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GRAMMY CHEW: WHO COULD BE THIS YEAR’S BRANDI CARLILE?
Lenny and Simon speculate and salivate as the kreplach is served. (9/19a)
RIHANNA FOLLOWS PLATT TO SONY/ATV
Loyalty in action (9/17a)
TAYLOR SWIFT JOINS THE VOICE AS MEGA MENTOR
Tay knows how to pick her spots. (9/17a)
BEYONCÉ ROARS IN PRIME TIME
So does Bey. (9/16a)
AMAZON GOES HI-RES
Alexa, what does "16-bit/44.1kHz" mean? (9/17a)
MORE RAINMAKERS
The players who made it happen.
WHAT ABOUT THOSE LEAKS?
Even funnier in French.
RIHANNA'S ETA
And about $50m in funding.
THE BUNDLE BUNGLE
When will the rules change?
Blighty Beat
U.K. CHARTS: SPEEDY SHEEHAN
7/19/19

Ed Sheeran has claimed the fastest selling album of 2019 so far in the U.K. with No.6 Collaborations Project (Atlantic) shifting 125k combined chart sales. While it hits #1 on the Official Albums Chart, his “Beautiful People” f/Khalid is tops at singles.

That 125k figure trumps 2019’s former fastest-selling record holder, Lewis Capaldi, whose debut cleared 90k combined sales during its first week in May. No.6 Collaborations Project is Sheeran’s fourth #1 album in the U.K. and has outperformed the rest of this week’s Top 30 combined. In addition, his three prior studio albums all appear in this week’s albums Top 40: Divide is #7, X is #18 (up 23 slots) and hits #37 (up 47 places).

On the Official Singles Chart, Sheeran claims his seventh #1 as “Beautiful People” climbs to #1 from #3. 

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