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Are power ballads enjoying a post-millennium revival?

Love songs might be closely associated with the power ballads of the seventies, eighties and nineties, but the 21st century has certainly given us its fair share of hard-hitting hearts-and-flowers moments too, says Russell Iliffe.

January 2016 chart report

PRS for Music’s pop expert Russell Iliffe takes a look at the first artists to make dents in the chart at the start of the year and those set to make waves over the rest of 2016...

Official Chart Show: 20 must-know facts

As the Official Chart Show moves from its staple Sunday night slot to Fridays, in line with the music industry's new global release day, PRS for Music's Russell Iliffe picks through his top moments from the show's long and illustrious history on BBC Radio 1.

Eurovision Song Contest 2015 preview

The 60th Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Vienna this weekend with Austria playing host after the dramatic win of bearded drag artist Conchita Wurst last year with her James Bond theme -style belter Rise Like a Phoenix.

James Bay cracks the US

CHART ANALYSIS: Russell Iliffe gives us a view of the pop charts on both sides of the Atlantic, with James Bay, The Prodigy, George Ezra, Jess Glynne and more…