1. German Echo Music Awards: Avicii, Eminem, Depeche Mode Win Big

    March 27, 2014 9:14 PM EDT Experience trumped novelty at the 2014 Echo Music Awards, Germany's equivalent of the Grammys, with veteran rockers, some of which had their hey-day 30 years ago, beating up more up-and-coming artists. 80s synth-rockers Depeche Mode, 13-time ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Mary J. Blige, James Blunt to Play Nobel Peace Prize Concert

    November 06, 2013 6:05 PM EST Show set for Dec. 11 at Oslo, Norway's Spektrum Arena A diverse lineup led by Mary J. Blige and James Blunt will play this year's Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11 at Oslo, Norway's Spektrum Arena. The concert will also featu ...

  6. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' Grabs Top Spot in Britain, Eminem Monsters U.K. Singles Chart

    November 04, 2013 6:44 AM EST Arcade Fire have their second U.K. No. 1 album after “Reflektor” (Sonovox) debuted at the summit Nov. 3, outselling last week’s bestseller, Katy Perry’s “Prism” (Virgin/Universal), by more than two to one, according to the Official Charts Company ...

  7. Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor' Grabs Top Spot in Britain, Eminem Monsters U.K. Singles Chart

    November 04, 2013 6:33 AM EST Arcade Fire have their second U.K. No. 1 album after “Reflektor” (Sonovox) debuted at the summit Nov. 3, outselling last week’s bestseller, Katy Perry’s “Prism” (Virgin/Universal), by more than two to one, according to the Official Charts Compan ...

  8. Katy Perry, Lorde Grab Top Spots on U.K. Sales Charts

    October 28, 2013 5:17 AM EDT Katy Perry’s “Prism” (Virgin/Universal) debuted at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 28) to become her second No. 1 on that survey. Her much-touted Virgin labelmate, 16-year-old New Zealand-born newcomer Lorde, became the youngest s ...

  9. Katy Perry, Lorde Grab Top Spots on U.K. Sales Charts

    October 28, 2013 5:08 AM EDT Katy Perry’s “Prism” (Virgin/Universal) debuted at the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 28) to become her second No. 1 on that survey. Her much-touted Virgin labelmate, 16-year-old New Zealand-born newcomer Lorde, became the youngest ...

  10. John Newman Tops Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney for U.K. Albums Chart Crown

    October 21, 2013 7:22 AM EDT A tumultuous battle for the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 20) resulted in a top five comprised entirely of new entries and victory for British vocalist John Newman. He beat off competition from Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney and others ...

  11. John Newman Tops Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney for U.K. Albums Chart Crown

    October 21, 2013 6:22 AM EDT A tumultuous battle for the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 20) resulted in a top five comprised entirely of new entries and victory for British vocalist John Newman. He beat off competition from Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney and others ...

  12. Chart Highlights: Katy Perry, Drake, Bastille Score New No. 1s

    October 14, 2013 2:35 PM EDT Perry's 'Roar' ties a record on Dance/Club Play Songs, Drake makes history on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Bastille notches its first Alternative Songs leader. Plus,Thomas Rhett takes over atop Country Airplay Chart Highlights offe ...

  13. Miley Cyrus Achieves Rare U.K. Charts Double Has Top Album, Single

    October 14, 2013 9:21 AM EDT Miley Cyrus scored a double victory on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Oct. 13), debuting at No. 1 on the singles survey with “Wrecking Ball” and the album list with “Bangerz” (RCA/Sony). Cyrus is the first artist this year to top the flags ...

  14. Miley Cyrus Smashes U.K. Charts As 'Wrecking Ball,' 'Bangerz' Open At No. 1

    October 14, 2013 4:37 AM EDT Miley Cyrus scored a double victory on the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Oct. 13), debuting at No. 1 on the singles survey with “Wrecking Ball” and the album list with “Bangerz” (RCA/Sony). Cyrus is the first artist this year to top the flag ...

  15. Jonas Brothers, Jason Derulo Added to Bill for 'Live In the Vineyard' Fest

    September 10, 2013 9:00 AM EDT The Jonas Brothers will join Jason Derulo, Kevin Rudolf, Delta Rae, American Authors on the bill for this November’s “Live In The Vineyard” festival in California. Earlier, organizers announced Five for Fighting, Gavin DeGraw, James Blunt, Lee DeW ...

  16. Elton John Receives Inaugural Brits Icon Award

    September 04, 2013 2:39 AM EDT Rod Stewart on Monday night presented Elton John with the inaugural Brits Icon award during a gala event and concert here. The event, which ITV taped at the London Palladium for later this month, marked John's return to the stage after surger ...

