On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Zayn Malik, Zack De La Rocha And Mel C!

On January 12, 1970, Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha was born, four years later came former Spice Girl Mel C and on the same day in 1994 former One Direction member Zayn Malik. Happy birthday all!

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Adele Is Christmas #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart Of 2015


Merry Christmas everyone! Now, take a sip of that bucks fizz and bite of your pre-dinner bacon sarnie before you settle in for the top 10 of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart of 2015. Her comeback has been called the best of the year and so it’ll be of little surprise to some that Adele has taken the top spot from last year’s chart kings One Direction, who this year sit in ninth position.  As runners up AC/DC say; “It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock’n’roll!”.

Also joining the party late, but it seems just at the right time, are Coldplay, who having released their seventh album, ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’, only earlier this month, are sitting pretty in third place, just ahead of Ed Sheeran, who was last year’s #2. Not to be outdone by the youngsters, rock veterans Rod Stewart and U2 are next on the chart, followed by Lionel Richie and ‘Madchester’ pioneers The Stone Roses.

So, as the countdown of the year’s top 50 best-selling artists on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart draws to a close, if you missed them, check out Parts OneTwoThree and Four here.

2. AC/DC (2015 Tour)
4. Ed Sheeran
6. U2
9. One Direction


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This Week’s New Releases: One Direction, Justin Bieber And ELO


It is a bittersweet week for many One Direction fans, as although they’ll be releasing their fifth album, ‘Made In The A.M’ will be their last before going on hiatus. However, those needing more than your average dose of pop can rest easy this week as Justin Bieber is racking up album #4 with ‘Purpose’. But if that’s not quite your taste, fret not! Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra are putting out their 14th studio album,  ‘Alone In The Universe’, 14 years since their last, 2001’s ‘Zoom’.

There are a lot more new releases to get stuck into so make sure to check out the list below.

Boots – ‘AQUΛRIA’ (Columbia)

Cee Lo Green – ‘Heart Blanche’ (Warner Bros)

ELO – ‘Alone In The Universe’ (Columbia)

Jeezy – ‘Church In These Streets’ (Def Jam Recordings)

Justin Bieber – ‘Purpose’ (Def Jam Recordings)

One Direction – ‘Made In The A.M’ (Sony)

Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Free TC’ (WEA International Inc)

Wreckless Eric – ‘amERICa’ (Fire Records)

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U2 Rise To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


U2 have been slowly climbing the chart the last few weeks and have finally managed to reach #1 and knock veteran rocker Rod Stewart down to #3 while Dynamo moves into the #2 position.

There’s been a lot of movement and new entries on the chart this week, with PVRISJess GlynneCatfish And The BottlemenNelly and Bring Me The Horizon, among others, having joined the top 20.

This coming week we see a string of huge name shows going on sale, including The Stone RosesIl DivoBrian Fallon And The CrowesCapital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball and Adam Lambert. Come back and check in with us next week to see if any of them do well enough to make it to the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart.

1. U2
2. Dynamo
3. Rod Stewart
5. Little Mix
6. Years and Years
7. Disney On Ice
8. Jess Glynne
9. Kevin Hart
10. Catfish And The Bottlemen
11. Kevin Bridges
12. The 1975
13. WWE
14. Noel Gallagher
15. One Direction
16. Nelly
17. Bring Me The Horizon
18. Duran Duran
19. Twenty One Pilots
20. Foals

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 20?

1. The Stone Roses

2. Il Divo

3. Brian Fallon And The Crowes

4. Capital FM’s Jingle Bell Ball

5. Adam Lambert

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Rod Stewart Returns To #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Veteran rocker Rod Stewart has knocked 5 Seconds Of Summer off the top spot and made it to #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. Following closely behind and moving up one space from last week are U2. Coming in at #3, #5 and #11 are chart newcomers Elton JohnNoel Gallagher and Simply Red.

One Direction and Years and Years are holding strong in the same positions as last week. Meanwhile, Billy ConnollyMichael McIntyre  and The 1975, among others, are slowly making their way down the chart.

On sale this week are Macklemore and Ryan LewisChris CornellSuedeElvis Costello and Wilco. Check back in with us next week to see if any of them made the top 20 or knocked Rod off the top spot.

1. Rod Stewart
2. U2
3. Elton John
4. Dynamo
5. Noel Gallagher
6. One Direction
7. Billy Connolly
8. Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse
9. Years and Years
10. Mumford and Sons
11. Simply Red
12. MTV EMA Awards
13. Halsey
14. 5 Seconds Of Summer
15. Kevin Hart
16. Little Mix
17. Catfish And The Bottlemen
18. Michael McIntyre
19. Bob Dylan
20. The 1975

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 20?

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Rod Stewart Defends #1 Spot On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Rod Stewart has secured the #1 spot on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart for the second week in a row. Following very closely behind are chart newcomers Bryan AdamsSlipknot and Massive Attack.

Meanwhile, last week’s top five are not faring too well, with One Direction having fallen from #2 to #7, Billy Connolly from #3 to #11, Kevin Bridges #4 to #8 and U2 #5 to #10.  Cliff RichardRadio X Road TripLittle MixKylie and Muse have left the top 20 completely.

