Quantcast

Latest Back to Bedlam Stories

2011-01-10 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gilt MAN, a division of Gilt Groupe, Inc., the leader in online luxury retail, announces the exclusive sale of Custard/Atlantic Records' recording artist and Grammy Award-nominated troubadour James Blunt's new CD, Some Kind of Trouble. Blunt's new CD features the hit new single "Stay the Night" and will be available on www.gilt.com one week before launching in stores on January 18, 2011. (Logo:...

2008-08-17 12:00:24

By Nathalie Baret For the Journal Before launching a successful musical career, 34-year-old British- born singer/songwriter James Blunt was practically a modern-day James Bond. Like his father, Charles, a revered, determined military man who was a colonel in the British Army Air Corps, a young, ambitious Blunt quickly rose up the ranks in the army. Commissioned as an officer in the Life Guard Unit of the Household Cavalry, Blunt, then 25, was promoted to second lieutenant before...

2008-08-01 18:00:22

Concert review Can there be a better way to spend a summer's night than listening to Sheryl Crow's joyful rock march "(I'm Gonna) Soak Up the Sun"? Nobody cavorting at the Bank of America Pavilion last night - 4,000 fans and more than a few ushers we caught boogeying - would be able to recommend a better summer frolic. Crow's 100-minute show included almost all of her chart-busting hits, along with a sample of her new album, "Detours." Crow, 46, first appeared solo with her acoustic...

2006-06-07 12:20:40

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - In a slow week for new album releases, the Dixie Chicks remained queens of the U.S. pop charts Wednesday, while the soundtrack to Disney's "High School Musical" held tight at No. 2, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers' former chart-topper rebounded two places to No. 3. The Dixie Chicks' "Taking the Long Way," which exceeded industry estimates by selling 525,000 copies during its first week, added 271,000 copies in the week ended June 4, according to...

2006-04-12 16:11:11

By Katie Hasty NEW YORK (Billboard) - In the best sales week of 2006, the new album by country trio Rascal Flatts sold 722,000 copies, easily debuting at No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts, according to sales data issued Wednesday. "Me and My Gang" (Lyric Street Records) is the act's second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, following 2004's "Feels Like Today," and its third consecutive release to lead the Top Country Albums chart. It was the best sales week of the country band's career...

2006-03-15 15:28:17

NEW YORK (Billboard) - New Orleans rapper Juvenile scored the No. 1 spot on the U.S. albums chart for the first time in his career Wednesday, while English singer/songwriter James Blunt soared seven places to a new high of No. 2 with his debut release, thanks to an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Juvenile, born Terius Gray, sold 174,000 copies of "Reality Check," in the week ended March 12, according to Nielsen SoundScan data. His previous peak on the Billboard 200 was No. 2...

2006-03-02 04:39:07

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - U.K. singer/songwriter James Blunt has reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with the ballad "You're Beautiful." Blunt becomes the first British artist to reach the summit since Elton John achieved the feat in 1997 with "Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight." That song spent 14 weeks at the top. "You're Beautiful" is drawn from Blunt's Atlantic debut, "Back to Bedlam," which reached a new peak of No....

2006-02-27 13:52:49

By Paul Sexton LONDON (Billboard) - Madonna has logged her second consecutive U.K. No. 1 single from her latest disc, while Jack Johnson surged to the top of the albums chart and Neil Diamond scored his highest ranking on the tally for a new studio set. "Sorry," from the Madonna CD "Confessions on a Dance Floor," opened at No. 1 on the singles chart, the Official UK Charts Co. said Sunday. Its predecessor, "Hung Up," fell four places to No. 20 in its 16th chart week. In a...

2006-01-10 15:27:20

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Kaiser Chiefs and James Blunt led the field with five nominations apiece when the shortlist was announced on Tuesday for the Brit Awards, the British music industry's big night of the year. Hot on their tails with four nominations was Coldplay, whose third album "X&Y" was one of the biggest releases of 2005. Next in line with three nominations were KT Tunstall, the Scottish singer-songwriter whose debut album has sold 1 million copies in...

2005-09-11 10:51:41

By Margo Whitmire and Emmanuel Legrand LOS ANGELES/LONDON (Billboard) - It is not often that an aspiring singer/songwriter can count an armored tank as a transportation option. James Blunt, however, tooled around with his guitar strapped alongside a saber while writing his debut effort, "Back to Bedlam." Three years ago, before the tousled troubadour shot to No. 2 on the Billboard European Top 100 Albums chart with his Custard/Atlantic bow, he was an officer in the British army -- a...


Word of the Day
ambsace
  • Bad luck; misfortune.
  • The smallest amount possible or the most worthless thing.
The word 'ambsace' comes from a Latin word meaning 'both'.