Amy Winehouse‘s “Rehab,” Anglophenia’s No. 1 song of 2006, made the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. Her huge jump to No. 10 can be almost solely attributed to strong digital downloads over at iTunes; she has yet to enter the top 25 on the radio airplay chart, which just shows that most pop station programmers don’t have a damn clue. (Yes, let’s play “How To Save a Life” for the fiftieth effin’ time today.) That said, congrats to Amy for washing the milk-of-magnesia taste of James Blunt out of our mouths and showing us that Britons can still hold it down in the ’07.
In other news:
- Morrissey premiered his new song, “That’s How People Grow Up,” at a concert. Stereogum has the video clip.
- Lily Allen forgot the lyrics to her song, “LDN,” at a New York show. How can girlfriend expect us to learn the words to her songs if she can’t? (Mirror)
- Remember that 6-year-old girl who wowed the judges on Britain’s Got Talent? Well, her name is Connie Talbot, and she so impressed Simon Cowell that she’s already been signed to a “seven-figure” record deal. (Daily Mail)
- Boy George has cancelled his entire British tour. He’s a bit tied up – or, rather, a bit too busy tying other people up and taking photos of it.(NME)
- Kate Moss ordered Pete Doherty not to discuss their wedding or his drug abuse on his upcoming appearance on Jonathan Ross‘ show.
- Paul McCartney did a “secret” gig here in New York.(Yahoo!)
- Ash isn’t splitting, frontman Tom Wheeler says, they’ve just given up making physical albums. They now will focus on releasing downloadable singles.(BBC)
- Pink Floyd will release a 40th anniversary edition of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn in September.(NME)
- A former London waitress named Victoria Hart was “plucked from obscurity” to perform for George Clooney and Brad Pitt at Cannes. She now has a record deal worth $3 million and is being called “the Lily Allen of jazz.”