February 19, 2009 - Duffy swept the Brit Awards Wednesday (2/18) with three honors including Best Album, British Female and British Breakthrough Act, according to published reports. The Welsh singer's album, "Rockferry," was Britain's top-selling release of 2008, with worldwide sales close to five million.
April 11, 2002 - U.K. pop veterans the Pet Shop Boys will embark on a 20-date North American tour May 14 in support of their latest album, "Release," out on Sanctuary Records April 23. The album debuted at No. 7 in the duo's homeland on its release there April 1.
July 2, 2001 - Pet Shop Boys and Creative Artists Agency have postponed the start of the Wotapalava tour, claiming that they could not find a "suitable replacement" for Sinead O’Connor, who dropped out in May. The tour will instead kick off next summer.
May 24, 2001 - The Pet Shop Boys, Sinead O’Connor, Rufus Wainwright, Soft Cell and Magnetic Fields are teaming up for the Wotapalava tour, which is being billed as the first major pop music festival to target a gay and lesbian audience.