1. Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith Top U.K. Charts

    June 09, 2014 8:50 AM EDT Ed Sheeran has scored his first U.K. No. 1 single, debuting at the top of the new chart published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (June 8) with “Sing” (Asylum/Warner Music). Sam Smith started a second week at the album chart summit with “ ...

  2. Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith Lead U.K. Sales Charts

    June 09, 2014 4:41 AM EDT Ed Sheeran has scored his first U.K. No. 1 single, debuting at the top of the new chart published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (June 8) with “Sing” (Asylum/Warner Music). Sam Smith started a second week at the album chart summit with “ ...

  3. Engelbert Humperdinck Pairs With Gene Simmons, Elton John on First Duets Album

    February 27, 2014 2:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Engelbert Humperdinck decided to do an album of duets -- a two-disc, 23-track duets set with Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Il Divo, Willie Nelson, Kiss' Gene Simmons, Wynonna Judd and more -- for one simple reason: He'd never done it before ...

  4. Cliff Richard Is Brooklyn Bound, Thanks to Morrissey; Eyes More U.S. Dates

    February 17, 2014 10:15 AM EST 0 0 0 The British legend talks opening for Moz this June and explains why his global stardom never quite reached American shores Cliff Richard was as surprised as anyone else that Morrissey wanted him to open his June 21 concert at Brooklyn's Barclay ...

  5. Lady Gaga’s 'ARTPOP' Knocks Eminem's 'MMLP2' From U.K. Chart Summit

    November 18, 2013 6:09 AM EST Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” (Interscope/Universal) became her third U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (Nov. 17), as 17-year-old, Dutch-born Martin Garrix became the second DJ in a row, after Storm Queen, to debut at the singles chart summit, with “Animals” (Pos ...

  6. Lady Gaga’s 'ARTPOP' Has No. 1 UK Album, Martin Garrix Has Top Single

    November 18, 2013 4:34 AM EST Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” (Interscope/Universal) became her third U.K. No. 1 album Sunday (Nov. 17), as 17-year-old, Dutch-born Martin Garrix became the second DJ in a row, after Storm Queen, to debut at the singles chart summit, with “Animals” (Posi ...

  7. Cliff Richard, Legendary British Singer, to Release 100th Album

    September 05, 2013 11:20 PM EDT British pop singer Cliff Richard, who will turn 73 next month, plans to release his 100th album in November. "The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook" is set to come out on Nov. 11. With more than 22 million singles sold in Britain ...

  8. Cliff Richard, Legendary British Singer, to Release 100th Album

    September 05, 2013 11:20 PM EDT British pop singer Cliff Richard, who will turn 73 next month, plans to release his 100th album in November. "The Fabulous Rock 'n' Roll Songbook" is set to come out on Nov. 11. With more than 22 million singles sold in Brita ...

  9. Britain Counts On Bonnie Tyler to Play Eurovision Hero

    March 08, 2013 5:08 AM EST After years of abject failure, insipid pop singers and an infamous “nil points” effort, Britain is betting on a veteran to cure its Eurovision heartache. Husky-voiced ‘80s pop singer Bonnie Tyler has been chosen to represent the nation at this y ...

  10. 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 ...

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  12. Robbie Williams Ends 8-Year Drought on U.K. Charts

    November 05, 2012 7:05 AM EST 0 0 0 First No. 1 Single Since '04; Meanwhile Calvin Harris Tops Kylie Minogue on Album List Robbie Williams scored his first U.K. No. 1 single in eight years yesterday with "Candy" to move into joint second place with Gary Barlow and Cliff ...

  13. Robbie Williams Tops UK Singles Chart, Calvin Harris Has No. 1 Album

    November 05, 2012 6:13 AM EST Robbie Williams scored his first U.K. No. 1 single for eight years yesterday with "Candy" (Universal Island) to move into joint second place with Gary Barlow and Cliff Richard on 14 chart-toppers, behind only the four members of the Beat ...

  14. FAQ on Approval of Universal Music - EMI Deal

    September 21, 2012 1:50 PM EDT As Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI Music's recorded music division today received approval from both European and U.S. regulators , details have emerged about the exact steps Universal must take to win European Commission supp ...

  15. Queen's Jubilee Highlighted By Paul McCartney, Elton John

    June 04, 2012 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 A glittering parade of artists from the 1950s to the present day - from Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones to Jessie J and Ed Sheeran - performed outside Buckingham Palace on Monday night (June 4) at the Diamond Jubilee Concert in honor of Her Maje ...

