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Kaiser Chiefs enjoy reality TV boost

In our latest monthly chart update, PRS for Music’s pop watcher Russell Iliffe assesses how a certain reality TV show has helped return the Kaiser Chiefs to pole position...

What’s the best love song ever?

British songwriters have been responsible for some of the most enduring and successful love songs of all time. So with Valentine’s Day upon us, it’s high time we shine a romantic candle light on 10 ballads that not only stormed the charts but have lived on in the nation’s hearts, says Russell Iliffe.

Goulding enjoys sleeper hit

In his first monthly chart update of 2014, PRS for Music’s Russell Iliffe takes a look at the biggest movers and shakers in the pop charts both sides of the Atlantic.

Chart comebacks and dance music ruled 2013

With 2013 now finally behind us, it’s a great time to reflect on the big sellers and chart trends that dominated the UK and beyond over the past 12 months, says Russell Iliffe.

The X Factor column: week 10

The X Factor reached its climax at the weekend with prison warden and former cruise ship singer Sam Bailey up against teenagers Nicholas McDonald and Luke Friend. But with Sam overwhelmingly the bookies’ favourite, it was doubtful before the show even kicked off that anyone else could win, says Russell Iliffe.