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SPENCER-SMITH LANDS WITH AG MANAGEMENT, WCM (UPDATE)
New manager, pub deal (6/28a)
BIZ RESPONDS TO ROE V. WADE DECISION (UPDATE)
Artists and companies unite. (6/27a)
PERFORMERS SPEAK OUT AT GLASTO
Singers voice their dismay over the Supreme Court's latest decision. (6/28a)
BST HYDE PARK: BIGGER THAN EVER
England swings. (6/28a)
BIG RED'S BIG POP RUN (UPDATE)
Nine in the Top 40 (6/27a)
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. CHARTS: 3RD #1 FOR BLOSSOMS
5/6/22

Blossoms have scored their third U.K. #1 album as Ribbon Around the Bomb (Virgin EMI) edges out Future’s  album I Never Liked You (Freebandz/Epic). The rapper lands a single inn the Top 10 behid Harry Styles, whose “As It Was” (Columbia) hits five weeks at #1.

The Stockport group’s effort is also #1 on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart, as physical formats accounted for 90% of its total sales.

Future has registered a career-best #2 with his ninth studio album I Never Liked You; it’s his third U.K. Top 10 album. Rammstein’s eighth studio album Zeit (Virgin/Capitol) follows at #3. Dopamine (Thunder/BMG), the 14th studio album from Thunder, is #5.

Elsewhere in the Top 10, Bloc Party’s first record in six years, Alpha Games secures #7 and The Weeknd’s Dawn FM (XO) rises 33 places to #9 following its vinyl release. Reef’s sixth studio album, Shoot Me Your Ace (Raging Sea), lands at #20, their highest chart position in 22 years.

On the Official Singles Chart, Styles’ “As It Was” holds onto the top slot, racking up 7m streams.

Future f/Drake and Tems’ “Wait for U” heads straight into the Top 10 at #8. It’s his second U.K. Top 10 single to date.

Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” (Atlantic) rises 52 places to #15 in its third week, becoming her fifth U.K. Top 40 single. Ed Sheeran’s “2Step” (Atlantic) hits a new peak of #12 as does Latto’s “Big Energy” (Streamcut) at #28.

Warner’s Benson Boone secures his first Official Singles Chart entry with “In the Stars” at #21.