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Month April 2008

Coldplay annouce a free single to download, a free show in London and New York…and their album moves forward to a June 12 release in the UK

LONDON, 28 APRIL 2008 — Violet Hill, Coldplay’s first single from the new album “Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends” will be available as a free download from their website www.coldplay.com for one week starting tomorrow, April 29 at 12.15pm UK time. At that time the single will be played for the [...]

Sho’Nuff Records and Capitol Music Group to release eagerly awaited new album – ‘The Truth’ – from Atlanta R&B sensations Cherish on May 13 2008

Lead-off single Killa featuring rapper Yung Joc is already a massive multi-media breakout smash April 24, 2008 — New York, NY — Sometimes The Truth is just too hot to handle. Atlanta-bred R&B singing sensations CHERISH, which is sisters Farrah, Neosha, Felisha, and Farron King, have already proven it by setting the airwaves ablaze with [...]

Lady Antebellum’s self-titled debut album lands at number one on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and number four on the pop charts

“Lady Antebellum” is first new country band to debut in the Top 10 on overall iTunes album chart Nashville, TN – April 23, 2008 – ACM Top New Group nominees Lady Antebellum have landed at the top spot on the Billboard country albums chart and #4 on the Billboard pop chart with over 43,000 of [...]

Tristan Prettyman’s second Virgin Records album ‘Hello’ is major iTunes hit, debuts in the US at No.27

Madly is iTunes single of the week; full album instantly spikes to No.2 April 23, 2008 — Hollywood, CA — Enjoying one of 2008′s fastest on-line groundswells, following the digital release of its first single, Virgin Records singer-songwriter/guitarist Tristan Prettyman’s second album Hello has entered the Billboard Top 200 sales chart at No. 27. This [...]

Little Big Town joins the Capitol Records Nashville family

NASHVILLE, TN – APRIL 23, 2008 – Platinum selling artists, Little Big Town, today announced that they will sign a multi-album recording contract with Capitol Records Nashville. As part of this deal, Capitol announces that they will also acquire the band’s two previous records, originally released on Equity Records, the 1.3 million selling, Grammy-nominated The [...]

Sarah Brightman scores highest charting album in over a decade

New album Symphony earns biggest selling soprano of all time her most successful record in 11 years 22 April 2008 — Symphony, Sarah Brightman’s first album of new material in five years, continues its assault on the world charts this week by vaulting into the UK Top 20 at 13, instantly becoming the soprano’s highest [...]

EMI Music makes further senior appointment

LONDON, 16 APRIL 2008 — EMI Music today announced a further senior appointment as it continues to put in place the new shape of the company and its leadership. Nick Gatfield, president of A&R Labels, North America and UK Nick Gatfield has agreed to join EMI Music as president of A&R Labels, North America and [...]

Coldplay’s long awaited new album ‘Viva La Vida’ is released on 16 June

14 April 2008 — Coldplay release their fourth album Viva La Vida or, to give it its full title, Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends on Parlophone Records on June 16. The album comprises 10 brand new tracks, recorded in London, Barcelona and New York with producers Brian Eno and Markus Dravs. [...]

Trina hits number one on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts

April 9, 20008 – New York, N.Y. – Ted Lucas, CEO of Slip-N-Slide Records, South Florida’s #1 Independent label, has reached enormous victory this year by having his second artist in just a month, hip-hop superstar Trina, debut her fourth album STILL DA BADDEST (Slip-N-Slide Records/EMI) at #1 album on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Charts. Slip-N-Slide [...]

Vasco Rossi is latest EMI Music International smash hit

EMI Music International has 11 number one albums around the world LONDON, 3 APRIL 2008 — The latest blockbuster album from Italian superstar Vasco Rossi, Il Mondo Che Vorrei, is on course to be the latest number one album for EMI Music International, capping a string of number ones for the division right around the [...]