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  • adjective music That sells the most copies (of a record) in a particular week


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  • On Monday, the High Court is scheduled to hear a plea for an injunction from dance music producer Avicii, who alleges that the instrumental from Collide is a copy of that in his own song Fade Into Darkness – an allegation denied by the chart-topping Lewis and her team.

    X Factor winner faces High Court battle to release new single

  • So the 53-year-old Material Girl, who's recording an album for spring release, is just the latest iconic rocker well past her chart-topping days to do the halftime show.

    Madonna Will Star in Super Bowl Halftime Show

  • The exodus of big name artists, including Radiohead and the Rolling Stones, seems to have subsided and the company can point to a string of chart-topping singles from new British talent such as Roll Deep.

    EMI: the £4.2bn deal that turned the best of friends into bitter enemies

  • A consoling fact for the loser, though potentially ominous for the winner, is that defeated finalists in the past – including JLS and One Direction, both chart-topping acts – have often done better than some who took the Cowell crown; Leon Jackson and Steve Brookstein spring to mind.

    TV review: The X Factor final

  • Michael, whose chart-topping hits as a solo artist include "Faith" and "Careless Whisper", is in the midst of his tour that has gone down well so far.

    George Michael postpones concerts after falling ill with pneumonia

  • It has spawned two global chart-topping singles thus far: Rolling In The Deep, Adele's first US number one single, and Someone Like You, her first UK number one single.

    Adele – Live at the Royal Albert Hall: exclusive stream

  • Her next effort, No Place that Far, had a more popular sound and was certified gold thanks in part to a chart-topping duet with Vince Gill.

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  • Instead of playing Europe in 2013, as originally envisaged, Metallica will take a "European Summer Vacation" next year, including gigs at Germany's Rock Im Park and Rock Am Ring festivals in early June—where the top-grossing thrash band will play its chart-topping 1991 record known as "The Black Album" in its entirety—before heading to Britain and Austria.

    Overweight in Metal, This Band Tries to Play Tunes in Forex

  • He recorded a number of chart-topping albums, including The Mouse and Spy with a Pie.

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  • Following a celebrity-studded launch party at London's Old Billingsgate Market, featuring a PA from chart-topping rapper Example, 574 Game and Gamestation stores across the country opened specially to sell the first copies of Modern Warfare 3 to punters queuing outside.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 gets gamers fired up


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