  16. Rihanna's New 'Love': U.K. Singles Chart

    October 17, 2011 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Late 1990s/early 2000s British hit-making pop quintet Steps burst back on the U.K. album chart at No. 1 Sunday (16) with the new Sony Music compilation "The Ultimate Collection." Rihanna 's "We Found Love" (Def Jam/Universal ...

  17. Ask Billboard: Pen Pals: Readers Respond, Part 1

    July 01, 2011 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  18. Billboard Bits: Jennifer Hudson, Sugarland Playing 'Idol' Next Week, Shadows Guitarist Jet Harris Dies

    March 18, 2011 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Jennifer Hudson, Sugarland Taking "American Idol" Stage Next Week After Lee DeWyze and the Black Eyed Peas took the stage for the "Idol" elimination s ...

  19. Robbie Williams' Hits Set Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    October 21, 2010 8:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 Robbie Williams makes a No. 1 start across Europe with "In and Out of Consciousness - Greatest Hits 1990-2010" (Virgin/EMI). It debuts atop Billboard's European Albums chart as Eminem 's "Love The Way You Lie" (Intersco ...

  20. Robbie Williams Scores Ninth U.K. No. 1 Album

    October 18, 2010 8:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Robbie Williams ' new retrospective "In and Out of Consciousness - Greatest Hits 1990-2010" (Virgin/EMI) has become his ninth solo No. 1 in the U.K.'s albums chart. Cee Lo Green 's "Forget You" (Warner Bros./Warner ...

  21. Muse Honored At O2 Silver Clef Awards

    July 02, 2010 1:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. rock act Muse 's fearsome live reputation helped secure them the O2 Silver Clef Award in London today (July 2). The award was presented to Muse by Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen . Taylor described the Warner-signed trio as "proba ...

  22. Will World Cup Make South Africa a Long-Term Touring hot Spot?

    June 09, 2010 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 If the World Cup is the greatest sporting show on earth, then FIFA's accompanying Kick-Off Celebration Concert is certainly one of the biggest gigs ever seen on the African continent. "In terms of scale, [it's] definitely up there wit ...

  23. Cliff Richard Turns To Jazz To Mark 70th

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Veteran British singer Cliff Richard will mark his 70th birthday with the release of an album of jazz and swing music. The evergreen performer, a chart topper before the Beatles arrived who has sold an estimated 250 million records over more than ...

  24. Hot Tours: Black Eyed Peas, Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Tiësto

    February 25, 2010 11:56 AM EST 0 0 0 Topping this week's Hot Tours tally is Grammy-winning group Black Eyed Peas with reported box office totals from seven U.S. dates on the band's E.N.D. World Tour. Promoted by Concerts West/AEG Live, the tour's 2010 schedule kicked off ...

  25. Hot Tours: Andre Rieu, Cliff Richard, Fleetwood Mac

    November 12, 2009 11:13 AM EST 0 0 0 Dutch violinist André Rieu tops the Hot Tour rankings with more than $32 million in ticket sales reported from his 30th Anniversary Tour currently on the road in Europe. Totals from venues in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the Netherlands were ...

  26. Sell-Out Tour Drives Cliff Richard Album Sales

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Evergreen British pop star Sir Cliff Richard - who turns 69 today (Oct. 14) - and his band the Shadows have moved almost 80,000 albums in three weeks, during their 50th anniversary farewell tour. Live Nation says the tour has shifted 230,000 ticke ...

  27. Streisand's 'Love' Climbs To No. 1 In U.K.

    October 12, 2009 8:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Barbra Streisand 's " Love Is The Answer " (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) climbed 4-1 on the new U.K. album chart, becoming her sixth No. 1 on that survey, but her first chart-topping studio album since 1980. Giving Sony labels a ...

  28. Madonna's U.K. Chart 'Celebration'

    September 28, 2009 8:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Madonna matched Elvis Presley 's U.K. record for a solo act as her "Celebration" retrospective (Warner Bros.) debuted at No. 1. Taio Cruz started a second week atop the singles chart with "Break Your Heart" (Universal Island ...

  29. Cliff Richard 'Reunited' On Record With Shadows

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cliff Richard, the most-charted British artist in the history of the U.K. singles survey, is reuniting with his original group the Shadows for their first album together in more than 30 years. "Reunited," which consists of newly-recorded ...

