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.

Proclaimers, Kings Of Leon Rule U.K. Charts

Proclaimers, Kings Of Leon Rule U.K. Charts

In an unchanged top three on the new U.K. singles chart, Scottish brothers the Proclaimers' update of their own "(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles" (EMI), featuring comic characters Brian Potter and Andy Pipkin, started a third week at No. 1. Meanwhile, Kings Of Leon achieved their first U.K. chart-topping album as "Because of the Times" (Hand Me Down/Sony BMG) entered at the top.
Furtado, Timberlake Stay On Top In Europe

Furtado, Timberlake Stay On Top In Europe

Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) leads the new European Top 100 Albums survey for a fourth consecutive week, and the sixth since it first topped the composite chart in mid-January. Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Around Comes Around" (Jive) starts a second week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.
Proclaimers, Take That Hold Strong On U.K. Charts

Proclaimers, Take That Hold Strong On U.K. Charts

The Proclaimers' Comic Relief fundraiser "(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles" (EMI), featuring comic characters Brian Potter and Andy Pipkin, started a second week atop the U.K. singles chart yesterday (April 1), while Take That's "Beautiful World" (Polydor) again leads the album survey.
Furtado And Timberlake Dominate Euro Charts

Furtado And Timberlake Dominate Euro Charts

In an unchanged top two on European Top 100 Albums, Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) is No. 1 for a fifth non-consecutive week ahead of Simply Red's "Stay" (simplyred.com).
Proclaimers Remake Hits No. 1 In U.K.

Proclaimers Remake Hits No. 1 In U.K.

One single raising money for the BBC's Children in Need appeal replaced another at the top of new U.K. singles chart yesterday (March 25). Scottish duo the Proclaimers' remake of their 1988 hit "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" (EMI), featuring comics Peter Kay and Matt Lucas in their TV characters of Brian Potter and Andy Pipkin respectively, climbed 3-1.
Furtado, Stefani Rule Euro Charts

Furtado, Stefani Rule Euro Charts

Universal-signed female artists again rule the pan-European sales charts, as Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) leads European Top 100 Albums for a fourth non-consecutive week and "The Sweet Escape" (Interscope) by Gwen Stefani featuring Akon tops Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for a third week.

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