Thursday, December 31, 2009

Noughties Top 10 Singles & Albums

Here are the UK best selling singles and albums during the past decade, proving that reality TV ruled the airwaves yet British artists remained firm favourites with the buying public as nine out of ten best selling albums of the noughties were by British artists.

The Top 10 Singles of the Noughties are:

1. Will Young - 'Anything Is Possible/Evergreen' - 1.8m
2. Gareth Gates - 'Unchained Melody'
3. Tony Christie feat. Peter Kay - ('Is This The Way To') Amarillo'
4. Shaggy feat. Rikrok - 'It Wasn't Me'
5. Alexandra Burke - 'Hallelujah'
6. Band Aid 20 - 'Do They Know It's Christmas'
7. Kylie Minogue - 'Can't Get You Out My Head'
8. Shayne Ward - 'That's My Goal'
9. Hear'Say - 'Pure And Simple'
10. Bob The Builder - 'Can We Fix It'

The Top 10 Albums of the Noughties are:

1. James Blunt - 'Back To Bedlam' - 3.2m
2. Dido - 'No Angel'
3. Amy Winehouse - 'Back To Black'
4. Leona Lewis - 'Spirit'
5. David Gray - 'White Ladder'
6. The Beatles - '1' -
7. Dido - 'Life For Rent'
8. Coldplay - 'A Rush Of Blood To The Head'
9. Scissor Sisters - 'Scissor Sisters'
10. Take That - 'Beautiful World'

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

TV Top 20 Christmas Day Viewing Figures 2009

Here are the Christmas Day TV viewing figures for the top twenty programmes (last year's Top 20 can be seen: HERE). BBC1 dominated Christmas Day with ITV only getting five programmes in the Top 20.

1. EastEnders - BBC One, 8pm - 10.86m

2. The Royle Family - BBC One, 9pm - 10.23m

3. Doctor Who - BBC One, 6pm - 10.03m

4. Gavin & Stacey - BBC One, 10pm - 9.17m

5. The Gruffalo - BBC One, 5.30pm - 8.79m

6. Coronation Street - ITV1, 7pm - 7.89m

7. Catherine Tate: Nan's Christmas Carol - BBC One, 10.30pm - 7.13m

8. BBC News - BBC One, 5.20pm - 6.8m

9. Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special - BBC One, 7pm - 6.79m

10. Shrek The Halls - BBC One, 4.55pm - 5.56m

11. The Queen - BBC One, 3pm - 5.56m

12. Emmerdale - ITV1, 6pm - 5.19m

13. The Incredibles - BBC One, 3.10pm - 5.09m

14. BBC News - BBC One, 11.20pm - 4.64m

15. ITV News & Weather - ITV1, 5.40pm - 3.78m

16. Agatha Christie's Poirot - ITV1, 9pm - 3.71m

17. Top Of The Pops Christmas Special - BBC One, 2pm - 3.4m

18. Happy Feet - ITV1, 3.40pm - 3.39m

19. Dad's Army - BBC Two, 8pm - 3.39m

20. National Lottery Euromillions Draw - BBC One, 11.30pm - 2.38m

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Lady GaGa New Photoshoot

Here are the latest pictures of Lady GaGa, taken by top photographer David LaChapelle. The images capture Lady GaGa at her best - naked and glamorous yet dignified for the name of art. Even Kanye West can be seen in one of the pictures below holding Lady GaGa in his arms.

The pictures can be found in the new deluxe edition of her massive hit album 'The Fame'.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

VIDEO: X Factor and SuBo - Killing In The Name

Here is the uncensored version of Rage Against The Machine's 'Killing In The Name'video, featuring the X Factor finalists and Susan Boyle. This hilarious spoof video has been an internet hit this week and can only help RATM in it's battle for the Christmas #1.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Girls Aloud Wear Stunning Dresses At St Trinian's 2 Premier

Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh all turned up in stunning outfits at the London premier of St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold. The film is due for release in the UK on December 18.

