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UMG'S $4.5 BILLION
FIRST-HALF HAUL
The rich get richer. (7/30a)
SPOTIFY TOPS 165M
PREMIUM SUBS (UPDATE)
The dominant platform keeps growing. (7/29a)
A KID-FRIENDLY TOP 20
Thunder from Down Under (7/29a)
NYC HOMECOMING CONCERT SETS LINEUP
A day in the park (7/28a)
JAZMINE SULLIVAN ON THE POWER OF R&B
Perpetuating a grand tradition (7/28a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
Blighty Beat
U.K. MIDWEEKS: CAVE VS. RODRIGO
6/21/21

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis are challenging Olivia Rodrigo for the U.K.’s Official Albums #1 at the halfway point. Over on singles, KSI’s “Holiday” (BMG) is the highest new entry of the week at #2.

Rodrigo’s SOUR (Polydor) has moved up one place to #1, while Cave and Ellis’ Carnage (Goliath) is new at #2 following its CD and vinyl rollout on Friday (the digital edition landed in February).

BRITs Rising Star winner Griff has the most downloaded album of the week so far with her debut mixtape, One Foot in Front of the Other (Warner Records), starting at #4.

Rounding out the Top 5 is Joan Armatrading, who is on course for her first U.K. Top 10 album in 30 years with Consequences (BMG) at #5.

German heavy metal band Helloween are on the cusp of their first U.K. Top 10 with their self-titled 16th studio album (Nuclear Blast) at #7, and Norwegian folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience are heading for their inaugural Top 40 entry with Peace Or Love (EMI) at #9.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles midweeks, Rodrigo’s “good 4 u” looks set for a fifth week at #1. KSI’s “Holiday” sits one place behind and arrives ahead of his new album, All Over The Place, which is set to land on 7/16.

Eurovision winners Måneskin could secure a third U.K. Top 20 hit this week with their cover of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’ “Beggin” (RCA), which has risen 56 places to #17. The band’s “I Wanna Be Your Slave” is up one place to #6 this week.

Elsewhere, rising British singer Mimi Webb enjoys two midweek entries—“Good Without” (RCA) advances one place to #8, while “Dumb Love” is just outside the Top 20 at #21.