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HITS LIST: SIGNS OF A
WHOLE NEW DEAL
The sounds of a brighter day to come? (1/16a)
RAINMAKERS:
STEVE COOPER
Turnaround specialist becomes a music man. (1/15a)
BIG CHANGES AT RCA: EDGE UPS PITTS TO PREZ, FLECK TO COO; RICCITELLI TO EXIT
Recalibrating for changing tastes. (1/15a)
DANGEROUS TIMES: A CONVERSATION WITH MORGAN WALLEN
As his song says, "Livin' the Dream." (1/14a)
ACADEMY AND DUGAN
DUE TO SETTLE?
A messy divorce nears its resolution. (1/15a)
RAINMAKERS
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
HOW TO FIND 11,780 VOTES
It's the way all the biggest mob bosses did it.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
Blighty Beat
U.K. CHARTS: J HUS STREAMS TO #1
1/31/20

J Hus has surged ahead of Pet Shop Boys to claim this week’s U.K. Official Albums #1 with Big Conspiracy (Black Butter) on 24k combined chart sales. Over on singles, Lewis Capaldi has his second #1.

J Hus won the race on streaming, which count for 96% of his second album’s sales. Pet Shop Boys settle for third place with Hotspot (X2), as last week’s chart-topper, Music to be Murdered by (Polydor) by Eminem, claims second.

J Hus also has three songs in the Top 40: “Play Play” f/Burna Boy at #11;  “Big Conspiracy” f/iceè tgm at #19; and “Repeat” f/Koffee at #21.

British rapper M Huncho has the third highest new entry at #5 with his mixtape, Huncholini The 1st (Island).

Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? (Polydor) lifts three places to #7 after cleaning up at the Grammys, and The Dave Clark Five retrospective, All The Hits (BMG), lands at #10.

Finally, in celebration or commiseration of Brexit day, remainer anthem “Ode To Joy” (Polydor)—Andre Rieu's version of Beethoven’s classic with the Johann Strauss Orchestra—secures the most downloads of the week at #30. A similar campaign was launched for a pro-Brexit song, Dominic Frisby's self-released “17 Million F**k Offs,” but the track missed the Top 40, stalling at #43.

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