1. Will Young

    Will Young

    9 Albums, 4 Songs

    • Keep On [Bonus Tracks]
    • Let It Go
    • Keep On
    • The Hits
    • Echoes
    • Friday's Child
    • Keep On
  2. Morning Fix: Bertelsmann IPO?: Liberty's Sirius XM Stake; RealNetworks Layoffs; Pinterest's Sales Issue

    August 29, 2012 7:47 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. MTV, TROJAN TEAM UP FOR FIRST VMA SPONSORSHIP FEATURING LMFAO'S SKYBLU: In a first for the sexual health category , MTV is teaming up with Trojan condoms for a multi- ...

  3. Duran Duran, Snow Patrol Kick Off Olympic Concerts in Hyde Park

    July 28, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 While Sir Paul McCartney and Arctic Moneys were serenading the atheletes across town, a spectacular concert featuring Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics and Paolo Nutini took place in London's Hyde Park Friday (June 27) evening to mark the ...

  4. Josh Krajcik of 'X Factor' Working With Adele's Producer

    February 22, 2012 9:35 AM EST 0 0 0 "X Factor" runner-up Josh Krajcik is well on his way to a major label debut. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the former burrito slinger is in the studio with British producer and two-time Ivor Novello Award recipient Eg White, bes ...

  5. Michael Buble, Military Wives Top U.K. Charts

    December 27, 2011 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 As expected, "Wherever You Are" (Decca/Universal) by the Military Wives with Gareth Malone was confirmed on Christmas Day as the U.K.'s festive No. 1 single. It smashed the record for best first-week sales by any track in the market i ...

  6. Ask Billboard: Are Chart Rule Changes Needed?

    December 19, 2011 10:05 AM 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 ...

  7. 9 Years After His Win, 'Pop Idol' Will Young Remains a Chart Force

    September 19, 2011 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 As the countdown begins for the U.S. premiere of "The X Factor" (Sept. 21), an early U.K. winner shows he's still got the chops. Will Young found fame as the 2002 winner of "Pop Idol," the pioneering Simon Fuller-created Bri ...

  8. The Beatles and Doris Day Crack Top 10 on U.K. Album Chart

    September 12, 2011 9:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 London rapper/vocalist Example followed his No. 1 single last week with a bestselling album yesterday (Sunday), debuting at the top with "Playing in the Shadows." There was a veteran presence in the album top ten with the return of the Bea ...

  9. Red Hot Chili Peppers Top U.K. Album Chart; Dolly Parton Debuts High

    September 05, 2011 1:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Red Hot Chili Peppers ' "I'm With You" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) sold 71,000 units last week to become their fourth U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its weekly sales chart data yesterday. London rapper/ ...

  10. Reality Star Will Young Clocks Third No. 1 on U.K. Charts

    August 29, 2011 10:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former reality show winners rule the new U.K. sales charts, in a double victory for Sony Music Entertainment. Original "Pop Idol" victor Will Young 's "Echoes" album (RCA/Sony) entered at No. 1 and his "Jealousy" s ...

  11. Reality Show Stars Will Young, Olly Murs Rule U.K. Charts

    August 29, 2011 8:08 AM EDT Former reality show winners rule the new U.K. sales charts, in a double victory for Sony Music Entertainment. 2002 "Pop Idol" victor Will Young's "Echoes" album (RCA/Sony) entered at No. 1 and his "Jealousy" sing ...

  12. Usher's 'OMG' Leads Hot 100 For A Fourth Week

    June 03, 2010 11:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Usher maintains his perch atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth non-consecutive week with his monster smash "OMG," featuring will.i.am. The track moves 2-1 on the Radio Songs chart (139.5 million listener impressions), extending his lead ...

  13. 'Idols' Lee DeWyze, Crystal Bowersox Impact Billboard Charts

    June 02, 2010 11:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week's "American Idol" finale certainly added some spice to a slow run on this week's Billboard charts , with winner Lee DeWyze, runner-up Crystal Bowersox and a number of the show's guest stars impacting the Digital So ...

  14. 'American Idol' Finale: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV (Night 1)

    May 25, 2010 11:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles holds 7,000 people, so there's no way the cameras can capture everything that goes on during an "American Idol" taping. Luckily, Billboard.com was on the inside and can give you the scoop. Her ...

  15. Ask Billboard: Will Young, Miranda Lambert & More

    April 16, 2010 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Gary Trust at askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. HOME SWEET HOME Hi Gary, Wouldn&# ...

  16. Will Young Tops List Of Bestselling UK Singles Of Decade

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST Will Young's 2002 debut hit "Anything Is Possible"/"Evergreen" (RCA/Sony Music Entertainment) was named as the U.K.'s bestselling single of the decade, as the Official Charts Company's 2000-2009 sales data round- ...

