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First X Factor Winner Urges Young Stars To Avoid The Show

27th June 2014

Steve Brookstein, the jazz singer who won the first season of Britain's The X Factor a decade ago, has urged budding stars to avoid the talent show.In a new interview, the 46 year old admits...

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American Idol Is Back - But Does America Still Care?

18th January 2012

The eleventh series of American Idol begins this evening (17, January 2012), amidst what can only be described as a tired fanfare. With last year's judges (Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler) returning to...

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Little Mix Resigned To Losing Xmas No. 1 To Military Wives

19th December 2011

Little Mix may have reached number one in the UK last week after their success on the eighth series of the UK's 'X Factor UK,' but they've done so with the worst first week sales...

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Olly Murs Finally Scores First No.1 Album

5th December 2011

Olly Murs might've been pipped in the UK singles chart, but there was no denying the 'X Factor UK' alumni his first UK Number One album this weekend as his second full-length effort 'In Case...

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Shayne Ward Axed By Cowell

19th April 2011

Shayne Ward has been axed from Simon Cowell's record label.The singer - who won 'The X Factor' in 2005 - has been told by bosses at Syco Music he will not be getting another contract...

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Cowell Slammed By X Factor Winner

17th August 2005

Music mogul SIMON COWELL has been slammed by the winner of his UK television show THE X FACTOR, who accuses the reality TV judge of having dumped him in favour of advancing his own career....

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Akon Sits Atop The UK Singles Chart For A Second Week

16th May 2005

R+B singer AKON has notched up a second week at the top of the British singles chart with his smash hit LONELY. The US rapper fought off competition from GORILLAZ track FEEL GOOD INC,...

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Birthday Boy Elvis Scores Number One

9th January 2005

Late rock 'n' roll legend ELVIS PRESLEY got a posthumous birthday treat today (09JAN05) - a number one single. The King clocked his 19th number one hit in the British charts with the re-release...

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Presley To Top Charts Again

5th January 2005

Rock 'n' roll king ELVIS PRESLEY is poised to score his 19th number one single in Britain on Sunday (09DEC04) - 27 years after his death. The re-release of his legendary tune JAILHOUSE ROCK...

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X Factor Winner Reaches The Top

3rd January 2005

The winner of British TV talent contest THE X FACTOR has ended BAND AID 20's four-week reign atop the UK singles chart with a cover of PHIL COLLINS classic AGAINST ALL ODDS. Proceeds from...

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Band Aid Rules British Christmas Charts

27th December 2004

BAND AID 20's reworking of hit charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS is the British Christmas number one - after spending four weeks ruling the airwaves. Top stars including COLDPLAY, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, DIDO,...

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Cowell 'Threatens To Fire Osbourne'

19th December 2004

SIMON COWELL has allegedly threatened to fire his fellow judge SHARON OSBOURNE from his British TV talent show, THE X FACTOR. The pop mogul is furious Osbourne labelled his protege STEVE BROOKSTEIN "a fake"...

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Osbourne Accused Of Over-working Contestant

15th December 2004

Rock matriarch SHARON OSBOURNE has been accused of pushing her X FACTOR contestant TABBY CALLAGHAN too hard, by the British TV talent show's winner STEVE BROOKSTEIN. Soul singer Brookstein complains OZZY OSBOURNE's feisty wife...

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