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.

Sam Smith

Sam Smith, SecondCity Top U.K. Charts

Twenty-two-year-old rising British star Sam Smith followed the No. 1 U.K. singles chart debut of “Stay With Me” last week with a chart-topping start for the Capitol/Universal album “In The Lonely Hour.”
Chris Martin, Coldplay

Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' Bows At No. 1 in U.K.

First-week sales of 168,000 made Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories” (Parlophone/Warner Music) both the U.K.’s fastest-selling album of the year and the new No. 1 title.
Michael Jackson's Xscape Deluxe Album Cover, 2014

Michael Jackson’s ‘Xscape’ Debuts At No. 1 In U.K.

“Xscape” is Michael Jackson's tenth chart-topping solo album in the territory. Sony’s previous posthumous Jackson collection, “Michael,” peaked at No. 4 in a ten-week run on the U.K. chart in 2004.