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Historic Debut For Susan Boyle – No. 1 UK chart

Susan Boyle’s debut album I Dreamed A Dream leaps straight to number one in the Official UK Albums Chart and makes chart history, the Official Charts Company confirms today.

In one of the most anticipated album releases of all time, I Dreamed A Dream has sold over 410,000 copies since its release last Monday (23rd November). These phenomenal sales make it:
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Coombes, Goffey, Godrich bring Hot Rats…

Hot Rats_Shinnie Photo_006Best known as one half of Britain’s much loved pop rock combo Supergrass, Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey have now teamed up with world-renowned producer Nigel Godrich to bring you The Hot Rats.

With the initial idea of simply throwing themselves together into the studio to see what would happen, they are in the process of creating their own ‘Pin Ups’ style versions of classic songs celebrating some of pop and rock’s greatest contributors over the last 40 years.

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Oasis, Snow Patrol for iTunes Live ’09

itunesliveOasis, Snow Patrol & Flo Rida will star as part of Apple’s third ever iTunes Festival this year, set to take place at the legendary Camden Roundhouse.

The festival takes place every night of July 2009 at the venue. Additional acts will include Kasabian, Paolo Nutini, Snow and The Saturdays, with more acts to be announced in the weeks to come.

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Take That are Millenium’s fastest-sellers

Take That have this morning become one of the fastest million-sellers of all time with their new album ‘The Circus’, the Official Charts Company has announced.
 
The band’s latest album had sold just over 990,000 copies by the end of yesterday’s (Thursday, December 18) trading, putting it on course to comfortably pass the 1 million mark today, only its 19th day in stores, according to Official Charts Company statistics.
 
Its rapid ascent to pass the 1m landmark means ‘The Circus’ is the fastest million-seller of this millennium – and the second fastest million-seller of all time, behind only Oasis’s ‘Be Here Now’.
 
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Pearl Jam to reissue debut album ‘Ten’

‘Ten’, the debut album that sold 12 million copies and introduced the world to Pearl Jam in 1991, will be reissued in four expanded editions. Pre-orders of the Super Deluxe Edition begin today, December 10 2008, through the band’s Ten Club, with all four editions available in shops March 23 2009.

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Classic indie for AIDS awareness

In music news, we see the coming release of a rather outstanding-looking compilation featuring music from leading indie bands and designed to raise cash for HIV and AIDS awareness.

‘Dark Was The Night’ will be released on February 16 2009 on 4AD. Both Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National produced the album, with John Carlin (founder of the Red Hot Organization) its executive producer.

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RIP: Mitch Mitchell

Mitch Mitchell, the British drummer in the seminal 1960s band the Jimi Hendrix Experience, has been found dead in his US hotel room, authorities say.

Mitchell, 61, was found dead in the Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon, in the early hours of Wednesday. BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Hendrix’s drummer Mitchell dies.

RIP: Def Jam’s Shakir Stewart

Jay-Z’s successor, Def Jam Executive Vice President, Shakir Stewart was found dead yesterday (November 1).

“L.A. Reid and all of us at Island Def Jam Music Group are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and colleague Shakir Stewart,” read a statement from the label.

“Shakir was an amazing man in every sense of the word. A truly incredible friend and father who was an inspiration to not only our artists and employees, but to his family and the many people that had the privilege of counting him as a friend. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family at this very difficult time.”

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