It’s the vinyl countdown — soaring sales of traditional singles and albums will now be tracked in their own separate chart.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
Pharrell Williams’ hit Happy has brought further joy to his music bosses by pulling off a rare sales feat.
Thu, 24 Jul, 2014
It changed the way we discover and listen to music, but as Apple’s iTunes celebrates 10 years dominating the marketplace, it faces new challenges.
Mon, 29 Apr, 2013
Apple was today hailed for pioneering a “listening revolution” as it prepared to celebrate a decade of iTunes.
Sat, 27 Apr, 2013
Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte has said HMV's decision not to redeem gift vouchers is "immensely regrettable".
Tue, 15 Jan, 2013
HMV has confirmed it will not be redeeming gift vouchers in its Irish stores "for the time being".
Just like Nidge and Co, Love/Hate is taking out the competition in terms of DVD sales in the run up to Christmas.
Sat, 22 Dec, 2012
X Factor winner James Arthur is set to be denied top spot at Christmas by a charity single featuring the talents of Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams and dozens of other stars.
Sun, 16 Dec, 2012
Indie quartet Alt-J have won the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize for their album 'An Awesome Wave'.
Fri, 02 Nov, 2012
Elbow look to be among the biggest winners of artists performing at the Olympic closing ceremony with a massive boost in sales.
Tue, 14 Aug, 2012
A chart-topping release by heavy rockers Iron Maiden has been named the greatest album of the past 60 years.
Mon, 28 May, 2012
HMV was last night forced to apologise after a “regrettable technical issue” on its website led to rumours of an X Factor fix ahead of this weekend’s final.
Wed, 07 Dec, 2011
HMV was tonight forced to apologise after a “regrettable technical issue” on its website led to rumours of an ‘X Factor’ fix ahead of this weekend’s final.
Tue, 06 Dec, 2011
The 'X Factor' winner will face challenges from The Wombles, Nirvana and 'The Only Way Is Essex' stars for the Christmas number one, according to bookies.
Mon, 14 Nov, 2011
Singer-songwriter PJ Harvey could become the first act to win the Mercury Prize twice if she proves the bookies right and picks up the award at tonight’s event.
Tue, 06 Sep, 2011
Amy Winehouse’s Grammy award-winning album 'Back To Black' has soared to the top of the UK music charts in the wake of her death.
Mon, 01 Aug, 2011
Amy Winehouse could end the week topping the UK charts following massive demand for her music from fans since her death.
Mon, 25 Jul, 2011
Record-breaking star Adele will battle it out with two previous winners PJ Harvey and Elbow for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize.
Tue, 19 Jul, 2011
A British man is planning to live in a shop window for 127 hours.
Mon, 06 Jun, 2011
SUCCESS at the Brits has given an instant sales boost to winning acts as fans rush to buy their albums.
Thu, 17 Feb, 2011
DUBLIN singers Imelda May and Cathy Davey are among the top acts battling it out for the Irish Album of the Year 2010.
Thu, 13 Jan, 2011
The world of workout DVDs has an unlikely new star in the shape of veteran Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs.
Mon, 03 Jan, 2011
Former painter and decorator Matt Cardle spoke today of his “shock” after being crowned the winner of this year’s 'X Factor'.
Mon, 13 Dec, 2010
Former painter and decorator Matt Cardle was adjusting to life as a pop star today after being crowned the winner of this year’s 'X Factor'.
Take That’s latest album was tipped for Christmas Number One as it went on sale today, after becoming the biggest pre-order release of the year.
Mon, 15 Nov, 2010
Chart veteran Paul Weller was today shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize for the first time in 16 years – and will battle it out with past winner Dizzee Rascal.
Tue, 20 Jul, 2010
Katie Price’s latest bid for musical stardom looks to be a huge flop – as chart figures showed today she will fail to even make the top 40.
Wed, 14 Jul, 2010
Last night’s Brits winners are enjoying a massive surge in album sales in the hours after the glitzy show.
Wed, 17 Feb, 2010
Former 'EastEnders' star Hannah Waterman may have lost her husband but she has piled on sales – as her exercise DVD outstrips other fitness titles.
Thu, 14 Jan, 2010
Joe McElderry's single 'The Climb' is now outselling Rage Against The Machine's UK Christmas number one song by a margin of two to one, a music retailer has said.
Tue, 22 Dec, 2009
RAP metal act Rage Against The Machine has snatched the Christmas number one from X Factor winner Joe McElderry.
Mon, 21 Dec, 2009
Pop mogul Simon Cowell said he was “gutted” at losing the battle for Christmas number one today as Rage Against The Machine beat X Factor winner Joe McElderry in the fight for the top spot.
Sun, 20 Dec, 2009
Rap metal act Rage Against The Machine snatched the Christmas number one from X Factor winner Joe McElderry today.
Rage Against The Machine have retained their lead in the race to the Christmas number one ahead of 'X Factor' star Joe McElderry in the biggest seasonal chart battle for a decade, new figures showed today.
Thu, 17 Dec, 2009
Take That’s recording of their latest tour has become the fastest-selling music DVD in the UK ever – smashing the record in just one day.
Wed, 25 Nov, 2009
The world of music is in shock today following the untimely death of Irish singer Stephen Gately while on holiday in Majorca.
Sun, 11 Oct, 2009
THE Forces’ Sweetheart yesterday trumped the Fab Four in the battle for the top of the British charts, making Dame Vera Lynn the oldest living artist in the world to have a number one album.
Mon, 14 Sep, 2009
Some 45 years after the first wave of Beatlemania, retailers are preparing for the biggest chart invasion ever seen by the Fab Four from tomorrow.
Tue, 08 Sep, 2009
Sales of albums vying for this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize have more than doubled since nominations were announced, a retailer said today.
Fri, 07 Aug, 2009
Michael Jackson is set to top the UK album chart tomorrow six years after his last number one hit, the UK’s official chart compilers have revealed.
Sat, 27 Jun, 2009
MICHAEL Jackson’s album sales have instantly seen a massive boom after his death.
Michael Jackson’s sales have instantly seen a massive boom as a result of his death.
Fri, 26 Jun, 2009
MUSIC store HMV is diversifying its business by opening cinemas and cafe-bars above its stores.
Tue, 28 Apr, 2009
Thieves escaped with a handful of new releases during a smash and grab at a HMV store.
Wed, 11 Mar, 2009
U2’s latest chart success confirms them as one of the all-time top five acts in the UK, according to the Official Charts Company.
Mon, 09 Mar, 2009
Two hardcore U2 fans have started queuing for the band’s new album – which will not hit the shelves until midnight on Thursday.
Tue, 24 Feb, 2009
U2 fans are expected to begin queueing outside Irish music stores next week to be the first to get their hands on the band’s long-awaited new album.
Wed, 18 Feb, 2009
Pop acts old and new are set to top the UK charts this Christmas, with bookies closing their bets on Take That and the latest 'X Factor' star achieving number ones.
Sat, 20 Dec, 2008
X FACTOR winner Alexandra Burke’s debut single Hallelujah has set a European record, beating Leona Lewis, a previous champion of the show.
Tue, 16 Dec, 2008
'X Factor' winner Alexandra Burke’s debut single 'Hallelujah' has set a European record, beating Leona Lewis, a previous champion of the show.
Mon, 15 Dec, 2008
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