1. Rdio Partners With Toronto Film Festival, Announces Free Ellie Goulding Show

    August 27, 2014 1:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Next month's  Toronto International Film Festival has an official music partner. Streaming service Rdio has announced it is setting up a music hub at the 11-day event with giveaways, a listening station and live music, starting with a free Elli ...

  2. Exclusive: The Knocks Share Awesome Mix of Classic Songs to Fete Their "Classic" Single

    August 12, 2014 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The electronic duo's 40-minute mix includes jams from Paul Simon, Fatboy Slim and Daft Punk. New York electronic band The Knocks have a new single titled “ Classic ,” featuring the band Powers , that is  available to buy today through Big Beat ...

  3. Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ Continues U.K. Chart Streak, Nico & Vinz Score Top Single

    August 11, 2014 2:27 AM EDT Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz have become the first act from that country to score a U.K. No. 1 single since A-ha , more than 28 years ago. Their “Am I Wrong” (Warner Bros./Warner Music) raced from No. 52 to top Sunday’s (Aug. 10) new Official Cha ...

  4. Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

    June 27, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Go ...

  5. Sam Smith, SecondCity Top U.K. Charts

    June 02, 2014 5:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twenty-two-year-old rising British star Sam Smith followed the No. 1 U.K. singles chart debut of “Stay With Me” last week with a chart-topping start for the Capitol/Universal album “In The Lonely Hour.” Techno/house producer SecondCity scored an ins ...

  6. Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' Opens at No. 1 in U.K.

    June 02, 2014 4:52 AM EDT Twenty-two-year-old rising British star Sam Smith followed the No. 1 U.K. singles chart debut of “Stay With Me” last week with a chart-topping start for the Capitol/Universal album “In The Lonely Hour.” Techno/house producer SecondCity scored an i ...

  7. Ed Sheeran Debuts Cheating Song 'Don't' in Beats by Dre Ad (Watch)

    May 30, 2014 4:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran may be the star of a new Beats by Dre commercial, revealed Thursday, but the brand new track he sings in the ad allegedly centers on former flame who cheated with a close friend.  "Don't," featured in the ad ahead of Sheera ...

  8. Shakira To Perform at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Shakira is the latest superstar confirmed to perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! ?• Video:   Top BBMA Performances ?• GIFs: ? See the Finalists • Photos:   60 Memorable ...

  9. Shakira to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

    May 14, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Shakira is the latest superstar confirmed to perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Milestone Award: Vote Now! • Video:   Top BBMA Performances • GIFs:  See the Finalists • Photos:   60 Memorable ...

  10. Katy Perry To Perform ‘Birthday’ At Sunday's Billboard Music Awards

    May 13, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Katy Perry will have a “Birthday” party at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The pop superstar will give the world-premiere TV performance of her new song “Birthday” at the May 18 BBMAs in Las Vegas. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Mile ...

  11. Katy Perry To Perform ‘Birthday’ At 2014 Billboard Music Awards

    May 13, 2014 6:00 AM EDT Katy Perry will have a “Birthday” party at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The pop superstar will give the world-premiere TV performance of her new song “Birthday” at the May 18 BBMAs in Las Vegas. CLICK FOR COMPLETE LIST OF BBMA FINALISTS • Mil ...

  12. Tribeca Taps Winners of First Music Challenge

    April 14, 2014 5:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Tribeca Film Festival has announced the winner of its first music film challenge, in which people from around the world were invited to create interactive music videos for songs by Ellie Goulding, Damon Albarn and Aloe Blacc, who provided vocals ...

  13. MTV Movie Awards: Eminem and Rihanna, Ellie Goulding and Zedd Perform Duets (Watch)

    April 14, 2014 12:05 AM EDT Eminem and Rihanna, and Ellie Goulding and Zedd each teamed up for powerhouse duets Sunday night at the MTV Movie Awards for some of the event's strongest moments.  MTV MOVIE AWARDS PHOTOS: Eminem, Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, Jared Leto & M ...

  14. 'Divergent' Soundtrack: Ellie Goulding Adds Three Songs as Young-Adult Music Shifts

    March 21, 2014 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Divergent" isn't just the third young-adult franchise to be adapted for the big screen by Summit/Lionsgate, following "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games." It's also the recently merged studio's latest bid ...

  15. Chart Moves: 'Divergent' Soundtrack Debuts on Billboard 200, Christian Music Takes Over Dance Chart

    March 21, 2014 10:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the unstoppable "Frozen" soundtrack returned to No. 1 for a sixth nonconsecutive week, while Luke Bryan's latest "Spring Break" EP started at No. 2. Outside the top 10, there we ...

  16. The 'Blackfish' Effect: With California's Proposed Orca Ban, Will More Artists Cancel Theme Park Concerts?

    March 14, 2014 1:30 PM EDT Proposed legislation that would ban the use of orcas as amusement-park acts in California could turn up the heat on musical groups that can earn a 25 percent to 50 percent premium playing such venues. Heart Pulls Out of SeaWorld Show Amid Peti ...