*pictures by PA

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Victoria Beckham's Clothes Stolen In Planned Robbery

Victoria Beckham has been the target of thieves, who made a daring raid on her new fashion collection. Clothes worth £350,000 were stolen by knife-point on Thursday as the lorry driver encountered two men jumping out of the back of the van.

The driver was knocked to the ground as clothes destined for Neiman Marcus in New York were stolen in a well thought out robbery. The van had been followed as the driver made his deliveries, the men made off with two boxes of dresses designed by Victoria Beckham.

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Grammy Awards: 2010 Nominations List

The Grammy Award nominations are listed below for the 52nd music extravaganza, scheduled to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 31st January, 2010. The competition is looking hot with Lady GaGa, Beyonce and the Black Eyed Peas all in the running for the Record of the Year.

Song of the Year:

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyonce
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift
Pretty Wings - Maxwell

Best Pop Performance by a Duo/Group with Vocals:

I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
We Weren''t Born To Follow - Bon Jovi
Never Say Never - The Fray
Sarah's Smile - Daryl Hall & John Oates
Kids - MGMT

Best Rock Album:

Black Ice - AC DC
Live From Madison Square Garden - Steve Winwood & Eric Clapton
21st Century Breakdown - Green Day
Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King - Dave Matthews Band
No Line On The Horizon - U2

Best Rap Solo Performance:

Best I Ever Had - Drake
Beautiful - Eminem
D.O.A. (Death of Autotune) - Jay-Z
Day & Night - Kid Cudi
Casa Bey - Mos Def

Best Country Performance by a Duo/Group with Vocals:

Cowgirls Don't Cry - Brooks & Dunn
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
I Run To You - Lady Antebellum
Here Comes Goodbye - Rascal Flatts
It Happens - Sugarland

Record of the Year:

Halo - Beyonce
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
You Belong With Me - Taylor Swift

Album of the Year:

I Am...Sasha Fierce - Beyonce
The E.N.D. - Black Eyed Peas
The Fame - Lady Gaga
Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King - Dave Matthews Band
Fearless - Taylor Swift

Best New Artist:

Zac Brown Band
Keri Wilson
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Susan Boyle Gets Fastest Selling Album In UK

Susan Boyle has become a record breaker after selling 410,000 copies of her debut album 'I Dreamed A Dream'. The album was released on Monday and easily outsold X Factor's JLS to become the #1 album in the UK. The Britain's Got Talent runner-up has gone into the record books for having the fastest selling UK debut album, and looks certain to continue the celebrations as the album has been causing SuBo fever in the USA.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

JLS Fans Crushed As Birmingham Crowds Break Barriers

Watch the video below as crowds broke down fences during the JLS performance in Birmingham. Over 60 fans were injured over 25,000 people surged forward, bringing chaos to the Christmas light switch on. The video captures the moment crowds began breaking free as all control and normality was lost.

Police and security were among those being crushed and seemed powerless as thousands of screaming fans powered forwards towards the stage. Eyewitnesses commented on police being attacked and people being crushed on the floor during the stampede. Several people required hospital treatment after the near riots.

Read the full story HERE.

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Friday, November 06, 2009

Twisted Wheel Come To Coventry

Twisted Wheel will be at the Kasbah in Coventry on Saturday night (07/11/09) as they headline the weekend line up of live music that also features local Midlands band Century Man and Coventry's own Just Morale.

Having seen Twisted Wheel support The Enemy and Oasis earlier this year, anyone who loves live music should head over to Kasbah for a rocking night. The lads know how to put on a great performance and even if you don't know their tunes, you will by the end of their set. Century Man have created some blistering tunes and are no strangers to Coventry, having created waves of interest in the media over the past few months.

