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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: SWIFT SCORES EIGHTH #1
11/19/21

Taylor Swift has secured her eighth U.K. Official Albums #1 with Red (Taylor’s Version) (EMI) on 72k sales. Over on singles, Adele triumphs for a fifth week.

Red (Taylor’s Version) has overtaken Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR (Polydor) to claim the biggest sales week for a female artist this year. The set surpasses the first week sales of the original Red album, which debuted at #1 in November 2012 on 62k.

Swift now matches Kylie Minogue for solo artists with eight Official U.K. #1 albums; the only female artist to have more is Madonna with 12. Swift is also the first and only female artist to have eight U.K. #1 albums this century.

Little Mix finish at #4 with their greatest hits collection, Between Us (Columbia), and Rod Stewart’s The Tears of Hercules (East West/Rhino) is also new at #5.

Idles score their third Top 10 with Crawler (Partisan) at #6, followed closely by Damon Albarn’s The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows (Transgressive) at #7.

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