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Tracking the swing of the pendulum. (8/14a)
VIRGIN EMI FINDS LOST ONES
Cockle with muscles, alive, alive-oh. (8/14a)
QUEEN TINGS
Michelle S. on Nicki. (8/14a)
NOISEMAKERS
The new kids in town. (8/14a)
FLORA ON THE FLOOR
Le'ts Cash in. (8/14a)
HITS' 32ND ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Or as it's known in the trade-publishing world, Doorstop 2.0.
THE A&R EXECS
That stands for Artists and Repertoire, in case you were wondering.
PIZZA AND MARKETSHARE
I'm winning this one.
THE BOILER ROOM
It's the new tape room.
Blighty Beat
U.K. CHARTS: GEORGE IS BACK AT #1
10/27/17

George Michael has returned to the top of the U.K. charts with what’s said to be the biggest week one sales for a reissue in British chart history.

Listen Without Prejudice (Sony Music CG) is a reissue of Michael’s 1990 album, Listen Without Prejudice vol.1, which hit #1 27 years ago. The new version awards Phil Savill’s Sony imprint a third Q4 success story in as many years.

Elvis was the benefactor of Sony Music CG’s Q4 blockbuster, If I Can Dream, selling 79k during its first week in 2015, and The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley notching up 63k sales week one a year later.

P!nk takes the second spot this week with Beautiful Trauma (RCA) sitting 30k combined sales behind. That gives you an idea of what Niall Horan’s debut, Flicker (Capitol), did in its first week, ending at #3.

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