If you can not make it this time, then Twisted Wheel will be returning to Coventry on December 11 as the lads support Paul Weller when he performs at the Warwick Arts Centre.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Q Award Winners - 2009

The Q Awards were held in London today (26/10/09) and the full winners list is printed below. The ceremony was full of interesting twists as Robert Plant thanked 88 people in full during his acceptance speech. Amy Winehouse got stuck in a lift but found time to have a dig at the BNP's Nick Griffin saying he was a "fat, Holocaust-denying c**t". For the full story and pictures check the official Q Awards website: HERE

Best New Act
White Lies

Breakthrough Artist
Mr Hudson

Best Track
Lily Allen - 'The Fear'

Best Video
Lady GaGa - 'Just Dance'

Best Live Act
Arctic Monkeys

Best Album
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Best Act In The World Today

Classic Song
Frankie Goes To Hollywood: 'Relax'

Q Classic Album
U2: 'The Unforgettable Fire'

Innovation In Sound
Sonic Youth

Classic Songwriter
Yusuf Islam

The Q Idol
Spandau Ballet

Outstanding Contribution To Music
Robert Plant

The Q Inspiration Award
The Specials

The Q Icon
Marianne Faithfull

Q Legend
Edwyn Collins

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Robbie Williams Chart Battle Update

Robbie Williams new single 'Bodies' looks set to debut in the UK singles chart on Sunday at number two as former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has been outselling Robbie with her single 'Bad Boys'. Sales of both tracks were lifted by performances on Saturday's X Factor, as seen by 13 million viewers.

The on screen battle between Robbie Williams and Alexandra Burke was won by the former X Factor winner and she looks set to win the UK Charts battle as she outsells Robbie by 2 to 1. On Monday Robbie Williams sold an impressive 40,000 copies of his comeback single and is almost guaranteed the #2 slot, which is a vast improvement on his last single 'She's Madonna' - which charted at number 16.

The only way Robbie Williams will fail to reach number two on Sunday will be if downloads of Boyzone singles surge following the sudden death of Stephen Gately. 'Bodies' will be Robbie Williams highest charting single since 'Tripping' in 2005.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Listen To Michael Jackson 'This Is It' Here

Here is the brand new track from Michael Jackson called 'This Is It', listen to the song below ahead of the album release on October 26. The movie featuring the final footage of the King of Pop will be be shown globally in cinemas for a limited period from October 28.

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Stephen Gately Last Picture

Stephen Gately died suddenly in his sleep while on holiday with his long term partner Andrew Cowles in Majorca last night. This picture of Stephen Gately and Ronan Keating together at the Pride of Britain Awards on Monday night is the last public picture of the Boyzone singer before his sudden death.

*PIC: Copetti/Photofab/Rex Features
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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

VIDEO: Pint Shot Riot - Come Back To Me

Pint Shot Riot prove that Coventry has talent with their latest video for 'Come Back To Me', which was released on Monday 5 October and was filmed in The Warehouse Club Coventry.

Frontman Rocket spoke to The Sun saying, "We've played with some great bands like Glasvegas and The Enemy but we've got two great singles ready to go and now it's our turn to headline.
"The music biz is changing and if people get to hear independent acts through new channels like video games then that's cool."

Pint Shot Riot: Come Back To Me

Pint Shot Riot 'Come Back To Me' and 'Not Thinking Straight' are available from HMV now.


Fri 23/10/2009 Roadmender Northampton

Thu 15/10/2009 Barhouse Chelmsford

Wed 14/10/2009 The Macbeth on Hoxton Street London. (On stage at 10pm)

Sat 10/10/2009 The Boardwalk Sheffield

Thu 08/10/2009 Jericho Tavern - Oxford

*Top pic: The Sun
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Friday, October 02, 2009

VIDEO: Tinchy Stryder - You're Not Alone

Tinchy Stryder is back with another blinder from his 'Catch 22' album, this time he samples the Olive track 'You're Not Alone'. The single got the band to number one back in May 1997 and Tinchy would love it if the track goes to number one when it is released on November 2.