  17. Pharrell Williams’ ‘G I R L’ Grabs Top Spot in U.K.

    March 10, 2014 6:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams has followed the million-selling U.K. success of his “Happy” single with a No. 1 debut for his “G I R L” album (Columbia/Sony). Sunday's (March 9) new Official Charts Company sales data also saw London DJ-producer Route 94 go ...

  18. Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ Breaks Records, Reclaims No. 1 in U.K.

    March 03, 2014 4:09 AM EST Pharrell Williams was in record-breaking form as the Official Charts Company unveiled the U.K.’s weekly sales data on Sunday (March 2). His smash hit “Happy” (Back Lot) became the first single for 57 years to start a third separate run at No. 1. I ...

  19. Pharrell Williams' Record-Breaking 'Happy' Returns to No. 1 in U.K.

    March 03, 2014 3:41 AM EST 9 2 0 Pharrell Williams was in record-breaking form as the Official Charts Company unveiled the U.K.’s weekly sales data on Sunday (March 2). His smash hit “Happy” (Back Lot) became the first single for 57 years to start a third separate run at No. 1. It ...

  20. Bastille, Sam Smith, Arctic Monkeys Enjoy Post-BRIT Awards Sales Spikes

    February 24, 2014 4:26 AM EST 0 0 0 Winners and performers at last week’s BRIT Awards ceremony dominated the new sales charts when they were published by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Feb. 23). Best British Breakthrough act Bastille returned to the album summit with “Bad Bloo ...

  21. Chart Moves: Cole Swindell Tops Hot Country Songs; Tegan And Sara Make 'Awesome' Hot 100 Debut; Romeo Santos Soars On Hot Latin Songs

    February 21, 2014 10:23 AM EST As previously reported, Katy Perry's "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, fending off Pharrell Williams' "Happy," which holds at No. 2. Who else makes notable moves ...

  22. BRIT Awards Winners: Arctic Monkeys, One Direction Take Trophies London

    February 19, 2014 5:45 PM EST Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding delivered dazzling performance at the U.K. ceremony. Arctic Monkeys were once again the biggest winners at the 2014 BRIT Awards, which honored the best in British music on Wednesday night (Feb. 19) at London& ...

  23. Katy B’s ‘Little Red’ Debuts at No. 1 in U.K.

    February 17, 2014 12:37 AM EST Rising south London star Katy B scored her first U.K. No. 1 album on Sunday, as her sophomore album “Little Red” (Rinse Recordings/Columbia/Sony) debuted at the summit. “Rather Be” (Atlantic/Warner Music), by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, be ...

  24. Katy B’s ‘Little Red’ Arrives at No. 1 in U.K.

    February 17, 2014 12:31 AM EST Rising south London star Katy B scored her first U.K. No. 1 album on Sunday, as her sophomore album “Little Red” (Rinse Recordings/Columbia/Sony) debuted at the summit. “Rather Be” (Atlantic/Warner Music), by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne, be ...

  25. Bombay Bicycle Club Rides To U.K. Chart Summit

    February 10, 2014 6:01 AM EST 0 0 0 London four-piece Bombay Bicycle Club landed their first U.K. No. 1 album with their fourth set “So Long, See You Tomorrow” (Universal Island) as the weekly sales figures were published by the Official Charts Company Sunday (Feb. 9). Clean Bandit, f ...

  26. You Me At Six, Clean Bandit Top U.K. Charts

    February 03, 2014 4:28 AM EST You Me At Six, the British rock band from Weybridge in Surrey, scored their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Feb. 2) with “Cavalier Youth” (Virgin/Universal). Clean Bandit, featuring Jess Glynne, held off the challenge of will.i.am and his latest ...

  27. You Me At Six, Clean Bandit Top U.K. Charts

    February 03, 2014 4:17 AM EST You Me At Six, the British rock band from Weybridge in Surrey, scored their first U.K. No. 1 album yesterday (Feb. 2) with “Cavalier Youth” (Virgin/Universal). Clean Bandit, featuring Jess Glynne, held off the challenge of will.i.am and his latest ...

  28. Clean Bandit Steals No. 1 Slot in U.K. With Big-Selling 'Rather Be'

    January 27, 2014 6:26 AM EST 7 2 0   English electronic quartet Clean Bandit, featuring Jess Glynne, scored the highest sales total for a January No. 1 single for 18 years with “Rather Be” (Atlantic/Warner Music), when the new U.K. sales charts were unveiled yesterday (Jan. 26). Elli ...

  29. Clean Bandit's 'Rather Be' Makes Off With Big-Selling U.K. No. 1

    January 27, 2014 4:24 AM EST English electronic quartet Clean Bandit, featuring Jess Glynne, scored the highest sales total for a January No. 1 single for 18 years with “Rather Be” (Atlantic/Warner Music), when the new U.K. sales charts were unveiled Sunday (Jan. 26). Ellie G ...

  30. Bruce Springsteen Nabs 10th Chart-Topper in Britain with 'High Hopes'

    January 20, 2014 5:40 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. yesterday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  ...

