Ed Sheeran's X has become the U.K.'s longest-running number one of the year (14) after fending off a charge from Morrissey to stay on top of the album charts for a fourth week. The album, which has also hit the top spot in the U.S., has sold more than 367,000 copies in Britain, giving Sheeran a week lead over Paolo Nutini for the most time spent at the top of the countdown.
Morrissey's 10th album World Peace is None of Your Business debuts at two.
Meanwhile, boyband Rixton have stormed to the top of the singles chart with their first release, Me and My Broken Heart. The track knocks will.i.am's It's My Birthday off the top spot.
Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea's Problem stays put at two.
Scottish singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini is back on the dating scene after reportedly striking up a romance with a model/actress he met on the set of a music video. Nutini has been dating fellow Scot Amber Anderson since earlier this year (14), according to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper.
A source tells the publication, "They hit it off immediately on the shoot. They have a very similar sense of humour and have a lot of fun together. They've been casually dating for a few months and things really heated up for them when she went to Glastonbury with him last month... They are practically inseparable now and have met all each other's friends and families. But it was only very recently that they decided to officially call themselves an item."
Anderson has modelled for brands including fashion house Burberry, and appeared in Natalie Portman's 2011 movie Your Highness.
Nutini split from his childhood sweetheart Teri Brogan in 2010 after eight years together.
Ed Sheeran has landed the fastest-selling U.K. release of the year (14) so far after his second album debuted at the top of the British albums chart. Fans snapped up over 182,000 copies of the singer's sophomore project x, setting a new sales record following Coldplay's Ghost Stories, which shifted 168,000 units in its first week on release in May (14).
Celebrating the news on Twitter.com, Sheeran writes, "182k sold in the UK week one making it the fastest selling album of the year. I'm on cloud 9 and keep laughing at everything. Love you all."
Another top seller, Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour, climbs one spot to two, while last week's (22Jun14) number one, Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence, slips to three.
Ghost Stories and Paolo Nutini's Caustic Love round out the new top five.
Meanwhile, in the U.K. singles chart, Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill take first place with dance track Gecko (Overdrive), while Ella Henderson's Ghost slips to two and Sheeran's Sing remains at three.
Model Jerry Hall and Bob Geldof's partner Jeanne Marine's band Paris-Texas & The Uke helped open this year's (14) Glastonbury festival in England with a performance on the Spike stage. Stylish Hall, whose ex-husband Mick Jagger headlined the festival with his band the Rolling Stones last year (13), hit the stage on Friday (27Jun14) in a black pencil skirt and white blouse.
Paris-Texas & The Uke were among the first bands to officially perform at the weekend-long event in Somerset.
Kaiser Chiefs, Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and Blondie were also among the early acts to hit the many stages, while Lily Allen, Paolo Nutini, Skrillex and Elbow are among the Friday night highlights.
Kasabian, Arcade Fire and Metallica will serve as the weekend's headliners.
Singer Paolo Nutini has lashed out at the media for demonising One Direction over their marijuana use when Miley Cyrus gets away with performing for teens in barely-there outfits. Nutini, who admits he has smoked weed daily since he was 16, tells Q magazine that journalists and decency watchdogs should be more outraged by Cyrus' sexualised stage show than One Direction's drug use after two members of the boy band were filmed smoking what appeared to be a joint and joking about cannabis culture during a recent trip to Peru.
He says, "I saw a photo of Miley Cyrus with her leotard pulled up between the lips of her vagina. Is that all right? Is that f**king cool? And One Direction can't have a joint? They're the bad role models? Come on!
"Can the world please get to grips with marijuana? How long can this go on? Don't get me wrong - you can give it to the wrong person, marijuana can spawn all kinds of things - but no more so than alcohol."
Prince closed his run of U.K. gigs with a star-studded secret show in London, performing for celebrity fans including supermodel Kate Moss, rocker Bryan Ferry and singer Paolo Nutini. The Purple Rain hitmaker and his backing band 3rdEyeGirl played concerts at arenas in Birmingham and Manchester, England last month (May14), and they thrilled fans with two gigs in one night at London's Roundhouse venue on Wednesday (04Jun14).
The veteran star took to a stage in the U.K. capital for one more time in the early hours of Friday (06Jun14) to play an intimate two-hour set at the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square in front of a 180-strong crowd.
Coldplay star Chris Martin became an honorary member of Kings Of Leon on Sunday (25May14) when he joined the U.S. rockers onstage at Radio 1's Big Weekend festival in Glasgow, Scotland. The Yellow singer was all smiles as he teamed up with Kings of Leon frontman Caleb Followill for part of the group's opening set, just hours after his band had closed out Saturday night (24Jun14) at the festival.
The impressive weekend line-up also included appearances by One Direction, Calvin Harris, Lily Allen, Paolo Nutini, Katy Perry, The Vamps, Rita Ora and John Newman, who was thrilled to be a part of the big event.
Speaking backstage, the singer said, "It's crazy, Kings Of Leon have just come onstage... and One Direction yesterday at 1pm - it's opening up strong straight away. To be given a main stage opportunity the first year I've done it solo is incredible and I've kind of got to make the most out of it.
"I've played Glasgow and I've got a weird curse about travelling to Glasgow where my bus breaks down or we're always late or something, but we always manage to get here, and every time we do get here you know it's always an incredible gig, so thank you to Glasgow."
Scottish singer Paolo Nutini blames his intensive touring schedule for the breakdown of his long-term relationship. The star split from Teri Brogan in 2010 after eight years together, and he now admits they broke up because he was touring extensively to promote his second album Sunny Side Up and Brogan wanted to stay in the U.K. to work on her own career.
Nutini tells Scotland's Daily Record newspaper, "It felt like there was a certain line that was crossed where what we were doing was obligation time. There was a period of that time where the situation my partner was in meant she could come out and be with us... She had the time, but she was a very intelligent and smart woman, a driven woman, the way women like that should be.
"She was determined to establish herself in her own career and stand on her own two feet and certainly didn't want to depend on something as fragile and fickle as a music career."
DJ and producer Calvin Harris is back on top of the U.K. charts. The Scottish hitmaker has scored his sixth number one single with his latest track Summer.
Last week's number one, Waves by Mr Probz, falls to two, while Kiesza's Hideaway rounds out the new top three.
On the album chart, Paolo Nutini scores a third week at number one with Caustic Love, while Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn debuts his solo album, Everyday Robots, at number two.
Imelda May's Tribal, Paloma Faith's A Perfect Contradiction and Embrace's self-titled album round out the top five.
Dutch singer/rapper Mr. Probz is making Waves in the U.K. after storming to the top of the British singles chart. The star, real name Dennis Princewell Stehr, has replaced Kiesza at number one with his debut song Waves, forcing the Canadian singer down to two with house tune Hideaway, followed by dance duo Sigma in third place with a remix of Kanye West's Bound 2, titled Nobody To Love.
Meanwhile, Scottish musician Paolo Nutini has held on to pole position on the U.K. albums chart with Caustic Love, beating off competition from John Legend's Love In The Future and The Vamps' Meet The Vamps, which rounded out the new top three in second and third place, respectively.