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BATTLE OF THE
HITS LIST STARS
Celebrity faceoff (6/24a)
CHART FINAL: DRAKE'S DANCE VICTORY
Drizzy's fox trot (6/24a)
SOULFUL NOIR
Today's quiet storm (6/24a)
COOPER PLANS TO DEPART WMG IN '23
See ya later, alligator. (6/23a)
NEAR TRUTHS: FROM THE MOUNTAINTOPS
I.B. Bad surveys the landscape. (6/22a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
Blighty Beat
U.K. MIDWEEKS: OLIVIA'S BACK AT #1
8/23/21

Olivia Rodrigo is heading for a fifth non-consecutive week on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart with SOUR (Polydor) following its release on vinyl. Over on singles, Ed Sheeran has two songs in the Top 3.

SOUR is leading on physical copies and streams at the halfway point. Close behind is Lorde’s  Solar Power (EMI) at #2, which leads on downloads.

Jake Bugg’s fifth set, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning (RCA), starts at #3, followed by Brentford MCs Kurupt FM with their first (ironically titled) album, The Greatest Hits (Part I) (Polydor), at #4. The album is released alongside their new feature film, People Just Do Nothing: Big In JapanVillagers’ Fever Dreams (Domino) rounds out the midweek Top 5 at #5.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles midweeks, Sheeran’s “Visiting Hours” (Atlantic) is new at #3 while his “Bad Habits” remains #1; The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” (RCA) is #2.

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