  17. Leona Lewis Tops U.K. Charts With 'Echo'

    November 23, 2009 11:09 AM EST 0 0 0 Former "The X Factor" winner Leona Lewis scored a No. 1 debut on the U.K. album chart Sunday (Nov. 22) with her second album "Echo," while the show's 2009 finalists debuted atop the singles chart with a charity cover of Mich ...

  18. Oasis Scores Seventh Straight U.K. No. 1

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Oasis made its customary debut atop the U.K. album chart yesterday (Oct. 12) with "Dig Out Your Soul" (Big Brother), continuing the band's record of having reached No. 1 on the U.K. bestsellers with e Oasis made its customary debut at ...

  19. Pink Races To Top Of U.K. Singles Chart

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pink raced 37 places up the new U.K. singles chart to hit the top yesterday with "So What" (LaFace/Sony BMG). That ended Kings Of Leon's three-week tenure at No. 1 with "Sex on Fire" (Hand Me Down/Son Pink raced 37 places up ...

  20. Metallica, Kings Of Leon Remain Atop U.K. Charts

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica and Kings Of Leon each secured a second week atop the new U.K. sales charts yesterday (Sept. 21), as Ne-Yo and Queen + Paul Rodgers won top five album debuts. Metallica and Kings Of Leon each secured a second week atop the new U.K. sales c ...

  21. Chart Beat Chat

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Shop Boyz, American Idols, "World Idol" and more! WHAT CAN ONE PERSON DO? Fred- I need your advice. Before you start making any assumptions, I am not your typical "American Idol" fan. I am a married m ...

  22. Artists Added To Diana Concert Bill

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado, P. Diddy, Tom Jones, Will Young and Supertramp frontman Roger Hodgson have been added to the list of performers for the Concert For Diana, to be held July 1 at London's new Wembley Stadium. They join such previously-announced p ...

  23. Chart Beat Chat

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Maroon 5, "American Idol," Eurovision and more! 5 OUT OF FIVE Hello Fred, Such an exciting week on the Hot 100. With Maroon 5 at No. 1, I was "wondering" if they are coincidentally the fifth act with ...

  24. Gnarls Barkley Outpaces The Boss In The U.K.

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U.K. sales charts yesterday with a No. 1 single and chart-topping album. The duo of former Goodie Mob principal Cee-Lo and artist/producer Danger Mouse sa Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U. ...

  25. CHART BEAT CHAT

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred chats with readers about everything from cover songs and "American Idol" to digital downloads and the action on Billboard's country charts. ACE: OFF BASE? Fred, First of all, hats off to your light and fact-filled response to [a] ...

  26. Monkeys, B.I.G. Remain Atop U.K. Charts

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Britain's bestselling single and album are unchanged from last week, as Arctic Monkeys secure a second week at the top of the album chart with "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not" (Domino). Britain's bestsell ...

  27. Arctic Monkeys, Hard-Fi Rule U.K. Charts

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New British rock bands rule the new U.K. sales charts, with Arctic Monkeys notching their second straight singles chart-topper and Hard-Fi ascending to No. 1 with its first album. After a surprise No. New British rock bands rule the new U.K. sales c ...

  28. Blunt Bounces Back To Top U.K. Album Chart

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While Shayne Ward's "That's My Goal" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) started a fourth week at the top of the U.K. singles chart, there was a return to the top of the album survey for the top-selling album in B While Shayne Ward's &quo ...

  29. Blunt, Kaiser Chiefs Lead Brit Award Nominations

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With five nods each, newcomers James Blunt and Kaiser Chiefs are the frontrunners heading into the Brit Awards 2006, to be held Feb. 15 at London's Earl's Court. With five nods each, newcomers James Blunt and Kaiser Chiefs are the frontrun ...

  30. CHART BEAT CHAT

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Madonna & Elvis Presley chart facts, the Eurythmics & more with readers. ELVIS' 36 TOP 10 HITS Fred, In your recent article on Madonna's "Hung Up" single, you incorrectly stated that Elvis Presley had 36 to ...

  31. Madonna Continues U.K. Chart Reign

    November 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna's reign over the U.K. sales charts continued yesterday (Nov. 27) as she started a third week at No. 1 with the single "Hung Up" and a second with the album "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warn Madonna's reign ov ...

  32. Madonna Dominates U.K. Charts

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Madonna yesterday (Nov. 20) added a ninth U.K. No. 1 album to her career tally, joining her 11th No. 1 single to complete her domination of the British sales charts. "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Wa Madonna yesterday (Nov. 20) added a ni ...

  33. Franz Ferdinand Leads Brit Award Nominees

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while A Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the fiel ...

