Blige Topples Groban, Radiohead Debuts Early

Blige Topples Groban, Radiohead Debuts Early

Mary J. Blige has put an end to Josh Groban's reign on The Billboard 200 as the "Growing Pains" moves up 2-1. The Geffen release sold 204,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan, a 68% drop-off in sales. Groban's "Noel," which had been No. 1 for five weeks, slips 1-3 with 178,000 units, a 77% sales hit.
Ne-Yo Sues Over R. Kelly Tour Dismissal

Ne-Yo Sues Over R. Kelly Tour Dismissal

Ne-Yo and Compound Touring Inc. filed a suit Monday against Rowe Entertainment Inc., the promoter of R. Kelly's "Double-Up" Tour, for firing the singer after two shows as the opening act for Kelly.
Final Brown Recordings In Legal Dispute

Final Brown Recordings In Legal Dispute

The legal feud over the estate of James Brown is stalling the release of the soul legend's final recordings, his longtime adviser said.
'X-Factor' Stars Top Last U.K. Chart Of '07

'X-Factor' Stars Top Last U.K. Chart Of '07

Winners of "The X-Factor" continued to dominate the U.K. bestsellers as the British chart year ended. Current champion Leon Jackson entered a second week at No. 1 on the singles chart with "When You Believe," while Syco Music/Sony BMG labelmate Leona Lewis started a seventh atop the album list with "Spirit," and held at No. 2 with the single "Bleeding Love."
Yorke Addresses EMI Renegotiation Report

Yorke Addresses EMI Renegotiation Report

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has responded to a report that his band demanded an exorbitant advance from EMI for its next album as well as control of its back catalog, before ultimately deciding not to re-sign with the company.
Blues Artist 'Weepin' Willie Dies

Blues Artist 'Weepin' Willie Dies

"Weepin'" Willie Robinson, a blues singer who performed with Steven Tyler and Bonnie Raitt but also spent time homeless, has died at age 81.
Female Acts Dominate U.K. Year-End Charts

Female Acts Dominate U.K. Year-End Charts

The year ended with girls on top in the United Kingdom, as Leona Lewis and Amy Winehouse respectively claimed the biggest-selling single and album of 2007.
Royal Honors For Kylie, Parkinson

Royal Honors For Kylie, Parkinson

Australian pop singer Kylie Minogue, veteran British broadcaster Michael Parkinson and Beggars Group chairman Martin Mills are among the music industry names on Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honours list.
Report: Apple Readies HD Radio Push

Report: Apple Readies HD Radio Push

Apple plans a push during the Macworld Expo event in San Francisco next month for HD Radio-equipped boom boxes that have iPod docks and iTunes Tagging technology, according to a report at iLounge.com.
Best Bets '08: Campaign Promises

Best Bets '08: Campaign Promises

From acquisitions to ad-supported services, from retail to the road, a dozen headlines we'd bet the farm on in 2008.
Best Bets '08: The Radiohead Effect

Best Bets '08: The Radiohead Effect

Radiohead's decision to release its new album "In Rainbows" by itself—online, without a record label's help and at any price the user chose—rocked the industry last fall. Who will follow the band's name-your-own-price, no-label-necessary lead?

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