When Spanish-language stations play English-language top 40 hits, there's usually a greater emphasis on both dance and alternative music (and particularly on those songs that combine the two). There are library titles that you haven't heard for years, and a greater emphasis on veteran artists altogether. The Website artists on the new KXOS (Exitos 93.9) Los Angeles are Maroon 5, Ke$ha, fun., David Guetta, Lady Gaga and Robbie Williams! We take a "First Listen" to a station that highlights (but could break down) the differences between top 40 in the U.S. and Mexico.
Take That's "The Circus" (Polydor/Universal) gave the latter-day boy band another U.K. No. 1 album yesterday with a massive opening sales total of 432,000. Leona Lewis' cover of Snow Patrol's "Run" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) went straight to the top of the singles chart, becoming the fastest-selling download in British chart history, with 133,000 copies.
Groove Armada and Bacardi have struck a partnership which will see the British electronic act issue their forthcoming releases through the drinks brand and partner on its international music events throughout 2008.
Coldplay's third album "X&Y" (Parlophone) makes a stellar bow on European Top 100 Albums, opening at No. 1 after a spectacular first week of sales around the region. Having been confirmed on Monday (June 13) as the second-fastest-selling album in U.K. chart history with an opening tally of 464,000 units, EMI yesterday (June 15) reported a global total of 22 chart-topping debuts.