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SIR LUCIAN
TURNS IT UP
UMG chief is sitting on top of the world. (9/16a)
OCEAN ACTIVITY?
Let's be Frank. (9/16a)
DRAKE IS EXTREMELY WEALTHY
And not just in Canadian dollars. (9/16a)
KACEY TURNS A PAGE
A close reading of star-crossed (9/10a)
TOP 20: RE-CERTIFIED
The Toronto Raptor strikes again. (9/16a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
Blighty Beat
U.K. CHARTS: DEL REY LANDS AT #1
3/26/21

Lana Del Rey has earned her fifth #1 on the U.K. Official Albums Chart with Chemtrails Over the Country Club (Polydor) on 40,000 sales. Over on singles, Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” (EMI) is new at #3.

After shifting 16,700 copies on vinyl, Chemtrails Over the Country Club is the fastest-selling vinyl album of the century by a female artist, and among international acts. In addition, Del Rey now ties Celine Dion for the fifth most #1 albums by a female solo artist in the U.K.

Bieber’s JUSTICE (EMI) debuts at #2 as the most-streamed album of the week, while Written & Directed (Foxfive) from Brighton rock band Black Honey opens at #7.

Bob Dylan’s boxed set 1970 (Columbia) is new at #13 and Sting’s collaborative album, Duets (UMG), charts at #17.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart, Nathan Evans f/220 Kid and Billen Ted’s “Wellerman” (Polydor) holds on for a second week at #1. A1 J1’s “Latest Trends” (EMI) sits 10,000 sales behind, scoring the most streams of the week.

Bieber f/Daniel Caesar and Giveon’s “Peaches” lands the highest new entry of the week at #3, while his “Hold On” flies 21 places to #10.

“Friday” (Ministry of Sound) by Riton x Nightcrawlers Mufasa & Hypeman climbs to a new peak of #4, and “BED” (Atlantic), by Joel Corry, RAYE and David Guetta, rises two to #6.