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OSCAR LOVE FOR GAGA, STAR, RHAPSODY
The Oscars and Grammys will have lots in common this year. (1/23a)
THE BRITISH
ARE COMING
New music on the 2019 schedule. (1/23a)
GREIN ON GRAMMYS: SONGWRITING BY COMMITTEE
Tunesmithing becomes a team sport. (1/22a)
A FUTURISTIC TOP 20
WIZRD is a true star. (1/23a)
ARIANA GETS INTO ALBUM MODE
Grande sets a date: 2/8. (1/23a)
THE NEW PUB WORLD
Serious musical chairs.
CURATING GRAMMY PERFORMANCES
The calculus of awards, ratings and moments.
THE FIRST BIG RELEASE OF 2019
...is not what you'd expect.
THE NEW SUPERSTARS
The old pop rules just don't apply.
Blighty Beat
BOWIE LEADS U.K. RECORD STORE DAY
5/2/18

Record Store Day in the U.K. was a roaring success with sales up 16% year-on-year to reach 60k album sales and 30k singles, according to Official Chart Company data. David BowieArcade Fire and Pink Floyd topped the best sellers list.

Bowie’s three-LP set Welcome to the Blackout – Live in London (Parlophone) was the most popular release, followed by Arcade Fire's self-titled EP demo (Legacy/Sony Music). 

Pink Floyd were third place with their self-released The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Mono), followed by Bowie again at #4 with Now (Parlophone).  (He also had the #9 entry). The National took fifth place with Boxer (Live In Brussels) (4AD). 

Record Store Day 2018 UK best-sellers

1. David BowieWelcome to the Blackout(Parlophone)
2. Arcade FireArcade Fire(Legacy/Sony Music)
3. Pink FloydThe Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Pink Floyd Music) 
4. David BowieNow(Parlophone)
5. The NationalBoxer (Live in Brussels) (4AD)
6. SuedeSuede(Demon Records)
7. CourteenersSt Jude(UMC/Polydor)
8. MogwaiTen Rapid (Rock Action)
9. David BowieDavid Bowie(UMC/Decca)
10. The WhoThe Kids are Alright (UMC/Polydor)