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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: GLASTO FEVER
7/1/22

Harry StylesHarry’s House (Columbia) returns to the top of the U.K. Official Albums Chart as the Glastonbury effect kicks in for Billie Eilish, Sam Fender and a band Paul McCartney was in half a century ago. Kate Bush continues her reign at singles.

After headlining Glastonbury on 6/24, Darkroom/Interscope’s Eilish winds up with three albums in the Top 40: Happier Than Ever rises 18 slots to #10 on an 84% sales spike; 2019’s When We Fall Asleep Where Do We Go is up 36 spots to #25 (+78%); and 2018’s Don’t Smile At Me shuffles 42 places to #39 (+51%).

Fender’s current Seventeen Going Under (Polydor) more than doubled its weekly sales and streams tally, rising 44 chart places to #19, and Hypersonic Missiles soared 95 slots #33 (+103%) “Seventeen Going Under” rose 40 places to #20 at singles.

Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR (Geffen) is up two to #7 on 30% spike in sales and streams; Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers (Interscope) jumps four places to #20 (+27%); The Beatles collection 1 (Apple/EMI) is up six places to #24 (+39%); and Wet Leg’s self-titled Domino debut is up 48 to #29.

The highest charting new release of the week is Porcupine Tree’s 11th studio album, Closure/Continuation (Music For Nations), which opens at #2. It’s the group’s first-ever U.K. Top 5 album. Chris Brown’s 10th album, Breezy (RCA), enters at #6 and Conan Gray’s Superache (Island) debuts at #8.

A couple of firsts: Luke Combs makes his U.K. Top 10 debut with third LP Growin’ Up (Columbia Nashville) landing at Number 9; and Giveon achieves his first U.K. Top 40 album with Give or Take (Epic).

At singles, Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” (Fish People) racked up 7.3m audio and video streams to secure a third consecutive week at #1. Scottish DJ duo LF System’s “Afraid To Feel” (Warner) is the best-selling track of the week, ascending to a new peak of #2.

Beyonce’s “Break My Soul” (Parkwood/Columbia) scoots up 17 slots to #4, making it her 20th solo U.K. Top 10 hit. Following the release of the film Elvis, Doja Cat’s “Vegas” (RCA) rolls into the Top 40 for the first time; Doja’s 13th Top 40 hit is #35.