Paul Sexton

London-based print and broadcast journalist Paul Sexton has been a contributor to Billboard
since the early 1990s. He also writes for such British newspapers as the Sunday Times,
Financial Times and Sunday Express, hosts inflight shows for such airlines as Emirates
and KLM, and makes radio documentaries for BBC Radio 2 and others.

Little Mix photographed in 2015.

Little Mix Makes 'Magic' Atop U.K. Singles Chart

British electronica trio Years & Years have become the first artists to hit the top of the U.K. album chart in the new Friday-to-Thursday sales window, following last week’s launch of New Music Fridays. Their debut album Communion (Polydor/Universal) arrived at No. 1 in today’s new Official Charts Company data. Female pop troupe Little Mix entered the singles chart at the top with "Black Magic" (Syco Music/Sony).
Little Mix photographed in 2015.

Little Mix Makes 'Magic' Atop U.K. Singles Chart

British electronica trio Years & Years have become the first artists to hit the top of the U.K. album chart in the new Friday-to-Thursday sales window, following last week’s launch of New Music Fridays. Their debut album Communion (Polydor/Universal) arrived at No. 1 in today’s new Official Charts Company data. Female pop troupe Little Mix entered the singles chart at the top with "Black Magic" (Syco Music/Sony).
Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran Back at No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart on First New Music Friday

The U.K.'s first-ever Friday No. 1s have been confirmed by the Official Charts Company, to coincide with the launch of the simultaneous international release initiative, New Music Fridays. English DJ David Zowie climbed from No. 52 to the top of the singles chart with "House Every Weekend" (Positiva/EMI/ Universal); Ed Sheeran's X (Asylum/Warner Music) improved 5-1 to start a fourth separate stint atop the album chart, and its 12th week at No. 1.
Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran Back at No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart on First New Music Friday

The U.K.'s first-ever Friday No. 1s have been confirmed by the Official Charts Company, to coincide with the launch of the simultaneous international release initiative, New Music Fridays. English DJ David Zowie climbed from No. 52 to the top of the singles chart with "House Every Weekend" (Positiva/EMI/ Universal); Ed Sheeran's X (Asylum/Warner Music) improved 5-1 to start a fourth separate stint atop the album chart, and its 12th week at No. 1.

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