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.

Ed Sheeran performs at Suncorp Stadium on Nov. 28, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.

Three Weeks in a Row for Ed Sheeran on Top of U.K. Songs Chart, As Pete Tong Reaches Album Summit

British DJ Pete Tong, a longtime visitor to the U.K. compilation album chart via his mix collections, is now the champion of the artist countdown. His Classic House set (Polydor/UMC/OMOD) with the Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley, moves 6-1 on the new survey, as Ed Sheeran's “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” (Asylum/Warner Music) start a third week at Nos. 1 and 2 respectively on the Official Charts Company's singles list.
Ed Sheeran performs at Suncorp Stadium on Nov. 28, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.

Three Weeks in a Row for Ed Sheeran on Top of U.K. Songs Chart, As Pete Tong Reaches Album Summit

British DJ Pete Tong, a longtime visitor to the U.K. compilation album chart via his mix collections, is now the champion of the artist countdown. His Classic House set (Polydor/UMC/OMOD) with the Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley, moves 6-1 on the new survey, as Ed Sheeran's “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” (Asylum/Warner Music) start a third week at Nos. 1 and 2 respectively on the Official Charts Company's singles list.
Ed Sheeran photographed for Billboard on Sept. 26, 2015 at Elvis Guesthouse in New York City.

Ed Sheeran Debuts At No. 1 and No. 2 on the U.K. Singles Chart

Ed Sheeran has become the first artist to debut in the top two positions of the U.K. singles chart with new tracks, as “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” (Asylum/Warner Music) debut at Nos. 1 and 2 respectively. Little Mix's Glory Days (Syco Music/Sony) starts a fifth non-consecutive week atop the album chart.

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