  17. Elton John Receives Inaugural Brits Icon Award

    September 04, 2013 2:38 AM EDT Rod Stewart on Monday night presented Elton John with the inaugural Brits Icon award during a gala event and concert here. The event, which ITV taped at the London Palladium for later this month, marked John's return to the stage after surg ...

  18. James Blunt Emails 'Whole of UK' About New Album, Single

    July 29, 2013 5:50 PM EDT Today James Blunt unveiled the first single from his fourth studio album, "Moon Landing," due out November 5. The single, "Bonfire Heart" is an infectious, melancholy four minutes that was produced and co-written by OneRepublic ...

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  20. James Blunt: I Have No Future Music Plans

    October 22, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 "I haven't got any plans to do more songwriting," says the "You're Beautiful" auteur. James Blunt , the 38-year-old U.K. singer-songwriter best known for his smash single "You're Beautiful," has revealed ...

  21. Publishing Briefs: Imagem Partners With Cutcraft, YouTube Signs Up More Publishers

    June 05, 2012 7:03 PM EDT Imagem Links With Cutcraft Music Group Imagem Music USA has signed a joint venture with the Cutcraft Music Group, which in turn has signed publishing deals with upcoming artists Chet Faker and V, also known as Veronica Bozeman, and writer/producer ...

  22. Vintage Trouble's Overseas Strategy Pays Off With 'Bomb Shelter'

    May 15, 2012 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's an exciting time in the life of the soul/rock band Vintage Trouble . Their new disc, "The Bomb Shelter Sessions," was released in the U.S. on April 24, and they are about to hit the road for tours with the Cranberries and Lenny K ...

  23. Alison Donald, Mark Terry Appointed Co-Presidents of Columbia Records U.K.

    April 26, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Alison Donald and Mark Terry are to replace outgoing Columbia Records U.K. managing director Mike Smith. Effective May 1, Donald and Terry will assume joint responsibility for the running of the label, reporting to Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO ...

  24. 1000 No. 1s: Watch Ne-Yo Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 20, 2011 3:45 PM EST 0 0 0 chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 20: Ne-Yo Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone ...

  25. 1000 No. 1s: Watch James Blunt Chat About Topping The Hot 100

    December 06, 2011 1:40 PM EST 0 0 0 chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 6: James Blunt Talks About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that mile ...

  26. 1000s No. 1s: James Blunt

    1000s No. 1s: James Blunt

    December 06, 2011 1:27 PM EST 0 0 0 James Blunt discusses his No.1 hit "You're Beautiful". james blunt , interview , 1000 No.1s , James Blunt , Interview Videos James Blunt Interview ...

  27. Ask Billboard: Observing Remembrance Day

    November 11, 2011 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every week. 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 coun ...

  28. Wonder Girls Voted Best Mashup Monday of 2011: Poll Results

    September 26, 2011 11:43 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, when we posted Parachute's take on Keri Hilson's "Pretty Girl Rock" -- the last Mashup Monday of the season -- we also posed the question, "What is the single best cover of 2011?" Among the eight amazing mont ...

  29. Amy Winehouse Has Century's Top-Selling Album in U.K.

    August 25, 2011 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amy Winehouse 's "Back To Black" has become the U.K.'s biggest-selling album of the 21st century. The Official Charts Company announced Wednesday (Aug 24) that a surge in sales of Winehouse's sophomore album since her death ...

  30. Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black' Is Now U.K.'s Best Selling Album of the Century

    August 25, 2011 8:39 AM EDT Amy Winehouse's "Back To Black" (Universal Island) has become the U.K.'s biggest-selling album of the 21st century. The Official Charts Company announced Wednesday (Aug 24) that a surge in sales of Winehouse's sophomore al ...

  31. James Blunt Warms Up To 'California Gurls'

    July 04, 2011 10:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Nothing comes close to the golden coast" this 4th of July as we turn to a Brit -- singer/songwriter James Blunt -- for a sweet nod to one of the great 50 states with his Katy Perry 's summer pop juggernaut "California Gurls" ...

  32. James Blunt I Billboard.com Q&A

    James Blunt I Billboard.com Q&A

    July 04, 2011 9:54 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Blunt discusses his new single as well as other tracks off his album. james blunt , interview , Interview , James Blunt Videos Interview James Blunt ...

