After topping the U.K. Official Singles Chart for the last three weeks with “One Dance” (Island), Drake is on course for a double whammy on Friday as Views leads the midweek tally. Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s “This is What You Came For” (Columbia) is, as expected, the hottest new single.
The Industry Bible’s print editor in chief, Tony Gervino, has been sacked, news that was conveyed by President/CCO of The Entertainment Group Janice Min in an internal memo that we obtained and have subsequently translated, in excerpted form, for your edification.
After its first full day of sales, Drake’s Views had generated around 630k in equivalent album sales, confirming what he announced from the stage at his album launch party in Toronto Friday night. By the end of Saturday, Views had sold more in two days than Beyoncé’s Lemonade sold in its first six.
“True Colors” (Interscope/Kemosabe/RCA) by Zedd & Kesha is the latter’s first new music in a while (“a triumphant return,” declared Rolling Stone), and is off to a fine start at retail. The song was co-written and produced by Rock Mafia (Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato), who are also behind the forthcoming Gomez single...
U.K. MIDWEEK CHARTS: DRAKE ON COURSE FOR A DOUBLE #1
Hate to sound like a broken record, but... (5/3a)
GERVINO OUT, MIN EXPLAINS, WE TRANSLATE
Tony, we hardly knew ye. (5/3a)
AIRHEAD: PEACE, LOVE & DOPE WITH LYOR
He's pout of danger and in fine fennel. (5/3a)
A HOLE LOTTA LOVE
Max gets another honour (see what we did right there?) (5/3a)
ANDRA DAY, COCA-COLA, McDONALD'S & SHAZAM "RISE" TOGETHER
You want fries with that song? (5/2a)