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Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ Tops UK Charts

The Boss beats Adele and Lana Del Rey across the pond, moving 74,000 copies in its first week.

Iron Maiden’s ‘Frontier’ No. 1 in 21 countries

British metal mainstay Iron Maiden scores a No. 1 debut on Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Final Frontier," while on European Hot 100 Singles "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" by Shakira…

Iron Maiden lands its fourth U.K. No. 1 album

British rock perennials Iron Maiden extended their run of U.K. No. 1 albums to 28 years, and their overall album chart span to 30 years, with "The Final Frontier."

Christina Aguilera tops U.K. chart

Christina Aguilera won her second U.K. No. 1 album with "Bionic," and the British singles chart was overrun by soccer-related releases.

‘Exile on Main St.’ hits No. 1 on U.K. chart

For the first time in 16 years, the Rolling Stones top the U.K. album chart, after their reissued 1972 album "Exile On Main St." (Polydor/Universal) hit No. 1. U.S. hip-hop artist B.O.B. debuted at…

‘Iron Man 2’ is No. 1 on U.K. music chart

AC/DC's soundtrack to "Iron Man 2" gave the veteran rockers their third U.K. No. 1 album.

Lady Gaga returns to No. 1 on Euro charts

There's a returning heroine at the top of Billboard's European Albums chart, as Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) goes back to No. 1 in its 65th week.

Scouting for Girls tops U.K. chart

London pop trio Scouting for Girls scored their first U.K. No. 1 single on the new sales charts published Sunday by the Official Charts Co. with "This Ain't a Love Song" (Epic/Sony Music…

Amy Macdonald tops Euro chart again

Amy Macdonald's "A Curious Thing" moves into a second week atop Billboard's European Albums listing.

‘Glee’ soundtrack tops U.K. albums chart

"Glee The Music Season One Vol. 1" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) raced from No. 68 to top the new U.K. albums chart.

‘Hope for Haiti Now’ tops U.K. chart

Owl City's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) started a second week as the U.K.'s favorite single, as Paolo Nutini's "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music) returned to No. 1 on the artist album chart.

Some consumers think technology is lagging

Despite iPods, genetic sequencing, the Internet and Twitter, nearly a third of Americans said they thought there would be more technological advances by the year 2010.