 1 single. It smashed the record for best first-week sales by any track in the market i ...

  5. Simon Cowell Calls Gaga A 'Boring Singer,' Disses Beyonce & Katy Perry

    September 28, 2011 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Simon Cowell may have blacklisted a few top names from performing on his newly launched stateside "X Factor." The blatant brute recently spoke to the UK's The Daily Mirror about several chart-topping females' voices, as well as h ...

  6. Arcade Fire, Eminem, Mumford & Sons Earn BRIT Award Nominations

    January 13, 2011 2:50 PM EST 0 0 0 British rapper Tinie Tempah led the field on Thursday at the BRIT awards with four nominations, just ahead of singer-songwriter Plan B , folk rock act Mumford & Sons and London's The XX , who each had three nods. In a turnaround from 2010&# ...

  7. Black Eyed Peas Score Fifth No. 1 Single in U.K.

    December 13, 2010 9:25 AM EST 0 0 0 As Take That 's "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) moved past one million U.K. sales to start a fourth week atop the album chart there, the Black Eyed Peas scored a fifth No. 1 single in the territory, climbing 6-1 with "The Time (Di ...

  8. Sean Garrett: Nicki Minaj's Failed Single Was 'Out Of My Control'

    October 20, 2010 2:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer/songwriter/producer Sean Garrett has been responsible for creating hits like Usher 's "Yeah," Beyonce 's "Ring The Alarm" and Ciara 's "Goodies." But it doesn't mean the hit-making machine has ...

  9. Elton John: Today's Songwriters 'Pretty Awful'

    October 19, 2010 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 British singer Elton John described today's songwriters as "pretty awful," pop music as uninspiring and talent shows like "American Idol" as boring in an interview published on Tuesday. The 63-year-old singer of "Your S ...

  10. Phil Collins 'Back' At No. 1 in U.K.

    September 27, 2010 7:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Atlantic label has both new U.K. chart champions, with Phil Collins topping the U.K. album chart for the first time in 12 years, after his soul covers set "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music) climbed 4-1 on the new Official Charts Comp ...

  11. The Script Beats Linkin Park On U.K. Chart

    September 20, 2010 8:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Irish band the Script made it two U.K. No. 1 albums from two releases as new sales data was unveiled by the Official Charts Company. Their "Science & Faith" (Phonogenic/Sony Music Entertainment) sold 71,000 copies to claim the top spot ...

  12. The Script Beats Linkin Park On U.K. Chart

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Irish band the Script made it two U.K. No. 1 albums from two releases as new sales data was unveiled by the Official Charts Company. Their "Science & Faith" (Phonogenic/Sony Music Entertainment) sold 71,000 copies to claim the top sp ...

  13. Katy Perry Holds Off Eminem On Euro Chart

    September 16, 2010 9:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry 's "Teenage Dream" (Capitol/EMI) may have had its Billboard 200 reign limited to one week, but it's beginning a second week atop European Albums, as "We Speak No Americano" (Sweat It Out/All Around The World/ ...

  14. Brandon Flowers Debuts at No. 1 in U.K.

    September 13, 2010 8:08 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brandon Flowers ' solo album "Flamingo" (Vertigo/Universal) made a No. 1 debut on the new U.K. sales charts. Former "X Factor" winner Alexandra Burke landed a third No. 1 single with "Start Without You" (Syco Music ...

  15. Brandon Flowers Debuts At No. 1 In U.K.

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brandon Flowers ' solo album "Flamingo" (Vertigo/Universal) made a No. 1 debut on the new U.K. sales charts. Former "X Factor" winner Alexandra Burke landed a third No. 1 single with "Start Without You" (Syco Mus ...

  16. Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal Lead MOBO Nominations

    September 08, 2010 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tinie Tempah leads the nominations for the 2010 MOBO Awards. The chart-topping U.K. rapper is up for four awards at the ceremony next month. Dizzee Rascal , Professor Green, N-Dubz and Plan B each have three nominations for the U.K. urban music awar ...

