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THE VIEW FROM
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Time to get the hell outta Dodge. (7/24a)
TOP 25 DEBUTS, 2023 TO NOW
We're impressed but not surprised. (7/23a)
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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
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AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
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Blighty Beat
U.K. CHARTS: ED ADDS ANOTHER #1
5/12/23

Ed Sheeran maintains his perfect record as his sixth album, (Subtract), is his sixth #1 on the Official Albums Chart. Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding remain #1 at singles for a fifth week.

Sheeran’s (Subtract) (Atlantic) becomes the fastest-selling album of 2023, shifting 76k chart units in its opening week. The best-selling vinyl album of the week, 71% of its total was in physical formats.

Subtract also sees Sheeran move ahead of The 1975 in the list of acts who have hit #1 with all of their studio releases. Sheeran’s string started in 2011 with +.

Other new arrivals on the chart include Manchester rapper TUNDE, whose debut First Lap (Tunde) opens at #4. The Reckoning (Destruct) from former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan debuts at #17 while Therapy?, the Northern Ireland rock trio, register their highest-charting album in 25 years with Hard Cold Fire (Marshall) at #29.

A few records had interesting rebounds.

Post Malone’s The Diamond Collection (Mercury/Republic) leapt 11 places to a new peak of #15 as he kicked off the U.K. and Ireland leg of his Twelve Carat Tour. Taylor Swift’s Speak Now (Big Machine) re-entered the Top 40 for the first time in 13 years after she announced it would be her next re-recording project. The album is up 54 places to #23. And Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream (Virgin) returned to the Top 40 for the first time in a decade at #38 following her performance at last weekend’s Coronation Concert.

At singles, Harris & Goulding’s “Miracles” (Columbia) maintains the top slot while David Kushner’s “Daylight” (Miserable Music) is snapping at its heels and Sheeran’s “Eyes Closed” is up three slots to #3.

Sheeran registers his 59th and 60th Top 40 singles as “Boat” rises to #15 and “Curtains” opens at #16. ATTRAKT’s FIFTY FIFTY, the first K-pop girl group in to enter the Top 10, sees their “Cupid” rise to a new peak of #8.

Following the weekend’s coronation of King Charles III, The Krown Jewelz’s “Scrap The Monarchy” claims the week’s highest new entry at #9.

Florence + The Machine’sDog Days Are Over” returns to the Top 40 for the first time in 13 years thanks to its viral moment on TikTok ignited by its use in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 3.