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REPUBLIC UPS GOLDSTEIN, ROPPO TO CO-PRESIDENTS
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CHART FINAL:
THE BIGGEST BOW
OF THE YEAR
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THE BRITISH
ARE COMING
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PUTTING THE POP
IN POPCORN
Putting the audio into audio-visual. (11/29a)
CHESTNUTS
Roasting.
STOCKINGS
Stuffing.
PIPERS
Piping.
SANTA
Coming.
Blighty Beat
U.K. ALBUM DAY BOOSTS SALES
10/21/21

The BPI and Entertainment Retailers Association report that vinyl sales were up 34% on National Album Day  while CD sales rose 31%.

The fourth edition of NAD, which took place on 10/16, celebrated women in music. Best-selling albums released for the day included Kylie Minogue’s Fever (Parlophone)—reissued on white vinyl to mark its 20th anniversary—Amy Winehouse’s Black to Black (Island), and Garbage’s Garbage (BMG). All three sets made this week’s U.K. Official Chart midweek Top 40, joining a further three special reissues in the Top 200.

On the Official Vinyl midweek chart, Fever, Back to Black and Garbage all appear in the Top 10, alongside Dido’s reissue of No Angel (Arista). There are 16 NAD releases in the Top 40, including Mariah Carey’s Emotions (Columbia), Kirsty MacColl’s Tropical Brainstorm (V2 Music), Siouxsie and the BansheesTinderbox (Polydor) and Katie Melua’s Ultimate Collection (BMG).

The arrival of Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres (Parlophone) helped boost the 31% rise in CD sales, which were up 83% on the album’s arrival on Friday. National Album Day was supported by content on BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 2, among others.