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.

Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Opens At No. 1 in Britain

Bruce Springsteen's 'High Hopes' Opens At No. 1 in Britain

Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. yesterday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.
Pharrell Williams, Robbie Williams Lead Final U.K. Sales Charts For 2013

Pharrell Williams, Robbie Williams Lead Final U.K. Sales Charts For 2013

Pharrell Williams claimed the final U.K. No. 1 single of 2013 on Sunday (Dec. 29) as “Happy” (Back Lot) moved 2-1. Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) started another week as the best-selling artist album, while “Now! That’s What I Call Music 86” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI) leads the compilation chart for a sixth week.
Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Tops Final U.K. Singles Chart For 2013

Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Tops Final U.K. Singles Chart For 2013

Pharrell Williams claimed the final U.K. No. 1 single of 2013 on Sunday (Dec. 29) as “Happy” (Back Lot) moved 2-1. Robbie Williams’ “Swings Both Ways” (Universal Island) started another week as the best-selling artist album, while “Now! That’s What I Call Music 86” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI) leads the compilation chart for a sixth week.

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