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One Direction's Midnight Memories is U.K.'s best-selling album of 2013

December 30th, 2013 8:30pm EST
One Direction
One Direction's Midnight Memories has been named Britain's best-selling album of 2013 just five weeks after its release.

The quintet released its third studio album in November (13), and it has already racked up almost 700,000 units - just enough to prevent Scottish singer Emeli Sande to claim a second year as the nation's bestselling albums artist with Our Version of Events.

The Next to Me hitmaker led the chart for much of the year and logged 683,000 sales. The album has now sold more than 2.07 million copies to date.

In addition to nabbing the best-selling album of the year, Midnight ...
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Emeli Sande album tops U.K. bestsellers list for second straight year

December 10th, 2013 3:10am EST
Emeli Sande
Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events has been named the U.K.'s top-selling album for the second year in a row.

The 2012 release has beaten out Michael Buble's To Be Loved and the soundtrack to Les Miserables to top the new countdown with 640,000 sales.

The album has now sold over two million units since it was released in February, 2012.

Unorthodox Jukebox by Bruno Mars and Time by Rod Stewart round out the top five bestsellers of the year.
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Adele enjoys date at Lady Gaga gig

December 7th, 2013 6:20pm EST
Adele
Adele and her fiance Simon Konecki enjoyed a rare date night at a secret Lady Gaga concert.
The couple, who welcomed their son, Angelo, into the world in October 2012 and have kept a low profile since then, were among the star-studded audience at the 'Applause' hitmaker's intimate gig at member's club Annabel's in London last night (12.06.13), during which she performed tracks from her new album 'ARTPOP'.
The event, sponsored by Belvedere Vodka, supported the Belvedere red Special Edition bottle, which raises proceeds for the Global Fund, the world's leading financier of programs to fight H...
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Noel Gallagher: Miley Cyrus is embarrassing

December 6th, 2013 4:20am EST
Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher thinks Miley Cyrus is "embarrassing" and has put female artists back "five years".
The former Oasis guitarist isn't impressed by the 'Wrecking Ball' hitmaker and says she should channel her energies into writing a good song rather than dressing provocatively and twerking with her tongue hanging out.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, he said: "I think there's a trend, unfortunately, in the game, at the minute, of girls desperately trying to be provocative or desperately trying to - in inverted commas - 'start the debate' about some old sh*t or other.
"Because, rea...
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Emeli Sande's 2012 release leads U.K.'s best-selling albums of the year so far

October 2nd, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Emeli Sande
Soul sensation Emeli Sande's critically-acclaimed Our Version Of Events has been named one of the U.K.'s bestselling albums of the year (13) to date - 20 months after its original release.

The Scottish singer topped the sales poll last year (12) after shifting more than 1.3 million units, and she is continuing to lead the competition for 2013, selling more than 591,000 copies in the first three-quarters of this year, taking its total U.K. tally to 1.93 million.

The soundtrack to movie musical Les Miserables is currently the second bestseller in the U.K. market, with 437,000 units sold sin...
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Emeli Sande writing for Britney Spears and Katy Perry

September 5th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Britney Spears
Scottish soul sensation Emeli Sande is giving Britney Spears a helping hand as she prepares for another pop comeback by writing a song for the Toxic hitmaker's new album.

The Next To Me singer reveals she has been keeping busy by working on tracks for her chart rivals Spears and Katy Perry with her producer pal Naughty Boy, and she had a blast penning catchy tunes for such big names.

She tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "I've written a song for Katy Perry's album. We did a session together in New York. She was awesome, she knows what she's doing.

"And me and Naughty Boy did the Britney...
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UK Music Sensation Emeli Sande Gets Ready To Take US By Storm

May 13th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Emeli Sande
Everything's looking up for Emeli Sande. Since the Scottish singer-songwriter released Our Version of Events in 2012, she watched it become the year's best-selling album in the UK, performed at the London Olympics, and enjoyed a huge international buzz. She's now featured on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, which opened Friday. BFTV caught up with the red-hot singer to get to know her better.

"The whole of last year was just such a crazy ride for me," Emeli reflected. "I feel like it's really surpassed my expectations and it's gone a lot quicker than I ever would've imagi...
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BRIT Awards Winners & Fashion: Emeli Sande, Jessie J, Taylor Swift & More!

February 21st, 2013 8:37am EST
Taylor Swift
London was popping on Wednesday night as singers turned out for the annual BRIT Awards. Rock group Muse kicked off the show with a pyrotechnic-packed performance of their anthem "Supremacy."

Scottish singer Emeli Sande scooped up two prizes: "British Female Solo Artist" and "British Album" for "Our Version Of Events." The singer told the crowd after accepting her first trophy from presenter Taylor Swift: "Wow this feels amazing. This is incredible." She later called herself "a very unlikely pop star."

Singer-songwriter Ben Howard also won two awards: "British Breakthrough Act" and "Britis...
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Olympic Soundrack Bounds To Top Of iTunes Chart

July 30th, 2012 8:32am EDT
Dizzee Rascal
The Olympic soundtrack is must-have music as evidenced by its climb to the top of the iTunes chart. The "Isle of Wonder" album features everything from Dizzee Rascal, to the Arctic Monkeys, and the Four Nations Choir.

Filmmaker Danny Boyle masterminded the opening ceremony on Friday night ,and he featured a lot of contemporary music, as well as some classical tunes.

Boyle's collaborators are featured prominently on the album, including his "Slumdog Millionaire" soundman AR Rahman, who is featured on the disc.

The album features music by Mike Oldfield, Emeli Sande, The Chemical Brothers, ...
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U.K. Stars Pull In Record $80 Million For Sport Relief Charity

March 25th, 2012 10:57am EDT
Kate Moss
Britain's annual star-studded Sport Relief fundraiser has pulled in a record $80 million for charity with the help of Emma Bunton, Kate Moss and David Walliams.

Boyband JLS, comedienne Miranda Hart and singer Emeli Sande also took part in the TV marathon on Friday, which raised $37 million more than the amount taken in 2011.

Donations poured in as viewers watched highlights including funnyman Frank Skinner tackling his fear of water to swim a length of his local pool, and Bunton, Moss and her designer pal Stella McCartney making cameos in an Absolutely Fabulous comedy sketch.

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2012 Brit Awards Fashion: Rihanna Sparkles, Nicole Scherzinger Shines & More

February 22nd, 2012 8:45am EST
Rihanna
They aren't on the same scale as the Grammy Awards, but the Brit Awards are very important to those on the other side of the pond. Several U.S. stars attended the event in London yesterday to hobnob with their British counterparts.

Rihanna, who just released two controversial songs with her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, wore a low-cut sparkling dress accessorized with long gloves.

Former "X Factor" judge Nicole Scherzinger opted for a pretty pale yellow strapless gown. And Florence Welch picked a dress that eerily matched her skin tone.

Check out the fashion on the following pages...

Nico...
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