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WMG MINES DIGITAL DIAMONDS IN A ROUGH FISCAL YEAR
Steve Cooper shines up the 2020 stats. (11/23a)
TOP 100 WEEKLY MARKETSHARE:
THE TIGHTENING
Cue Archie Bell & the Drells. (11/23a)
ROBSON TAKES REINS FOR WMG INT'L
He's got the whole world in his hands. (11/23a)
THE BRITISH ARE HERE: JOEL CORRY
On your home-office desk now. (11/23a)
DOWNTOWN WE GO: FOUR QUESTIONS FOR JUSTIN KALIFOWITZ
Answers include Peloton and "the democratization of music creation." (11/23a)
RAINMAKERS 2020
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMY OUTLIERS
Mulling possible surprises.
ZOOM THANKSGIVING
We're virtually stuffing ourselves.
TRUMP'S LAWSUITS
He's lost 25 out of 26, and so tired of winning!
Blighty Beat
U.K. CHARTS: DISCO QUEEN
11/13/20

Kylie Minogue’s DISCO (BMG) has scored the biggest opening week in the U.K. for an album in 2020, topping the Official Album chart with 55,000 combined sales. Over on singles, Ariana Grande is #1 for a third week. 

DISCO is Minogue’s eighth Official Albums #1 and her biggest opening week since 2010’s Aphrodite. She sets a new Official Chart record, becoming the first female artist to score a #1 on the albums chart in five consecutive decades—the 1980s, ’90s, ‘00s, ‘10s and ‘20s.

Little Mix finishes at #2 with their sixth album, Confetti (RCA), which is the most-streamed release of the week.

Another Official Chart record has been set this week by Dame Shirley Bassey, whose final album, I Owe It All To You (Decca), is new at #5. As a result, Bassey is the first female artist to claim a Top 40 album on the Official Albums Chart in seven consecutive decades.

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