  34. Stars Gather For Band Aid Remake

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Coldplay's Chris Martin, Jamelia, Ms. Dynamite, Will Young and members of the bands Busted, the Darkness and Sugababes were all part of the project, called Band Aid 20. Some of the U.K.'s biggest pop stars gathered yesterday (Nov. 14) to r ...

  35. Dido, Robbie, Sting Sing For 'Bridget'

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 New recordings from Sting with Annie Lennox, Rufus Wainwright with Dido, Jamie Cullum, Robbie Williams and Will Young will be found on the soundtrack to "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," due Nov. 1 New recordings from Sting with Annie L ...

  36. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson discusses physical audio formats, the state of radio, song titles and "Australian Idol." MULTIPLE FORMATS Dear Fred, I was in a music store and noticed that a lot of albums are being simultaneously released in two new formats: ...

  37. Scissor Sisters, Shapeshifters Top U.K. Charts

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While U.S. modern rock outfit the Scissor Sisters returned to the top of the U.K. album chart yesterday (July 18), the singles chart welcomed a new No. 1 single, "Lola's Theme," by crossover dance duo While U.S. modern rock outfit the ...

  38. McFly, Usher Rule U.K. Charts

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Teen favorite McFly has a No. 1 album to add to its two chart-topping singles, as its debut set "Room on the 3rd Floor" (Universal) went straight to the chart summit yesterday (July 11) in the United Teen favorite McFly has a No. 1 album t ...

  39. Ivor Novello Nods For Dido, Will Young

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britain's "Pop Idol" winner Will Young will take on mass-selling Dido and Scottish indie outfit Belle and Sebastian for the best song award at the 49th Ivor Novello Awards. Britain's "Pop Idol" winner Will Young will ...

  40. Ivor Novello Nods For Dido, Will Young

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Britain's "Pop Idol" winner Will Young will take on mass-selling Dido and Scottish indie outfit Belle and Sebastian for the best song award at the 49th Ivor Novello Awards. Britain's "Pop Idol" winner Will Young will ...

  41. U.K. Still 'Mad' About Andrews, Jules

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The single "Mad World" remained No. 1 for a second week in the U.K., topping yesterday's (Dec. 29) final weekly sales chart of 2003. Released by Sanctuary/Adventure, the Michael Andrews featuring Gary The single "Mad World" ...

  42. Unknowns Snag U.K. Holiday No. 1

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 One of the most closely-fought races ever for the U.K.'s coveted Christmas No. 1 title was ended yesterday (Dec. 21) with a dramatic victory by a demo recording made two years ago for $50. The dark ho One of the most closely-fought races ever f ...

  43. A Closer Look At Music On Television This Week

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fine Tuning - A weekly column highlighting music-related television programming (Dec. 22-28, 2003). Christmas is a holiday that is almost instantly associated with music. And it's fitting that the days leading up to Christmas Day on Thursday wi ...

  44. Osbournes Top U.K. Singles Chart

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As he recovers in a Berkshire, England, hospital, Ozzy Osbourne had some cheering news yesterday (Dec. 14) when "Changes," his duet with daughter Kelly, debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart. Las As he recovers in a Berkshire, England ...

  45. Will Young Overtakes U.K. Charts

    December 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Twenty-one months after his initial, record-breaking U.K. success with "Evergreen"/"Anything Is Possible," former "Pop Idol" winner Will Young has the No. 1 position on both the singles and album char Twenty-one months ...

  46. Young, Westlife Top U.K. Charts

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 While Irish pop quintet Westlife was trading its No. 1 spot on last week's U.K. singles chart for the top of the album tally yesterday (Nov. 30), former "Pop Idol" winner Will Young staked a claim for While Irish pop quintet Westlife ...

  47. Fox Slates Worldwide 'Idol' Competition

    November 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Winners of "Idol" pop music contests around the world will take part in a two-part competition. Produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19TV, "World Idol" will air Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 on the Fox n Winners of "Idol" ...

  48. CHART BEAT BONUS

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the chart feats of "American Idol" Ruben Studdard & runner-up Clay Aiken, Monica, Luther Vandross, Annie Lennox and the Beach Boys. CLAYMOTION: During the run of the second season of "American Idol," o ...

  49. Coldplay Takes Top Honor At Ivor Novello Awards

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The members of Coldplay were named songwriters of the year at the 48th annual Ivor Novello Awards yesterday (May 22) in London, presented by the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters and sponso The members of Coldplay were named songwriters o ...

  50. Ms. Dynamite, Streets Top Brit Awards Nominations

    January 14, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With four nods each, garage star Ms. Dynamite and hip-hop artist the Streets lead the nominations for the Brit Awards 2003. The event will take place Feb. 20 at London's Earls Court, and will be broad With four nods each, garage star Ms. Dynami ...

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