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2020 MIDYEAR MARKETSHARE SCORECARD
The competition is fierce. (7/7a)
POP SMOKE SET
FOR BIG DEBUT (UPDATE)
A "Moon" shot. (7/6a)
U.K. GOVT. OKS £1.57B ARTS RESCUE PACKAGE 
Fingers crossed for indie venues to return. (7/6a)
BLACK MUSIC MONTH:
LADIES FIRST
Latifah, Lauryn, Missy, Lil Kim, more. (7/7a)
JUICE WRLD'S LEGENDS NEVER DIE DUE FRIDAY
Juiced with a big D2C initiative. (7/7a)
THE 2021 CONCERT RUSH
Would you like some Swiss cheese with your nachos?
ALEXANDER HAMILTON
Oh, sorry--we were just singing to ourselves.
MARY TRUMP
Family is everything.
K-POP STANS
Are they coming for Kanye? Yes.
Blighty Beat
U.K. MIDWEEKS: GAGA RULES
6/1/20

 

Lady Gaga is heading for her fourth #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums chart with Chromatica (Polydor) outselling the entire Top 20 combined at the halfway point. She’s set to remain on top of singles, too, with Ariana Grande collaboration “Rain On Me.”

With 40k combined sales so far, Chromatica leads the race on all formats (physical, download and streaming) and has claimed 2020’s fastest-selling vinyl album based on just three days of sales.

Elsewhere on albums, Norwegian DJ Kygo is heading for his second U.K. Top 10 album—and first in four years—with Golden Hour (Sony) at #6. The 40th anniversary edition of Rush’s 1980 album Permanent Waves (UMG) is one place behind at #7.

The new EP from Manchester rapper Aitch, Polaris (NQ Records), is also eyeing a Top 10 debut at #9. The debut from Scottish indie group Vistas, Everything Changes In The End (Retrospect Records), starts at #11, while Christine and the Queen’s EP, La Vita Nuova (Because Music), is set for its Top 40 debut at #16 after being released on vinyl.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles midweeks, “Rain On Me” is one of three tracks from Gaga in today’s Top 40. “Sour Candy” f/Blackpink starts at #12, and “Alice” is #21.

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