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NEAR TRUTHS: GRANDE, GRAMMY, GRAND TOTALS
The post-Grammy hangover. (2/19a)
THIS CHART STORY BELONGS TO u
A big thank you. (2/18a)
GENDER GAP WIDENS IN THE U.K.
Hitmakers in the U.K. are decidedly male. (2/19a)
FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES AND APPLE MUSIC
A pair of dynamic duos leads the pack. (2/15a)
HITS LIST KEEPS FALLING ON MY HEAD
These rainmakers are anything but all wet. (2/18a)
THE WINNERS
What the Grammys tell us about a changing landscape.
COMMITTED TO ROCK
The biz players who are determined to get the volume back up.
MANAGEMENT DO-SI-DO
Big changes among big acts.
THE NEW SUPERSTARS
The old pop rules just don't apply.
Blighty Beat
U.K.'S BIGGEST SELLERS TO DATE
10/3/18

The U.K.’s biggest selling albums through the first three quarters are a mixed bag of U.S. releases and 2017 albums, with George Ezra claiming the highest homegrown new entry and Anne-Marie logs in the best-selling debut. Over on singles, Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa are behind Drake at #2.

Last year’s Top 10 best-seller list had six albums from British acts released that same year, three of which were solo debuts. This year so far, the pendulum has swung in the way of big-selling U.S. releases—a sign of the global nature of streaming, or a lack of superstar new British talent?

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