  31. Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Opens At No. 1 in Britain

    January 20, 2014 4:07 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. Sunday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  Sp ...

  32. Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Returns to U.K. Singles Chart Summit

    January 13, 2014 4:46 AM EST Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) returned to the top of the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday), as Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon” (Polydor/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the artist album chart. “Now! That’s What I Call Music 86” ...

  33. Pharrell Williams’ 'Happy' Reclaims U.K. Singles Chart Crown

    January 13, 2014 3:34 AM EST Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) returned to the top of the U.K. singles chart Sunday (Jan. 12), as Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon” (Polydor/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the artist album chart. “Now! That’s What I Call Music 86” (S ...

  34. David Bowie, Disclosure, Bastille up for Brit Awards

    January 10, 2014 12:09 AM EST Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release i ...

  35. Pitbull & Ke$ha's 'Timber' Lands First U.K. No. 1 for 2014

    January 06, 2014 3:09 AM EST   “Timber” (Mr.305/Polo Grounds/J/Sony) by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha debuted atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 5) to become the market’s first No. 1 single of 2014. Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon” (Polydor/Universal) climbed 6-1 to top the albu ...

  36. Pitbull & Ke$ha's 'Timber' Takes First U.K. No. 1 for 2014

    January 06, 2014 2:55 AM EST “Timber” (Mr.305/Polo Grounds/J/Sony) by Pitbull featuring Ke$ha debuted atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (Jan. 5) to become the market’s first No. 1 single of 2014. Ellie Goulding’s “Halcyon” (Polydor/Universal) climbed 6-1 to top the album ...

  37. Miley Cyrus' 'Adore You' Video Sends Her to No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

    January 03, 2014 11:00 AM EST The release of Miley Cyrus' "Adore You" music video spurs the singer back to No. 1 on Billboard's Social 50 chart -- which ranks the most social artists of the week.  The Social 50 chart tallies the most popular artists on Yo ...

  38. U.K. 2013 Albums Sales Drop As Streaming, Singles Spike

    January 02, 2014 5:37 AM EST Robin Thicke’s "Blurred Lines," featuring TI and Pharrell Williams, and Daft Punk’s "Get Lucky," featuring Nile Rodgers and Williams, were the biggest-selling singles of 2013 in Britain. Overall singles sales for the year in t ...

  39. Best of 2013: From One Direction to Kanye West, Why Grandiose Tours Ruled

    December 31, 2013 11:23 AM EST Year-end lists -- most of which have already emerged -- generally calculate the best in recorded music, celebrating the albums and songs critics deem most innovative and most skillful. But in many ways, it’s the live performances of these recordin ...

  40. Chart Highlights: Florida Georgia Line Lands Fourth Country Airplay No. 1

    December 23, 2013 5:15 PM EST The duo ties the record for the most career-opening leaders in the chart's history. Plus, U2 likewise makes an historic move and new No. 1s for Katy Perry and Toby Love Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard chart ...

  41. 'X Factor' Winner Sam Bailey Unwraps Coveted U.K. Christmas No. 1 with 'Skyscraper'

    December 23, 2013 1:58 AM EST Sam Bailey, the 36-year-old former prison officer who won last weekend’s final of “The X Factor,” has claimed the U.K.’s prestigious Christmas No. 1 single with her cover of Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” (Syco Music/Sony). Robbie Williams’ “Swings Bo ...

  42. Ylvis' 'The Fox' Is YouTube's Top Trending Video of 2013

    December 11, 2013 1:49 PM EST Ylvis still doesn't know what the fox says, but the Norwegian duo can take comfort: Its viral hit exploring that question has been named YouTube's top trending video of 2013. Also in the top trending videos category revealed Wednesday: a ...

  43. Chart Moves: A Great Big Jump For A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera; Volbeat's Victorious At Rock; Howard Jones Notches First Top 10 In 21 Years

    November 29, 2013 5:57 PM EST As previously reported, Lorde's "Royals" crowns the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week. Who else tops and makes other notable moves on song charts this week? -- A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera: After the premiere of the o ...

  44. The Beatles, U2, Eminem, One Direction Contribute To 'Songs For The Philippines' Relief Album

    November 26, 2013 5:22 AM EST 0 0 0 The recorded music industry is responding to the disastrous typhoon in the Philippines with a fundraising compilation which features the biggest names in the business. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, U2, Eminem, One Direction and Katy Perry are among the su ...

  45. The Beatles, U2, Eminem, One Direction Contribute To 'Songs For The Philippines' Relief Album

    November 26, 2013 5:22 AM EST The recorded music industry is responding to the disastrous typhoon in the Philippines with a fundraising compilation which features the biggest names in the business. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, U2, Eminem, One Direction and Katy Perry are among the ...

  46. Robbie Williams 'Swings' Into Pole Position on U.K. Album Chart, Equals Elvis' Record

    November 25, 2013 5:04 AM EST Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) has become the 1,000th No. 1 in the history of the U.K. chart. The set sold close to 109,000 copies to take the honor, as Lily Allen’s cover of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” (Parlophone/Warn ...

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