Articles Tagged 'UK Pop Chart'

UK Chart Report: Can Anyone Shift Adele From No. 1?

Last week, it was a matter of public marvel that Adele was still at No. 1 with “Someone Like You,” a month after she used it to bring the Brit Awards crashing to a halt. This week, she’s still there, but there’s an extra twist to proceedings. Remember we mentioned Jessie J and Rihanna holding […]

UK Chart Report: Queen Adele (Still) Rules All

Never let it be said that one powerful performance can’t have an impact in this internet era. You remember a few weeks ago we were talking about Adele‘s astonishing turn at the Brit Awards, and how she essentially brought the whole ceremony grinding to a halt just by singing “Someone Like You” really, really well? […]

Host Russell Brand Brings Down the House at the MTV VMAs

It’s fitting that I return the day after sexual terrorism was unleashed on the U.S.: British comedian Russell Brand hosted the MTV Video Music Awards last night and set the tongues a-wagging with his frequent references to masturbation; his suggestion that Alex Rodriguez penetrated Madonna with a baseball bat, making her feel “like a virgin” […]

Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” Lodges at No. 1 in Britain

She kissed a girl and she liked it. She hopes her boyfriend doesn’t mind it. It felt both wrong and right and it doesn’t mean she’s in love tonight… Apparently, the Brits have just as much of a taste for asinine, gay-baiting pop-porn as we do. Katy Perry‘s “I Kissed a Girl” has spent an […]

Leona Lewis Wins Chart Battle Over Take That; Oasis Makes a Comeback

Singles for Leona Lewis, Take That, and McFly jockeyed for position over the past week, leaving some suspense as to whom would be No. 1 on Sunday. The chart turned out rather predictable, with X-Factor winner Lewis in the pinnacle spot and the boybands falling behind at No. 2 and No. 3. And look who’s […]