  33. James Blunt Covers Katy Perry's "California Gurls" (Mashup Mondays) LIVE

    James Blunt Covers Katy Perry's "California Gurls" (Mashup Mondays) LIVE

    July 04, 2011 9:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Blunt Covers Katy Perry's "California Gurls". james blunt , Katy Perry , mashup , James Blunt , Katy Perry Videos James Blunt Katy Perry ...

  34. James Blunt - "I'll Be Your Man" LIVE

    James Blunt - "I'll Be Your Man" LIVE

    July 04, 2011 9:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 James Blunt performs his single "I'll Be Your Man". james blunt , performance , James Blunt , Performance Videos James Blunt Performance ...

  35. Elton John Forms New Company: Rocket Music Entertainment Group

    June 30, 2011 4:28 PM EDT Elton John , who recently left Twenty-First Artists, the management company he co-founded in 1999, has formed a new music company called the Rocket Music Entertainment Group. The company "is set up to be an all-encompassing music company with ...

  36. Justin Bieber, James Blunt Cover Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' On 'Ellen'

    February 09, 2011 2:36 PM EST 0 0 0 L ady Gaga's single "Born This Way" hasn't even been released yet, and already people -- including Justin Bieber, Ellen Degeneres and James Blunt -- are trying to discern what the song will sound like. On the today's (Feb. 9 ...

  37. Bruno Mars Returns To Hot 100 Summit, Britney Slips 5 Spots

    January 27, 2011 10:58 AM EST 0 0 0 B runo Mars ' "Grenade" reignites atop the Billboard Hot 100 , rebounding 2-1 and logging a third nonconsecutive week in the chart's top spot, having alternated between Nos. 1 and 2 over the past six weeks. The track, which retur ...

  38. Decemberists' 'King Is Dead' Is No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 26, 2011 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 T he Decemberists claim their first No. 1 album as "The King Is Dead" debuts atop the Billboard 200 with a career-high 94,000 sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That easily beats its initial first week estimate of arou ...

  39. Decemberists' 'King Is Dead' Aiming For No. 1 on Billboard 200

    January 21, 2011 3:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Next week, the Billboard 200 albums chart may begin to emerge from of its doom-and-gloom fog -- though not by much. The Decemberists' new album "The King Is Dead" is on track to debut at No. 1, with perhaps around 70,000 sold by week& ...

  40. James Blunt Starts Over with 'Some Kind of Trouble'

    January 17, 2011 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Industry rebels don't come more polite than James Blunt . In keeping with his pre-music military career, Blunt speaks and acts with officer-class poshness and reserve. But the one-time army captain who led a column of NATO tanks in Kosovo in 19 ...

  41. Billboard Bits: New Kelly Clarkson Album Coming in March?

    January 13, 2011 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Kelly Clarkson Album Coming in March? Kelly Clarkson confirmed yesterday on her Facebook page that her new album, tentatively-titled "May," will "suppo ...

  42. Take That Surges To Euro Albums Chart Summit

    December 03, 2010 7:44 AM EST 0 0 0 British pop five-piece Take That has Europe's new No. 1 album with "Progress" (Polydor/Universal), replacing Rihanna 's "Loud," but the Barbadian star's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) move ...

  43. Rihanna Scores Euro Albums, Singles Chart Double

    November 26, 2010 10:57 AM EST 0 0 0 Rihanna scores a No. 1 debut on Billboard's European Albums chart with "Loud" (Def Jam/Universal), and makes it a double by starting a fourth week atop European Hot 100 Singles with "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Univer ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Bon Jovi, Rihanna Top Euro Chart

    November 18, 2010 8:41 AM EST 0 0 0 Bon Jovi 's "Greatest Hits - The Ultimate Collection" (Mercury/Universal) withstands debuts by James Blunt , Susan Boyle and Depeche Mode to retain the leadership of Billboard's European Albums chart. Meanwhile, Rihanna commands ...

  46. George Strait Scores 83rd Country Songs Top 10

    November 17, 2010 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 STRAIT TALK: George Strait edges closer to Eddy Arnold 's record for most top 10s on Billboard's Country Songs chart, as "The Breath You Take" rises 11-10. The song is Strait's 83rd top 10 on the list, a sum second only to A ...

  47. Susan Boyle Album Bows At No. 1 In U.K.

    November 15, 2010 7:54 AM EST 0 0 0 Susan Boyle 's sophomore album "The Gift" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) gave her a second U.K. No. 1 and Rihanna 's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/Universal) started a second week atop the singles chart, as ...

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