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MERCURY ORBITS AJR
The Met brothers have a new label home. (5/17a)
NEW RELEASES: KING
KENDRICK RETURNS
Another record-breaking debut week. (5/17a)
PRIDE & JOY
From the archives (5/17a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS: Q2 EDITION
Place your bets here. (5/17a)
STREAMING SONGS: SUMMER HEAT
His lucky number is 23. (5/16a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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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