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.

Coldplay Enter 8th Week On Top In Europe

Coldplay Enter 8th Week On Top In Europe

Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) extends its reign on European Top 100 Albums to eight weeks. The British band's third studio set continues to enjoy robust European sales, climbing back 3-2 in the United Kingdom, 5-3 in Austria and 10-8 in Spain.
Coldplay Stay At No. 1 In Europe

Coldplay Stay At No. 1 In Europe

In an unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) is No. 1 for a seventh straight week. Shakira's "Fijacion Oral Vol.1" (Epic) stands at No. 2 again, after seven weeks, and English singer-songwriter James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) holds at No. 3.
Coldplay Stay At No. 1 In Europe

Coldplay Stay At No. 1 In Europe

In an unchanged top three on European Top 100 Albums, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) is No. 1 for a seventh straight week. Shakira's "Fijacion Oral Vol.1" (Epic) stands at No. 2 again, after seven weeks, and English singer-songwriter James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) holds at No. 3.
Coldplay Secure 6th Week At Euro Chart Peak

Coldplay Secure 6th Week At Euro Chart Peak

There is still no shaking Coldplay from the summit of European Top 100 Albums, where "X&Y" (Parlophone) begins a sixth week. It's still No. 1 in Germany, Denmark and Switzerland and climbs 3-2 in Italy. In the United Kingdom, where "X&Y" holds at No. 2, the album was last week certified quadruple platinum for shipments of 1.2 million.
Coldplay Secure 6th Week At Euro Chart Peak

Coldplay Secure 6th Week At Euro Chart Peak

There is still no shaking Coldplay from the summit of European Top 100 Albums, where "X&Y" (Parlophone) begins a sixth week. It's still No. 1 in Germany, Denmark and Switzerland and climbs 3-2 in Italy. In the United Kingdom, where "X&Y" holds at No. 2, the album was last week certified quadruple platinum for shipments of 1.2 million.
Coldplay Hold Onto European Chart Crown

Coldplay Hold Onto European Chart Crown

Despite the close pursuit of releases by Shakira and James Blunt, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) begins its fifth week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums. It retains top place in Germany, Holland, Denmark, Greece and Switzerland.

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