  17. Alexandra Burke Confirms Debut Tour

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop/R&B singer Alexandra Burke will embark on her first U.K. tour at the beginning of 2011. The 2008 "X Factor" winner has announced the 18 dates for her "All Night Long" tour, promoted by AEG Live. The opening show wi ...

  18. 'Exile On Main St' Back At U.K. No. 1

    May 24, 2010 7:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 For the first time in 16 years, the Rolling Stones top the U.K. album chart, after their reissued 1972 album "Exile On Main St" (Polydor/Universal) hit No. 1. U.S. hip-hop artist B.O.B. debuted at the singles summit with "Nothing On Y ...

  19. Keane Arrives At U.K. Chart Summit

    May 17, 2010 8:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 British melodic rock band Keane achieved their fourth consecutive U.K. No. 1 album with "Night Train" (Universal Island) as the Official Charts Company confirmed the new sales charts on Sunday night (May 16). Roll Deep 's "Good T ...

  20. U.K. Haiti Benefit Single Debuts At No. 1

    February 15, 2010 8:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment's star-packed charity cover of R.E.M. 's "Everybody Hurts," rush-released under the name Helping Haiti to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake, stormed to No. 1 on the new U.K. singl ...

  21. Cowell's Haiti Single Sells 200,000 In 2 Days

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.K. benefit single for Haiti organized by Simon Cowell has sold more than 200,000 in two days, according to the Official Charts Company (OCC). The cover of REM's "Everybody Hurts" for the Helping Haiti release from Sony Music f ...

  22. Producer RedOne Eyes Michael Jackson Release

    January 21, 2010 12:52 PM EST 0 0 0 Grammy-nominated producer RedOne, who helped Lady Gaga top charts around the world, believes that music he worked on with Michael Jackson before the singer's death could yet be released. The 37-year-old producer, born in Morocco and steeped in ...

  23. Susan Boyle Tops Lady Gaga In 2009 U.K. Sales Race

    January 04, 2010 8:22 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

  24. Rage Against The Machine Beats 'X Factor' To U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 21, 2009 7:08 AM EST 0 0 0 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 of ...

  25. Syco Appoints David Gray As A&R SVP

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 Syco Entertainment has appointed David Gray to the position of SVP A&R at Syco Music as part of the label's U.S. expansion plans. Gray, who will continue to be based in the U.S., has already been working on Syco projects including albums for ...

  26. Rage Against Simon Cowell's X Factor

    December 10, 2009 5:51 PM EST 0 0 0 "Fed up of Simon Cowell's latest karaoke act being Christmas No.1?" That's the rallying cry from a Facebook group launched to block another "The X Factor" winner from scoring the U.K.'s No. 1 Christmas song. Jon an ...

  27. Alexandra Burke, Cheryl Cole Top U.K. Charts

    October 26, 2009 9:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former "X Factor" winner Alexandra Burke gets a No. 1 debut for her first album "Overcome" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) on the new U.K. chart. But she loses not only top spot on the singles survey with "Bad Boys,&qu ...

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

    October 19, 2009 8:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 Birmingham, England rock band Editors achieved their second consecutive No. 1 debut on the new U.K. album chart, while pop vocalist Alexandra Burke scored a new singles bestseller. "In This Light and On This Evening" (Kitchenware), Editors ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. JLS, Michael Jackson Top U.K. Charts

    July 20, 2009 10:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 JLS , the British boy band who were runners-up to Alexandra Burke in the fifth series of talent series "The X Factor" last December, scored a No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (19) with their first release, "Beat Again" (Epic/Sony Musi ...

  31. JLS, Michael Jackson Top U.K. Charts

    July 20, 2009 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 JLS, the British boy band who were runners-up to Alexandra Burke in the fifth series of talent series "The X Factor" last December, scored a No. 1 U.K. single yesterday (19) with their first release, "Beat Again" (Epic/Sony Music ...

