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Duffy Leads The Way In 2008 Music Sales Charts

Duffy has both the bestselling single and album of 2008 so far, according to new figures released today.Statistics published by the Official UK Charts Company show that the Welsh singer's number one hit Mercy has...

By on 07 July 2008

Dizzee Rascal Scores Number One

Dizzee Rascal has gone to the top of the UK singles chart with his first number one.The rapper's song Dance Wiv Me beat Basshunters's single All I Ever Wanted into the number three spot, with...

By on 06 July 2008

Five-fold Sales Increase For Jay-z After Glasto Success

Jay-Z's album sales have experienced a near five-fold boost after his triumphant Glastonbury performance, it has been confirmed.The rapper's appearance on the Pyramid Stage at the legendary Somerset festival had provoked much controversy, with many...

By on 04 July 2008

Zz Top Sign To Rubin's Record Label

Rockers ZZ TOP are to follow JOHNNY CASH and NEIL DIAMOND as they hope for a career revival at the hands of super-producer RICK RUBIN. The Smart Dressed Man trio has signed a new deal...

Verve Close Glastonbury With Attack On Eavis

The Verve closed this year's Glastonbury festival by criticising organiser Michael Eavis, who they suggested opposed their booking.Lead singer Richard Ashcroft thanked Mr Eavis' daughter Emily for selecting them to headline the final day of...

By on 30 June 2008

Diamond Overcomes Technical Difficulties To Wow Glastonbury

Veteran rocker NEIL DIAMOND overcame an array of technical difficulties to wow the crowds at legendary music festival Glastonbury on Sunday (29Jun08). The America hitmaker was forced to stop halfway through his rendition of Done...

Ne-yo Overtakes Coldplay To Number One

Ne-Yo's Closer has climbed one place to knock Coldplay off the top spot in the singles chart, but Vida La Vida remains Britain's number one album.The title track stormed to number one last week from...

By on 29 June 2008

Festivals May See More Silver Crowd Surfers

Research from Alliance & Leicester has revealed the over 50s will not only be performing at festivals this summer, four million may also be going.The bank has found a fifth (21 per cent) of those...

By on 27 June 2008

Diamond Swapped Fencing For Fame

Singer NEIL DIAMOND ditched the chance to pursue a career as a professional fencer to take up music. The star was so successful at the sport he won a full college scholarship granting him a...

Diamond: 'My First Wife Made Me A Star'

Legendary crooner NEIL DIAMOND credits his first wife with his successful music career, because she inspired him to begin writing songs. The Sweet Caroline hitmaker realised he had a talent after he successfully seduced Jayne...

Duffy Claims Song Of The Year Prize At Mojo Awards

Duffy's smash hit Mercy has been named song of the year in the Mojo Honours List 2008.The Welsh singer's number one single was called a "timeless song" by the magazine's editor-in-chief Phil Alexander at last...

By on 17 June 2008

Diamond/streisand Have Clever Djs To Thank For Flowers Hit

NEIL DIAMOND's duet with BARBRA STREISAND on YOU DON'T BRING ME FLOWERS only became a hit when radio DJs started merging the two superstars' renditions of the same song. Diamond wrote the beloved ballad for...

Diamond Was A Teen Victim Of Gang Shooting

Cleancut rocker NEIL DIAMOND was once shot during his wild youth as a street fighting New York City gang member. The Sweet Caroline hitmaker reveals he ran with a bad crowd growing up in the...

Singin' In The Rain Remix Claims Number One Spot

A three-year-old song has topped the UK singles charts after being used by Britain's Got Talent winner George Sampson.Mint Royale's remix of Singin' in the Rain has climbed 27 places to knock Rihanna's Take A...

By on 09 June 2008

Rihanna Still No 1 As Usher Tops The Pile

Rihanna has retained the number one spot in the UK singles chart while Usher debuted at number one with his brand new album Here I Stand.The Barbadian singer remains atop the singles chart for the...

