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AN ASTRONOMICAL
HITS LIST
Things are looking up. (5/16a)
NEW RELEASES: KING
KENDRICK RETURNS
Another record-breaking debut week. (5/16a)
PRIDE & JOY
From the archives (5/16a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS: Q2 EDITION
Place your bets here. (5/16a)
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. CHARTS: BRUCE ADDS ANOTHER #1
6/21/19

Bruce Springsteen has claimed his 11th #1 on the U.K’s Official Albums Chart with Western Stars (Columbia) shifting 25k combined sales more than Madonna’s Madame X (Polydor), which settles for second place.

Of Springsteen’s total sales—a number which the OCC hasn’t published—more than 45k were on CD and vinyl, making Western Stars this year’s fastest selling album on physical formats in the U.K.

Bastille’s Doom Days (Virgin) is new at #4, followed by a 40th anniversary reissue of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures (Rhino) at #5. The album previously peaked at #71 in 1980 following the death of lead singer Ian Curtis.

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