Fans felt the 22 year-old performer should have won a MOBO Award this week after being snubbed at the Award ceremony for the third year in a row. Tinchy hit back by saying, “So I didn’t win a MOBO after havin’ da highest-selling urban single of the year and sellin’ over 1million singles this year. Cool. F the MOBOs.” 

Watch the video below of Tinchy Stryder performing 'You're Not Alone':

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Posh 'n' Becks - 10 Years On

Over ten years in the public eye, David and Victoria Beckham show the world that it is possible to be famous and still stay in love. The Getty photo above in today's media showed the Beckhams at the Adidas Originals launch party in Los Angeles and looking not only glam but very much in love even after all this time.

Constant media attention has not harmed their strong relationship, which has withstood distance, rumours and time - proving that the couple together for the very long term.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Amy Winehouse: Rap Video

Here is the video of Amy Winehouse performing a rap during her recording session with Zalon. It seems like Winehouse was just having a bit of fun as she made up some lyrics while in the studio at her north London home.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Primeval Gets Dramatic Comeback

Back from the dead, ITV's Primeval has been given a new lease of life as the network changed it's mind and agreed to a further two new series of the popular Sci - fi drama. Back in June we revealed that Primeval had been axed due to cost cutting at ITV, sparking fury with fans of the series.

Now a new partnership with UKTV (Watch) and ITV means millions of viewers will be able to see the return of Andrew Lee Potts, Jason Fleming and Hannah Spearritt in early 2011. ITV will show series four first and then Watch will screen series five before ITV.

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

PICTURES: Girls Aloud @ Wembley

Girls Aloud are on top of the world as these pictures from the Coldplay Wembley performance show.

Girls Aloud @ Wembley

Cheryl Cole

Nadine Coyle

Sarah Harding

Nicola Roberts

Kimberly Walsh

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Glastonbury Festival Tickets Update

Glastonbury Festival tickets will go on sale to the public on Sunday October 4, 2009 at 9am. The 40th Anniversary Glastonbury promises to be bigger and better than ever with a special line up planned.

People will be able to pay a £50 deposit and pay the full amount at a later date, following the successful deposit scheme launch this year. Tickets will be priced at £185 (plus £5 booking fee and £4.95 p&p) and are expected to sell out once again. Full ticket details can be found on the official Glastonbury website: HERE.

Glastonbury 2010 will take place from Wednesday, June 23 until Sunday, June 27 at Worthy Farm, Somerset.

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Q Awards Nominations 2009

The Arctic Monkeys and Oasis lead the way in this year's Q Award Nominations as the full list shows below. The Sheffield band picked up four nominations and look set to steal the show on October 25 at Grosvenor House in London's Park Lane.

Best New Act:
White Lies
Friendly Fires
Empire Of The Sun
Passion Pit
The Dead Weather

Breakthrough Artist:
Florence and the Machine
Lady GaGa
La Roux
Mr Hudson
Pixie Lott

Best Track:
Kasabian - 'Fire'
Muse - 'Uprising'
Arctic Monkeys - 'Crying Lightning'
Dizzee Rascal - 'Bonkers'
Noisettes - 'Never Forget You'
Lily Allen - 'The Fear'

Best Video:
The Dead Weather - 'Treat Me Like Your Mother'
Dizzee Rascal - 'Holiday'
Florence & The Machine - 'Drumming Song'
Mika ­- 'We Are Golden'
Lady GaGa - 'Just Dance'

Best Live Act:
The Prodigy
Arctic Monkeys
Take That

Best Album:
Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
U2 - No Line On The Horizon
Florence and the Machine - Lungs
The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

Best Act In The World Today:
Kings Of Leon
Arctic Monkeys

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Mel B Offered Playboy Centre Spread

Playboy magazine are keen to feature spicy Mel B in one of their future issues and won't give up until the curvy mother of two gives in to their requests to pose naked for the magazine. Melanie said, "I've turned it down four or five times now." But Playboy bosses remain persistent and have offered the former Spice Girl huge amounts of money to strip off.