Newly announced and on sale this week are 5 Seconds Of SummerRudimentalAdam AntMachine Head and Marina and the Diamonds. Check back next week to see if any of them are able to knock Rod off the top spot!

1. Rod Stewart
2. Bryan Adams
3. Slipknot
4. Massive Attack
5. Barry Manilow
6. Kevin Hart
7. One Direction
8. Kevin Bridges
9. Halsey
10. U2
11. Billy Connolly
12. Disney On Ice
13. Dynamo
14. Years and Years
15. Michael McIntyre
16. Janet Jackson
17. Fall Out Boy
18. James Bay
19. The 1975
20. Stereophonics

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 20?

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Rod Stewart Rises To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Legendary crooner Rod Stewart has rather impressively entered Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart at #1. Knocking James Bay off the top spot and all the way down to #11. Also doing well this week are chart newcomers Billy ConnollyBarry Manilow and Little Mix who have all joined the chart at #3, #15 and #18, respectively.

One Direction are standing firm in second position. Meanwhile, Muse are only just clinging onto a top 20 position, falling from #9 last week to #20 this week. Other acts, such as Stereophonics and Disney On Ice, are slowly moving down the chart, while some have left completely, including Bring Me The HorizonWWE and The Corrs, among others.

On sale this week we have a very mixed bag of artists:  SlipknotBryan AdamsEddie IzzardPaul Heaton And Jacqui Abbott and Foals. Check back with us next week to see if any of them manage to break into the top 20.

1. Rod Stewart
2. One Direction
3. Billy Connolly
4. Kevin Bridges
5. U2
6. Strictly Come Dancing
7. Disney On Ice
8. Radio X Road Trip
9. Stereophonics
10. Michael McIntyre
11. James Bay
12. Fall Out Boy
13. Kevin Hart
14. Cliff Richard
15. Barry Manilow
16. Years and Years
17. The 1975
18. Little Mix
19. Kylie
20. Muse

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 20?

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Winner: One Direction VIP Concert Experience For Four At London’s O2 Arena


Congratulations to Jacqueline Canham, she’s been randomly selected as the winner of our One Direction VIP tickets competition, bagging herself four tickets to see One Direction in VIP luxury at London’s O2 Arena on Monday September 28. If you missed out, standard tickets are available, here.

The world beating boy band, who recently confirmed their fifth album, ‘Made In The A.M’, out on November 13, will play multiple dates at arenas in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Dublin, Belfast, Newcastle and Sheffield as part of the UK and Ireland leg of the world tour.

Visit Stereoboard’s competition pages for more prize draws and giveaways.

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Kevin Hart Remains At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Kevin Hart has topped Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart for the second consecutive week.  However, previous #1 spot holders Stereophonics are creeping their way back up the chart, rising from #9 to #5 this week. Following suit are One Direction who have jumped from #14 to a very impressive #2 position.

We have also seen some acts return to the chart, including James BayFall Out Boy and Disney On Ice. However, we do have to say goodbye to The LibertinesDavid GilmourOliver HeldensJess GlynneFifth HarmonyBabymetalMOBO AwardsFoo Fighters and Kodaline, who have all left the chart this week.

Big shout out to Frankie Boyle, who was the only one of the five new tours mentioned last week to make it into the top 20.

This week we have a lot of big tours going on sale, including MuseLeona LewisJess GlynneLittle Mix and Hurts. Make sure to check back next week to see if they break into the chart.

1. Kevin Hart
2. One Direction
3. U2
4. Mumford And Sons
5. Stereophonics
6. Michael McIntyre
7. Kevin Bridges
8. James Bay
9. Hozier
10. Disney On Ice
11. Fall Out Boy
12. Catfish And The Bottlemen
13. Bring Me The Horizon
14. Dynamo
15. Runrig
16. Years and Years
17. Twenty One Pilots
18. Florence And The Machine
19. Def Leppard and Whitesnake
20. Frankie Boyle

 On sale next week – can they break the top 20?

1. Muse

2. Leona Lewis

3. Jess Glynne

4. Little Mix

5. Hurts

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Comedian Kevin Hart Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


On his first week in the chart Kevin Hart has taken the #1 spot from Stereophonics, who have dropped to #8. Also doing well in their first week are Hozier, Bring Me The Horizon and The Libertines, who have come in at #3, #4 and #7, respectively.

However, sadly we bid adieu to The CourteenersReading Festival, Calvin Harris (Tennents Vital and Glasgow Summer Sessions), WWE NXTJames BayFall Out BoyThe 1975Years and YearsDisney On IceBBC Radio 2 Live and Foals, who have all left the top 20.

However, we give a very warm welcome to chart newbies RunrigOliver HeldensFifth HarmonyMOBO Awards and Babymetal.

3. Hozier
5. U2

On sale next week – can they break the top 20?

1. Tom Jones

2. Tame Impala

3. Suede

4. The Maccabees

5. Frankie Boyle

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