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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. CHARTS: LATHUMS LAND AT #1
10/1/21

British indie band The Lathums have 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’  “My Universe” claims the biggest single week of download sales this year.

With The Lathums’ success, British bands have ruled the #1 spot on the Official Albums Chart for 11 out of 39 weeks in 2021, according to BPI analysis. The return of guitar acts to the top of the charts has had an impact on bands breaking through: 2021 is on course to be the best year for new British groups in well over a decade, thanks to Top 10 albums from acts The Snuts, Wolf Alice, Shame, Pale Waves and Easy Life.

Public Service Broadcasting chart at #2 today with Bright Magic (PIAS), followed by Drake’s Certified Lover Boy (Island), which drops to #3.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart,  Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers” (Atlantic) holds at the top for a third week with 64k sales.

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