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MAYBE, JUST MAYBE: THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED
Easing back out there (6/15a)
1 TRENDING TOPIC: “LEVITATING” TO #1
How'd they do that? (6/15a)
SIGNS OF HITS LIST
We're reading the tea leaves. (6/15a)
REOPENING DELAY CRIPPLES LIVE BIZ
"Variant" is a scary word right now. (6/15a)
MUSIC’S HOTTEST FIRMS: GRUBMAN SHIRE MEISELAS & SACKS
Is there a lawyer in the house? (6/15a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
Blighty Beat
U.K. CHARTS: ROYAL CROWNED
5/7/21

Royal Blood have topped the U.K. Official Albums Chart with Typhoons (Warner Records) registering the biggest opening week for a British act in 2021. Over on singles, Tion Wayne & Russ Millions’ “Body” (Atlantic) lands at #1.

Typhoons’ 32k sales were more than the rest of this week’s Top 5 combined. It’s their third chart-topping album.

The Coral’s Coral Island (Modern Sky) is also new at #2 today while live album Celebrate the Music of Peter Green (BMG)—a tribute to Fleetwood Mac’s founding guitarist—enters at #3.

Young Heart (Atlantic) by Birdy is new at #4 and Fortitude (Roadrunner) from French heavy-metal act Gojira lands at #6.

There are three more new entries in the Top 10: girl in red’s debut, if i could make it go quiet (AWAL), at #7; Pink Floyd's Live at Knebworth 1990 (Legacy) at #8; and DJ Khaled’s Khaled Khaled (Sony) at #10.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart, “Body” rises three places to #1 on 71k sales (including 10.7m streams), becoming the first drill song to top the chart. The rise was powered by a remix featuring Bugzy MaloneFivio ForeignDarkooBuniArrDee and E1 & ZT.

Long-reigning #1, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (RCA) by Lil Nas X drops to #2, and Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” f/SZA (Ministry of Sound) lifts three places to a new peak at #3.

Billie Eilish has this week’s highest new entry with “Your Power” (Polydor) at #5, while The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” (Island) flies 12 places to a new peak at #8 following a remix feat. Ariana Grande.