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THE VIEW FROM
HITS LIST
Time to get the hell outta Dodge. (7/24a)
TOP 25 DEBUTS, 2023 TO NOW
We're impressed but not surprised. (7/23a)
YOU'LL FORGIVE US IF WE'RE A LITTLE DISTRACTED RIGHT NOW.
Today feels different. (7/22a)
EMINEM'S STREAK AT #1: LET'S DO THE NUMBERS
He's a one-man dynasty. (7/22a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MIDYEAR MOMENTUM
The score at the half (7/19a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
Blighty Beat
  U.K. CHARTS: LATHUMS LAND AT #1
10/1/21

British indie band The Lathums have hit #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart with their debut set, How Beautiful Life Can Be (Island). Over on singles, Coldplay and BTS’ “My Universe” claims the biggest single week of download sales this year.

With The Lathums’ success, British bands have ruled the #1 spot on the Official Albums Chart for 11 out of 39 weeks in 2021, according to BPI analysis. The return of guitar acts to the top of the charts has had an impact on bands breaking through: 2021 is on course to be the best year for new British groups in well over a decade, thanks to Top 10 albums from acts The Snuts, Wolf Alice, Shame, Pale Waves and Easy Life.

Public Service Broadcasting chart at #2 today with Bright Magic (PIAS), followed by Drake’s Certified Lover Boy (Island), which drops to #3.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart, Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers” (Atlantic) holds at the top for a third week with 64k sales.

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