1. Ed Sheeran and the xx Rule Australia's Charts

    January 23, 2017 1:28 AM EST 0 0 0 Ed Sheeran controls the top two slots on Australia’s singles chart for a second week while the xx score a first-ever No. 1 on the market’s albums chart. Sheeran created a slice of chart history last week by becoming the first artist to have simultan ...

  2. Grammys 2016 Preview: Jamie XX, Skrillex and Diplo and More Dance Music Nominees on Their Hit Music

    February 13, 2016 9:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Best Dance/ Electronic Album Our Love Caribou Label Merge Records Like most electronic-dance producers, Canadian Dan Snaith has more than one alias: Daphni, for spontaneously generated dance tracks, and his longer-lasting alter ego, Caribou, which e ...

  3. Jamie XX Taps Dance Music’s Past for Wildly Imaginative Debut ‘In Colour’: Album Review

    June 08, 2015 5:19 PM EDT Jamie xx is 26 years old, which means he was barely out of diapers during the heyday of '90s U.K. rave culture, which provides the heart, soul and inspiration for his jaw-dropping solo debut, In Colour . The xx member (real name: Jamie Smith) ...

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  5. Album Reviews: The xx, Deadmau5, Melissa Etheridge & more

    September 13, 2012 12:35 PM EDT DEADMAU5 >Album Title Goes Here< Producer: Deadmau5 Ultra Music Release Date: Sept. 25 He recently wrote on Tumblr that he plans to "unplug for a wee bit" as a result of being "pretty miserable right now." But bef ...

  6. The xx Finds The Love Below

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Three years after its breakout debut, the xx returns with a plan to keep building buzz from the underground up The Internet shared a collective swoon on July 16, when British trio the xx unveiled "Angels," the first single from its highl ...

  7. The xx, Rick Ross feat. Jay-Z and Dr. Dre, and Animal Collective

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT ALTERNATIVE THE XX Angels (2:53) Producer: Jamie Smith Writer: The xx Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Young Turks "Like dreaming of angels/And leaving without them," whisper-sings Romy Madley Croft on the xx's sexy and heartbr ...

  8. The xx Announce New Album, 'Coexist'

    June 01, 2012 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie rock auteurs the xx have announced the details of their long-awaited sophomore album. "Coexist" will be released on Sept. 11 through Young Turks, and one day earlier in the U.K. band's native country. "Coexist" was rec ...

  9. Drake: 2011 Album Preview

    January 21, 2011 3:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Drake "Take Care" Date TBD Still aglow from the success of last year's debut, "Thank Me Later," Drake isn't taking a break. The Toronto native is already prepping his sophomore release, "Take Care," and so far ...

  10. Drake Working With Florence Welch, The XX's Jamie Smith

    January 13, 2011 11:44 AM EST 0 0 0 Just days after Drake brought out Florence Welch from Florence and The Machine to perform with him in London, it is announced that the Toronto rapper and Welch, as well as The XX 's Jamie Smith, are working on music together. Drake Performs � ...

  11. Billboard Bits: MGMT Denies Being Hit with Urine, Obama Talks Rap Music

    September 28, 2010 6:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. MGMT Denies Being Pelted with Urine After claims that MGMT drummer Will Berman was hit with a glass full of urine at the band's Manchester, England show last night ( ...

  12. The xx Buzz At Bonnaroo

    June 12, 2010 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 The sparse, cool British trio the xx are on a road former buzz bands like MGMT know something about. Bonnaroo Main | Bonnaroo 2010 Photos 10 Awesome Bonnaroo Moments After their debut was received rapturously by the blogosphere and many critics, the ...