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Abba's Gold Is Best-selling Cd

2nd October 2012

ABBA's 'Gold' is Britain's best ever selling CD.The Swedish group - made up of Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson - released their greatest hits compilation in 1992, 10 years after splitting,...

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Abba Boast Britain's Best-selling Cd

1st October 2012

Abba have seen off competition from Adele and Oasis to land Britain's best-selling Cd of the last 20 years.The Scandinavian pop sensations have sold four million copies of greatest hits album Gold in the U.K....

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George Michael Eyes Greatest Hits Musical

19th July 2012

George Michael is considering following in the footsteps of Queen, Abba and the Spice Girls by developing a musical based on his biggest hits.The former Wham! singer, who was hospitalised with pneumonia last year (11),...

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Madonna Sued Over Vogue Sample

13th July 2012

Madonna is being sued for a sample of music used in her 1990 hit 'Vogue'.Record company VMG Salsoul have accused the 53-year-old singer of using horns and strings from Salsoul Orchestra's 1977 hit 'Chicago Bus...

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Fascinating Fact 13597

15th June 2012

Heavy rock guitar great Yngwie Malmsteen is set to become a DJ on his native Sweden's biggest radio station on his birthday. The artist will guest host the Sommar show on Sveriges Radio on 30...

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Abba Join Beatles And Queen In U.k. Chart's Five Million Club

19th May 2012

Abba's 1992 greatest hits album Gold has become the third record to sell five million copies in the U.K.The disc now joins the exclusive club alongside The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and...

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Spice Girls To Reunite At Musical

12th May 2012

All of the Spice Girls will attend the opening night of musical 'Viva Forever'. Comedienne and 'Absolutely Fabulous' star Jennifer Saunders has written the show, based on the music of the girl band and she...

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Paul Simon Wins Polar Music Prize

8th May 2012

Music icon Paul Simon has been chosen to receive Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.The U.S. singer will share the honour with cellist Yo-Yo Ma after they were selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music....

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Adele's 21 Climbs To Number 5 In The UK Best-selling Albums

4th May 2012

Adele's second album '21' has beat Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' to Number 5 on the UK list of the biggest selling albums of all time, UK sales reaching 4,274,300 - that's 500 more than Jackson's definitive...

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Adele Outsells Michael Jackson

4th May 2012

Adele's '21' has now outsold Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' in the UK.The 'Rolling In The Deep' hitmaker's second album - which was released in January 2011 - has sold 4,274,300 copies in Britain, more than 500...

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Adele's '21' Outsells Michael Jackson's Thriller

3rd May 2012

Adele 's sophomore record '21' has become the UK's fifth biggest selling album of all time, replacing Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' in the heavyweight list. The 23-year-old's second offering has now sold 4,274,300 copies, 500 more...

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Adele Surpasses Michael Jackson On U.k.'S All-time Album Sales List

3rd May 2012

Soul star Adele is celebrating after overtaking Michael Jackson's Thriller in the list of best-selling U.K. albums.The London-born singer's second album 21 has rocketed into fifth place on the countdown after selling a total of...

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Counterprogramming Box Office -- It Hardly Ever Works

2nd May 2012

An analysis by the Los Angeles Times of the box office of films released as "counterprogramming" to major tentpole movies has concluded that while the counterprogramming idea may seem logical in theory, "in the real...

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Fascinating Fact 13317

29th April 2012

A real romance is set to give the West End's Mamma Mia! a spark - actor Gary Milner is to join his wife Sally Ann Triplett in the hit Abba musical. Milner will play Sam...

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Queen Has Biggest-selling U.k. Album Of All Time

10th April 2012

Queen's Greatest Hits album has been declared the biggest-selling album of all time in the U.K., according to new chart estimates.Chiefs behind the Official Charts Company have compiled a list of the Top 40 sellers...

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Chris Klein Jokes About 'Dreadful' Mamma Mia! Audition

30th March 2012

Actor Chris Klein feared he had upset a Hollywood executive after his self-confessed "dreadful" Mamma Mia! audition was leaked online.The American Pie star was left red-faced after video footage of him singing off-key while trying...

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Abba To Release Unheard Song

26th January 2012

ABBA are set to release their first new song in 18 years.The legendary Swedish group - made up of Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - will unleash a previously unreleased track...

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Abba To Release New Song

25th January 2012

Seventies supergroup Abba are to release their first new song in 18 years after stumbling upon a lost recording while making plans for the reissue of their final album The Visitors.From a Twinkling Star to...

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Abba To Release First New Material In 17 Years

25th January 2012

Announced in The Telegraph today - nearly 30 years on from their final recording sessions, an unreleased Abba song will be make its debut on the reissued version of the band's final studio album, The...

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Madonna Hints At Stage Musical

13th January 2012

Madonna looks set to follow in the footsteps of Abba and Queen by allowing a musical featuring her hit songs to hit the stage.The Material Girl is open to having her songs written into a...

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Alice Cooper Tried To 'Destroy' Audiences

28th October 2011

Alice Cooper used to try and "destroy" his audience.The 'School's Out' hitmaker said his self-titled band didn't understand hippy culture when they first moved to California in 1967, they would purposefully go out of their...

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Westlife To Split After 14 Years, Announce Farewell Tour

20th October 2011

Westlife, the best-selling Irish boy band, have announced they are to split after 14 years together. The group, who have sold over 44 million albums worldwide, plan to split after a Greatest Hits record this...

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Benny Andersson Opens Up About Alcoholism Battle

19th September 2011

Abba star Benny Andersson sought help for his alcoholism after hitting a low point and realising he would "lose everything" unless he gave up drinking.The Mamma Mia hitmaker decided to turn his life around by...

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Sugababes Pay Tribute To Abba At Theatre Show

16th September 2011

Pop group Sugababes donned replicas of Abba's flamboyant stage costumes to perform a rendition of Dancing Queen in London's West End on Thursday night (15Sep11).The Push the Button hitmakers appeared at the close of the...

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Meryl Streep Honoured At Kennedy Centre Honours

7th September 2011

Meryl Streep is set the be awarded a Kennedy Centre Honour which is the highest honour for defining American culture through the arts. President Obama will greet the receiptants at the show on December 4th...

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Secret Abba Fan Dominic Cooper

6th August 2011

Dominic Cooper used to dress up as ABBA and dance around to their songs.The actor - who starred in 'Mamma Mia!', a big-screen version of the musical based on the hits of the Swedish group...

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Kylie And Dannii Minogue To Duet

15th June 2011

Kylie Minogue is set to duet with sister, Dannii.The Australian siblings - who recorded a cover of the ABBA classic 'The Winner Takes It All' for UK TV show 'Beautiful People' in 2008 - want...

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Patti Smith Wins Sweden's Polar Music Prize

3rd May 2011

Punk icon Patti Smith has been selected to receive Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.The rocker will share the honour, which is handed out by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, with the Kronos Quartet. The...

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Streep Sang Abba Songs On Movie Set

29th April 2011

Meryl Streep struggles to shake off her role in Abba musical Mamma Mia! - she entertained actor Richard E. Grant by singing the band's songs on a movie set.The Hollywood veteran takes the role of...

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Dave Grohl Not Guilty For Success

29th March 2011

Dave Grohl has never felt guilty about his success. The Foo Fighters frontman started off as a punk rock drummer before rising to superstardom in grunge band Nirvana, and said he dislikes the purist attitude...

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