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STRINGER ON "THE ISSUES AND ACTIONS NEEDED"
Sony Music is all in. (6/1a)
"REAL AND CONSTRUCTIVE CHANGE": SIR LUCIAN SPEAKS OUT
UMG is all in. (6/1a)
RAPINO: SUPPORTING BLACK CULTURE, ANTI-RACISM
Live Nation is all in. (5/30a)
WMG ON COPING WITH THE MOMENT
Warner Music is all in. (6/1a)
ARTISTS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD (UPDATE)
The stars are coming out. (6/1a)
TUESDAY
THE SHOW MUST BE PAUSED
TIME TO REFLECT
TIME TO ACT
Blighty Beat
U.K. CHARTS: BABY SNAKES TO #1
12/21/18

Well, this is a surprise. The U.K. Official Christmas #1 single has been claimed by YouTube personality LadBaby with his charity version of Starships' “We Built This City” shifting 75k combined sales, a huge 93% of which were downloads.

Proceeds from the sales of “We Built This City”—which references British "delicacy" sausage rolls instead of rock & roll—will go to food bank charity The Trussell Trust. The remaining 7% of sales were made up of audio and video streams. It’s the first novelty song to claim the festive spot since Bob the Builder did so with “Can We Fix It?” in 2000. 

Over on albums, The Greatest Showman (Atlantic) records its best sales week yet. 

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