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AFTER THE GOLD RUSH: THE LEGACY OF ELLIOT ROBERTS
Honoring a legend. (6/25a)
7 AIMS FOR #1
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BLACK MUSIC MONTH: THE EVOLUTION OF "WHAT'S GOING ON"
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BLACK MUSIC MONTH: SELECTED '70S SONGS
The Me Decade was funky as shit. (6/25a)
KICKING IT INTO GRAMMY GEAR (UPDATED)
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THE DIVA PLAN
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RAINMAKERS RETURN
More of the folks who are making biz history now.
THE FUTURE OF ROCK & ROLL IS...
Hang on, we just need to throw this TV out the window.
AFTER COUNTRY TRAP
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U.K. CHARTS: A TRULY BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH
5/24/19

Lewis Capaldi has claimed the fastest-selling album of 2019 so far in the U.K. with his debut, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (Virgin EMI), hitting #1 on a wildly impressive 89.5k combined sales. Over on singles, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber stay on top.

Capaldi outsold the rest of the Official Albums Top 10 combined and overtakes Ariana Grande as the fastest seller of the year by 24.3k combined sales. Physical sales took 46% of that 89.5k total, including 7k copies on vinyl, 34% streams and 20% downloads. Overall, the album racked up 40.5m plays across audio and streaming platforms. Capaldi's sales far outperform the three other artists to have charted at #1 this year with a debut album in the U.K.—Tom Walker reached the top on 37k in March, swiftly followed by Dave with 26k and Billie Eilish with 48k in April. 

In addition, Capaldi has three tracks in the Official Singles Top 10, with former #1 “Someone You Loved” posting its highest sales week yet with 74k at #3. That’s followed by “Hold Me While You Wait” at #5 and “Grace” flying 17 places to #9.

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