The King and the undisputed queen, Adele, are still on top of the UK album and singles chart.
There’s no change at the top of the UK album and singles chart this week, as Elvis Presley and Adele continue to hold on to the number one spots respectively. Adele is celebrating her third week on top of the singles chart with ‘Hello’, which has now been certified Platinum by the BPI.
Adele is on top of the UK singles chart for a third week.
Despite being in it’s third week of release, ‘Hello’ managed to outsell its nearest competitor by over 34,000 combined chart sales this week. It is also this week’s most streamed track, racking up 4.7 million listens. ‘Hello’ is the first single from Adele’s upcoming third album, 25, which is due out on November 20th.
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Most famous for being an actor, comedian and TV presenter, Armstrong seems to have hidden talents.
He might be best known for his comedic and presenting skills, but actor Alexander Armstrong is set to make a move into the world of music. The presenter of the BBC’s popular game show ‘Pointless’ has announced that he’s to record a classical music album.
Armstrong has signed to Warner Music subsidiary label East West to make an album of choral music to “celebrate songs of the British Isles”, and will begin work on it later this summer. He will collaborate with producer Simon Franglen, who has worked on movie soundtracks with the likes of James Horner and Thomas Newman for films like Avatar, Skyfall, The Amazing Spider-Man and Titanic.
Pretty illustrious company he’ll be keeping for a debut record, then!
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Pointless' Alexander Armstrong is excited to be involved in the reboot of the much-loved Danger Mouse.
Alexander Armstrong, the comedian, actor and presenter of 'Pointless', is to voice Danger Mouse in a revamped version of the 80s cartoon. The show will air on CBBC starting in 2015.
Alexander Armstrong admits he's always been a Danger Mouse fan
The acclaimed actor and comedian Kevin Eldon - best known for Big Train and Brass Eye - will voice Danger Mouse's loyal assistant Penfold while the recognisable voice of Come Dine With Me's Dave Lamb will narrate the series. Shauna Macdonald will play Professor Squawkencluck while Morwenna Banks will voice numerous parts.
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Alexander Armstrong and Hannah Bronwen Snow - Celebrities arrive at Save the Children's 'A Night of Reggae' fundraising event, sponsored by RB, held at the Roundhouse in London on Wednesday 12th March 2014, to raise money for the charity's life-saving work. Last night, Save the Children held 'A Night of Reggae' at the Roundhouse in London sponsored by RB. Attended by over 500 guests including Helena Bonham Carter, Sir Michael Cain, Colin Firth, Livia Firth, Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory, Dominic West, Kirsty Alsopp, Ali Bastian, Jon Snow, Alexander Armstrong and Helen Fielding, the event raised over £1.4 million pounds for the charity through ticket sales and auction items. Made up of cornerstone artists of the influential genre of reggae, the phenomenal bill included performances and collaborations from Ernest Ranglin whose guitar playing defined the genre, the incredible Jimmy Cliff who remains an unmistakeable music figure, legendary rhythm section Sly and Robbie, Suggs lead singer of ska band Madness, lead singer and founding member of UB40 Ali Campbell, and the Queen of Reggae, Dawn Penn, most known for her hit single No, No, No. Dawn Penn and Ali Campbell joined forces to sing 'I Got You Babe' - a truly unique collaboration with Sly & Robbie on drums and bass respectively. Suggs and Sly & Robbie performed 'Cecilia' for the first time since they produced it back in the 1980s, and were joined on stage by the father of Reggae, Ernest Ranglin as well as the other artists to perform the hit track by Madness 'It Must Be Love'. As well as joining their peers on stage, these established legends also performed with new kids on the block Max Stone and Elli Ingram who has just recently been signed by Island Records. In addition, Henry Wyndham, Chairman of Sotheby's Europe, conducted a live auction. A Marc Quinn painting proved to be the most popular lot with the successful bid reaching £150,000, attracting the highest figure of the evening for Save the Children. A silent auction also ran throughou - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 12th March 2014