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WHAT’S HEATING UP AS SUMMER NEARS?
The future's so hot, they gotta wear shades. (5/30a)
A STELLAR TOP 20
Better get used to this 1-2 punch. (5/30a)
THE COUNT: U.K. FEST SEASON IS HOTTER THAN AFTERNOON TEA
With sugar, please. (5/30a)
REPORT: SONY CIRCLING QUEEN CATALOG IN $1B DEAL
Will another one bite the dust? (5/30a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
HOWDY, PARTNER
Redrawing the Mason-Dixon Line (5/24a)
THE NEW UMG
Gosh, we hope there are more press releases.
TIKTOK BANNED!
Unless the Senate manages to make this whole thing go away, that is.
THE NEW HUGE COUNTRY ACT
No, not that one.
TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN PLAYLIST
Now 100% unlicensed!
Blighty Beat
U.K. MIDWEEKS: SHEERAN SAILS ON
5/9/23

Ed Sheeran is heading for #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart with - (Atlantic) shifting more than 56k sales so far. Over on singles, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding remain on top.

At the midweek point, - (aka Subtract) looks set to become Sheeran’s sixth U.K. #1. The set has already claimed the title of 2023’s fastest-seller, surpassing the 41k chart units sold by Lana Del Rey’s Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd. (Polydor).

NinesCrop Circles 2 (Warner Records) remains at #2 today with the self-released debut project from Manchester rapper Tunde, First Lap, new at #3. The first solo album from Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan, The Reckoning (Destruct), is #4. Irish band Therapy? could claim their third Top 10 with Hard Cold Fire (Marshall) starting at #9.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles midweeks, “Miracle” (Columbia) by Harris and Goulding looks set for a fifth week at #1.

“Cupid” (Parlophone) by Fifty Fifty is up one to #8, while “Baby Don’t Hurt Me” (Warner Music) by David Guetta, Anne-Marie and Coi Leray rises two to #11. Sheeran has this week’s highest new entry with “Curtains” at #10, followed by “Boat” at #12.