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ANTE UP: I.B. BAD
ON VALUATION
Money changes everything. (7/18a)
AT THE HALF:
U.K. MARKETSHARE
Universal builds a lead. (7/18a)
THIS BRAND IS MY BRAND
Nashville's new endorsements (7/18a)
EU FINES GOOGLE $5B
Alphabet's in the soup. (7/18a)
YOUR TOP 20: NOBODY BEATS THE DRAKE
"Scorpion" still stinging. (7/18a)
WHO ARE THE RAINMAKERS?
We promise this special issue won't be dry.
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
TOP SELLERS: STATE OF PLAY IN U.K.
7/5/18

The U.K.’s best-selling Official Albums and Singles lists of the year so far are in with Warner Music ruling thanks to The Greatest Showman soundtrack (Atlantic) and six Top 10 singles; Universal has the #1 single with Drake.

There are no new British-born debuts in the Top 40 albums tally, but Sony's George Ezra (Columbia) charts at #3 with his second release, Staying at Tamara’s.

This time last year, debuts from Rag’n’Bone Man and Stormzy had reached #2 and #8 on the best-sellers list, respectively. Alongside Ezra, the only other album released this year from a British act in the Top 10 is Arctic Monkeys withTranquility Base Hotel & Casino (Domino) at #7.

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