  30. Chart Beat Chat

    December 19, 2008 11:36 AM EST 0 0 0 <b><i>A brand new Fred Bronson Chart Beat Chat column will return the week of December 29, 2008 after a brief break for the holidays. Enjoy his most recent column below.<br /> </i></b> DID THE CRITICS SPEAK? Hello Mr. B ...

  31. Girls Aloud Storm U.K. Album Chart

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 British pop quintet Girls Aloud followed their recent No. 1 single, "The Promise" (Fascination/Polydor), with a bestselling debut yesterday (Nov. 10) for their fifth studio album, "Out of Control." Th British pop quintet Girls Al ...

  32. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2006 - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2004 - For his enduring influence and contr ...

  33. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69. 2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with & ...

  34. Chart Beat Chat

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Sheriff, Xanadu, Hot Country Songs chart and more! I BOUGHT THE SHERIFF Dear Fred, Last week, you mentioned that "When I'm With You" by Sheriff had one of the longest journeys to reach No.1 on The Billboar ...

  35. Chart Beat

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Joan Baez, Cliff Richard, Pink and more! GOT A JOANS FOR YOU: It's been 29 years and two weeks since Joan Baez appeared on the Billboard album chart, but her long hiatus is over, thanks to the debut of "Day ...

  36. Cliff Richard Boosts U.K. Physical Singles Sales

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British pop veteran Cliff Richard has scored a landmark physical singles sale as he celebrates 50 years on the chart. Although the first week tally for "Thank You for a Lifetime" (EMI) -- 31,765 CD singles in a total sale of 33,376, acco ...

  37. Metallica, Kings Of Leon Overtake U.K. Charts

    September 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 American rock took over the U.K. charts yesterday (Sept. 14) as Metallica's "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo/Universal) hit the top of the album chart after just two days on sale, while Kings of Leon scored American rock took over the U.K. c ...

  38. Ask Billboard

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' burning questions on Olivia Newton-John, the Pussycat Dolls and Missy Elliott. Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your fir ...

  39. Chart Beat Chat

    March 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Leona Lewis, artist's nationalities, Spice Girls and more! LOVING LEONA Hi Fred, I wrote to you back in February regarding Leona Lewis and her new single "Bleeding Love." I asked how she was progressing on ...

  40. Cliff Richard Backs Price-Cut Download Approach

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cliff Richard, the British pop music icon who has had more hits than any other U.K. singer, is hoping to break some new records. The veteran singer's company the Cliff Richard Organisation is teaming with EMI Music to launch a novel pre-relea ...

  41. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2006 - Diddy scores his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 since 1997 with "Press Play." 2004 - For his enduring influence and contr ...

  42. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," dies in Corpus Christi, Texas at the age of 69. 2006 - Baldemar Huerta, also known as Freddy Fender, who hit big in 1975 with & ...

  43. Chart Beat

    December 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Perry Como, "Happy X-mas (War Is Over)" and more! IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE: There's an artist who is No. 1 on a Billboard chart this week who first went to No. 1 on a Billboard chart 61 years, three months and two weeks ...

  44. Take That Holds Strong On U.K. Charts

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Take That's supremacy in the U.K. market extended into the pre-Christmas sales charts published yesterday (Dec. 17). In the penultimate survey before the holiday, the group's single, "Patience" (Polyd Take That's supremacy i ...

  45. Chart Beat

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred tackles news on Dionne Warwick, Jay-Z, Elvis and more! DO MAKE HER OVER: Ignoring the title of her very first chart hit, "Don't Make Me Over," Dionne Warwick has teamed up with artists like Olivia Newton-John, Cyndi Lauper and Gl ...

  46. This Day in Music

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Los Angeles sheriff's investigators search for Sandra Ann Rosas, the wife of Los Lobos singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas, after finding her van abandoned in La Puente, Calif., and arresting h 2004 - For his enduring influen ...

  47. This Day in Music

    October 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Barbra Streisand releases her 60th album on Columbia Records. The set finds the chanteuse covering 12 songs made popular in movies from 1935-1988. "The Movie Album" comprises all-new rec 2005 - Wyclef Jean and Nor ...

  48. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Eurovision, the Top 100 and Hot 100 debuts . FROM ESC TO ASC Hello Mr. Bronson, I know that you are an avid follower of the Eurovision Song Contest. I hear that a major U.S. TV network is working on an American version o ...

  49. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Katharine McPhee, artists' nationality and back-to-back country hit-makers. DID WE LOVE THEM TWO TIMES? Fred! It has been a while since I've written, but I still enjoy reading your columns each week. I also enj ...

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