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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. MIDWEEKS: AC/DC POWERS UP
11/16/20

AC/DC are heading toward the U.K. Official Albums #1 on Friday with Power Up (Columbia) outselling the rest of the Top 5. Over on singles, this year’s BBC Children in Need charity single looks set for the top with Billie Eilish right behind.

Should it hold onto its midweek peak, Power Up will be AC/DC’s first U.K. #1 in a decade. With 47,000 combined sales already claimed, the album could beat the record set last week by Kylie Minogue as 2020’s fastest-seller.

Mcfly’s first new album in a decade, Young Dumb Thrills (BMG), is heading for #2, followed by Paloma Faith’s Infinite Things (RCA) at #3.

Andrea Bocelli is on the cusp of a 12th Top 10 album with the deluxe edition of Believe (Decca), Dutch conductor Andre Rieu’s Jolly Holiday (UMG), at #6, puts him in line for an 11th Top 10 album, and at #7, the Sophie Ellis-Bextor compilation, Songs from the Kitchen Disco (Cooking Vinyl), is on course for her highest-charting album in six years.

Finally, songs by the late Johnny Cash have been given a new lease of life from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for new album, Johnny Cash and the RPO (Sony), which starts today at #9.

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