1. 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 ...

  2. Robbie Williams 'Swings' To No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart, Equals Elvis' Record

    November 25, 2013 4:36 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/War ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

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  6. Olly Murs Finds 'Right Time' to Lead U.K. Chart Again

    December 10, 2012 8:30 AM EST 0 0 0 Olly Murs has the U.K.'s No. 1 artist album for a second week, after "Right Place Right Time" was confirmed at the summit again by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (Dec. 9). On the singles chart, 20-year-old, Wiltshire-born singe ...

  7. Olly Murs Tops UK Album Chart, Gabrielle Aplin Has Top Single With Frankie Goes To Hollywood Cover

    December 10, 2012 7:16 AM EST Olly Murs has the U.K.'s No. 1 artist album for a second week, after "Right Place Right Time" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) was confirmed at the summit again by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (12/9). On the singles chart, P ...

  8. One Direction Sweeps U.K. Charts With Top Song, Album

    November 19, 2012 7:35 AM EST 0 0 0 One Direction completed a U.K. chart takeover yesterday, debuting at No. 1 with both their "Take Me Home" album and "Little Things" single. There were also top three debuts for Rod Stewart and the Rolling Stones on the album char ...

  9. One Direction Top UK Album and Singles Charts

    November 19, 2012 6:08 AM EST One Direction completed a U.K. chart takeover yesterday (Nov. 18), debuting at No. 1 with both their "Take Me Home" album and "Little Things" single (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment). There were also top three debuts for Ro ...

  10. Kid Rock Accepts Controversial NAACP Honor in Detroit

    May 02, 2011 10:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 K id Rock gave as well as received on Sunday night (May 1) in his home town. While accepting his controversial Great Expectations Award at the Detroit branch of the NAACP's 56th annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner, Rock announced $100,000 in d ...

  11. U.K. Xmas TV Commercial Synchs

    November 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST With U.K. retailers currently pulling out all the stops to entice customers into their stores, Billboard.biz looks at five U.K. TV commercials - kicking off with the holiday season's biggest synch star. -- Ellie Goulding "Your Song" ...

  12. Take That Tops 500,000 In First Week U.K. Sales

    November 22, 2010 7:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Take That made a century's-best debut atop the U.K. album chart, as "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) recorded the biggest first-week sales for any album in the market for 13 years, according to the Official Charts Company. Meanwhile, Br ...

  13. March 29, 2009

    March 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – The Bravery is named top band to watch for 2005. 2001 – Pianist John Lewis, leader of the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies of cancer in New York at the age of 80. 1999 – Jazz singer Joe Williams dies in Las Vegas. He is 80. 1993 – “A Whole New World ...

  14. This Day in Music

    April 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - E.Y. "Yip" Harburg _ writer of such well known songs as "Over the Rainbow" from "The Wizard of Oz" and (with Jay Gorney) "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" _ is immortalized on a U.S. postage sta 2005 - E ...

  15. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quartet from 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant ...

  16. This Day in Music

    April 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - E.Y. "Yip" Harburg _ writer of such well known songs as "Over the Rainbow" from "The Wizard of Oz" and (with Jay Gorney) "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" _ is immortalized on a U.S. postage sta 2005 - E ...

  17. 'Never' Say Never

    April 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The music of the civil rights era is on the mind of soul legend Mavis Staples. Her new Anti- album, "We'll Never Turn Back," leans heavily on songs from the period in which the Staples Singers began t The music of the civil rights era ...

  18. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quartet from 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant ...

  19. Mavis Staples Gets Personal On Anti- Debut

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Mavis Staples revisits songs forever associated with the civil rights movement on her new album, "We'll Never Turn Back," her debut for Anti-. Due April 24, the 12-track set was produced by Ry Cooder, Mavis Staples revisits songs fore ...

  20. This Day in Music

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>A fire damages R&B legend James Brown's office in Augusta, Ga. It turns out to be no accident, as, a week later investigators find a fire accelerant in several locations in the build 2005 - E.Y. "Yip" Har ...

  21. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Shania Twain begins her first headlining tour, along with a nine-piece band in her Canadian homeland in Sudbury, Ontario.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader ...

  22. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quarte 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of ...

  23. Wyclef Rallies For Immigrant Rights

    October 02, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Wyclef Jean is slated to appear at a rally for immigrant workers rights Saturday (Oct. 4) in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York. The former Fugees member's set is part of an event celebrating t Wyclef Jean is slated to appear at a rally ...

  24. This Day in Music

    March 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Pianist John Lewis, leader of the elegant jazz institution the Modern Jazz Quartet, dies at the age of 80. Lewis, who also worked as a solo performer and recording artist, led the quarte 2001 - Pianist John Lewis, leader of ...

  25. Footsteps of Our Fathers

    August 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Marsalis Quartet has long been considered one of the most adventurous working ensembles in jazz today. The Marsalis Quartet has long been considered one of the most adventurous working ensembles in jazz today. Here, bowing for its leader's ...