  32. Jeff Buckley 'Grace' Live Footage Compiled

    March 12, 2009 5:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jeff Buckley's fame and popularity continue to spread 15 years since the release of his celebrated debut, "Grace," and more than a decade after his untimely death. In celebration of his legacy and the album's anniversary, on June ...

  33. Leonard Cohen To Release First Album Since 2004

    February 13, 2009 10:44 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leonard Cohen will release "Live in London," his first new album in five years, on March 31 via Columbia. The set was culled from his July 17, 2008, performance at London's 02 Arena during his world tour la ...

  34. Leonard Cohen Sets NYC Show, Tour To Follow?

    January 13, 2009 3:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Leonard Cohen will play his first U.S. concert in 15 years at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Feb. 19, and speculation is that it will serve as the anchor for a North American tour. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (Jan. 16) via Ticketmaster ...

  35. Lady GaGa, Kings Of Leon Lead U.K. Charts

    January 12, 2009 10:29 AM EST 0 0 0 Lady GaGa mirrored her current Billboard Hot 100 success by moving to the top of the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 11) with "Just Dance" (Interscope) featuring Colby O'Donis. Kings Of Leon's "Only by the Night" ...

  36. Burke Scores Million-Seller

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Alexandra Burke's debut single "Hallelujah" (Syco/Sony Music Entertainment) has joined an exclusive club of top-selling singles artists in the U.K. after less than four weeks. According to the Official Charts Co, the cover of the Le ...

  37. Buckley Hits Set Gets New Push

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment is re-promoting the U.K. release of its Jeff Buckley compilation, "So Real: Songs From Jeff Buckley," to capitalize on the success of the track "Hallelujah." The campaign, which launched this week, incl ...

  38. Bandier Hails Million-Selling 'Hallelujah'

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman and CEO Martin Bandier has spoken of the longevity and current success of "Hallelujah," which is currently No. 1 in the U.K. singles chart. The cover of Leonard Cohen's 1984 song by Alexandra Burke ...

  39. Take That, Alexandra Burke Rule U.K. Charts

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The U.K.'s final weekly sales charts of 2008, published yesterday (Dec. 28), saw Alexandra Burke and Take That retain their singles and album crowns, respectively. "X Factor" winner Burke's "Hallelujah" (Syco Music/So ...

  40. Duffy Tops U.K. 2008 Album Sales

    December 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Duffy has scored the biggest-selling album of 2008 in the U.K. with "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal), according to the Official Charts Company. The pop vocalist's debut set moved 1,685,000 copies, beating off a late challenge from re ...

  41. Alexandra Burke Is 'X Factor' On U.K. Charts

    December 22, 2008 10:32 AM EST "X Factor" winner Alexandra Burke had her U.K. Christmas No. 1 single confirmed yesterday (Dec. 21), as her version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) debuted at the top with sales of 576,000 units to ...

  42. 'Hallelujah' Double On U.K. Chart

    December 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alexandra Burke, winner of TV music talent show "The X Factor," has scored the U.K. Christmas No. 1 with "Hallelujah" (Syco) while Jeff Buckley's version of the Leonard Cohen song is at No. 2. Burke sold 576,000 copies acc ...

  43. Take That, Leona Still Strong On U.K. Charts

    December 15, 2008 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Take That's "The Circus" album (Polydor/Universal) and Leona Lewis' "Run" single (Syco Music/Sony BMG) kept their places as the U.K.'s bestsellers on the new sales charts published yesterday (Dec. 14). The Take Tha ...

  44. 'X Factor' Winner Favorite For U.K. No. 1

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Alexandra Burke, who won TV music talent contest "The X Factor" at the weekend, looks set to secure the U.K. Christmas No. 1 with her cover of "Hallelujah" (Syco). The song, originally written and recorded by Leonard Cohen, was ...