Speaking about the Playboy offers, Mel B said, "They're offering me a ridiculous amount of money to do it, so that's not the problem." Mel is currently busy with various projects while in London and was signing autographs for fans as she promoted Ultimo's 10th Anniversary. (See the Mel B Ultimo Underwear pictures: HERE)

Mel B will be a guest presenter on ITV1's Loose Women this month and will be catching up with the other Spice Girls while in the UK, leaving little time to consider the Playboy offer. She hasn't ruled out a future photo shoot with the naughty magazine saying, "I'm just not ready to do it. But I'll definitely consider it in the future, when I feel the time's right."

*Mel B pictures: SPLASH

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Lady GaGa - V Magazine Pictures

Lady GaGa is featured in this months issue of V magazine in a collection of daring pictures by fashion photographer Mario Testino. Here are a few from the stunning collection that has people saying Lady GaGa could become the next Queen of Pop. The US magazine is on sale now and more news can be found on their website

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Madonna Faints On Stage In Bulgaria

Sensational video footage of Madonna fainting on stage during her Sticky & Sweet show in Sofia, Bulgaria has appeared on The Sun website today and clearly shows the Queen of Pop becomes unconscious while a backing dancer tries to awaken her. Madonna then comes back to life and continues with the single 'Holiday'.

Check the footage for yourself on The Sun website: HERE

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Mel B Colombian Holiday Pictures

Mel B has never looked so good as these pictures by SPLASH demonstrate as the happy couple frolicked during their holiday on the secluded island Cartagena in Colombia. Scary Spice is far from being frightening these days, the former Spice Girl has proved their is life after Spice!

Some questioned whether her marriage to Stephen Belafonte would last, but these holiday snaps clearly demonstrate their love is as strong now as when they secretly married in Las Vegas on 6 June 2007. Mel B is now back in the UK for the next few weeks working on various projects including ITV1's Loose Women.

*Pictures: SPLASH

Mel B

Stephen Belafonte and Mel B

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Monday, August 31, 2009

David Beckham Has Still Got it!

David Beckham has gone from villain to hero at LA Galaxy in a matter of weeks as he scored the winning goal against local team Chivas USA on Saturday. Fans had spent weeks booing Beckham after he spent most of the season at AC Milan, but now LA Galaxy could be serious title contenders after only losing one game out of their past seven games.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

VIDEO: Michael Jackson Still Alive?

This video proves that Michael Jackson is still alive, according to the person that has posted it on YouTube. They claim that he got the 30 second footage from a reliable friend, and apparently shows the same Coroners van that features in TV footage.

The video shows Michael Jackson climbing out of the back of the van, even though he was supposedly dead inside. Watch the video and judge for yourself - Is this the real deal or just another in the growing list of claims?

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Noel Quits Oasis After Fight

Oasis have split up after the band pulled out of a second gig this weekend, leaving thousands disappointed at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris. A reported "altercation within the band" is to blame for the cancellation.

According to early reports Oasis pulled out just before they were due on stage. Liam smashed Noel's guitar, which resulted in the brothers having a fight. Madness had to step in and take over as the headline act.

Speculation is now rife that Oasis have split up, just hours after former All Saints singer Natalie Appleton said Oasis would never split up.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kate Moss Top Shop Pictures

These Kate Moss pictures for the new Top Shop Collection prove that the world famous model has lost none of the glam. Kate has remained one of the world's most popular models, even though she is often making headlines for wearing see-through outfits or going top-less for magazines.

This collection of Kate Moss pictures appears to be less shocking and more about the stocking (yes, there is meant to be a big ladder in her tights!). The new Top Shop goes on sale August 31 in the UK, but expect to see Kate Moss on the X Factor later this year and in America as she helps promote Top Shop.

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