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MARTY'S NOTE TO
THE TROOPS
A 12-year run is coming to an end. (9/18a)
MEMO FROM JON
Platt heading to Sony/ATV. (9/17a)
THE MORPHING MEANING OF A&R
Tina, Tubby, Steven, Derrick and Tim weigh in. (9/17a)
CHART STORY: ONE NATION UNDER STATION
McCartney's first #1 debut. (9/17a)
NEW RELEASES,
CARRIED FORWARD
Sitting "Pretty." (9/18a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
Blighty Beat
U.K. CHARTS: MCCARTNEY OPENS AT #3
9/14/18

Sir Paul McCartney has ended the week at #3 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart with Egypt Station (Virgin EMI) as Eminem logs a second week at #1. Over on singles, Kanye West has scored his highest single debut in nine years with “I Love It” f/Lil Pump (Def Jam) at #3.

Egypt Station was the best seller on physical formats; Kamikaze was this week’s most-streamed and downloaded record, with 51% of sales coming from streams.

The T.Rex box set Gold (Demon) is the second highest new albums entry at #8, followed by Paul Simon at #10 with In The Blue Light (Sony CMG).

On the Official Singles Chart, Calvin Harris and Sam Smith are #1 for a second week with “Promises” (Columbia) claiming its strongest sales and streaming week yet with 63k combined sales.

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