By on 02 June 2008

Diamond Pondered 'Showbusiness' Name-change

Legendary crooner NEIL DIAMOND considered adopting a moniker when he first hit the music scene - because he didn't think his given name was glamorous enough for a career in showbusiness. The Sweet Caroline singer...

Diamond Takes Part In Hollywood Rooftop Skit

NEIL DIAMOND was game for a laugh on Friday (23May08) as he watched U.S. funnyman JIMMY KIMMEL butcher his SWEET CAROLINE hit on a rooftop in Hollywood for fans down below. Kimmel, a big fan...

Rihanna's Take A Bow Tops Singles Chart

Rihanna's Take a Bow is number one in the UK singles chart.In a reversal of last week's chart, the US singer knocked the Ting Tings' single, That's Not My Names, off the top spot.It wasn't...

By on 25 May 2008

Diamond: 'Pulp Fiction Drug Song Sparked My Comeback'

NEIL DIAMOND has publicly credited moviemaker QUENTIN TARANTINO for his career comeback - because the use of GIRL, YOU'LL BE A WOMAN SOON in PULP FICTION gave the crooner a big boost. Oddly, Diamond initially...

Death Cab For Cutie Score Us #1 Album

US indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie have achieved their first ever number one album across the Atlantic, with new release Narrow Stairs topping the Billboard Hot 200.After selling an estimated 144,000 copies in...

By on 22 May 2008

Diamond Doesn't Have Time For Friends

Legendary crooner NEIL DIAMOND deliberately cuts himself off from family and friends - because his commitment to music doesn't give him time for other people. The Sweet Caroline hitmaker has been married twice and is...

Diamond Tops U.k. Album Charts For First Time

Veteran crooner NEIL DIAMOND has landed his first number one album in the U.K.. The singer's latest LP Home Before Dark has debuted at the top of Britain's album chart on Sunday (18May08) - a...

Ting Tings End Madonna's Chart Reign

The Ting Tings have taken the top spot in the singles chart, ending Madonna's four weeks at the top.Their track That's Not My Name also denied Rihanna another number one, with Take A Bow coming...

By on 18 May 2008

Neil Diamond And Rihanna Top Us Charts

Veteran musician Neil Diamond and R 'n' B star Rihanna have both made history in topping the US albums and singles charts this week.Home Before Dark, Diamond's 29th studio album, has debuted at number one...

By on 15 May 2008

Diamond Scores A Gem As Album Debuts At Number One In U.s.

NEIL DIAMOND has scored his first number one album in America. The Sweet Caroline hitmaker's new release, Home Before Dark, has debuted at the top, claiming the biggest debut sales week in the crooner's career....

Diamond Heading For First Number One Album

NEIL DIAMOND is on course to topple MADONNA's HARD CANDY and claim his first ever number one album in America after recording spectacular first day sales of his new release HOME BEFORE DARK. The crooner...

Diamond Still Dreaming Of Hall Of Fame Nod After 20 Years

NEIL DIAMOND is hoping hard work and a little luck will land him in the Rock + Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 after 20 years of snubs. The Sweet Caroline singer became eligible for...

Diamond Wants Hall Of Fame Accolade

Veteran crooner NEIL DIAMOND is desperate to land a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame - because he thinks he has 'paid his dues' to the music industry. The Sweet Caroline singer...

Diamond Would Have Been No Good On Idol

NEIL DIAMOND has great respect for the young wannabes he's mentoring on AMERICAN IDOL this week (beg28Apr08) - because he wouldn't have made it past the first round of the TV talent show. The Sweet Caroline singer...

Diamond Would Have Been No Good On Idol

NEIL DIAMOND has great respect for the young wannabes he's mentoring on AMERICAN IDOL this week (beg28Apr08) - because he wouldn't have made it past the first round of the TV talent show. The Sweet...

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