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REPUBLIC UPS GOLDSTEIN, ROPPO TO CO-PRESIDENTS
Team Lipman doubles up. (11/26a)
CHART FINAL:
THE BIGGEST BOW
OF THE YEAR
Big numbers for "30." (11/29a)
COUNTRY GRAMMYS' ROOTS ARE SHOWING
Deck the Grammys with boughs of Holly. (11/24a)
THE BRITISH
ARE COMING
Rolling out our U.K. Special print issue (11/24a)
PUTTING THE POP
IN POPCORN
Putting the audio into audio-visual. (11/29a)
TURKEY
Basting.
STUFFING
Stuffing.
YAMS
Candying.
PUMPKIN PIE
Stuffing (in face).
Blighty Beat
U.K. MIDWEEKS: LATHUMS IN THE LEAD
9/27/21

British indie band The Lathums look set to hit #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart with their debut set, How Beautiful Life Can Be (Island). Over on singles, Coldplay and BTS are challenging Ed Sheeran for the top spot.

The Lathums are 3.7k sales ahead of their closest rival at the halfway stage, which is Public Service Broadcasting with Bright Magic (PIAS) at #2.

Natalie Imbruglia is eyeing her first Top 10 in 14 years as Firebird (BMG) is currently #4, while Angels & AirwavesLifeforms (Rise Records) starts at #7.

Just outside the Top 10 are Sleep Token’s This Place Will Become Your Tomb (Universal) at #11, and The Clash’s 1977 self-titled debut (Sony) at #12. The third album from London artist Nao, And Then Life Was Beautiful (Sony), is on track for a Top 20 debut at #16.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles midweeks, the new Coldplay and BTS single, “My Universe” (Parlophone), is just 1k sales behind current chart leader, Sheeran's “Shivers” (Asylum).

“Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Chocolate City Music) by Nigerian artist CKay looks set to hold in the Top 10, currently at #9, while Sheeran’s “Visiting Hours” is up five places to #16.

Becky Hill and Topic’s “My Heart Goes (La Di Da)” (Polydor) is on track to climb for a fifth consecutive week, up three places to #17.