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THE VIEW FROM
HITS LIST
Time to get the hell outta Dodge. (7/23a)
TOP 25 DEBUTS, 2023 TO NOW
We're impressed but not surprised. (7/23a)
YOU'LL FORGIVE US IF WE'RE A LITTLE DISTRACTED RIGHT NOW.
Today feels different. (7/22a)
EMINEM'S STREAK AT #1: LET'S DO THE NUMBERS
He's a one-man dynasty. (7/22a)
NEAR TRUTHS: MIDYEAR MOMENTUM
The score at the half (7/19a)
THE GRAMMY SHORT LIST
Who's already a lock?
COUNTRY'S NEWEST DISRUPTOR
Three chords and some truth you may not be ready for.
AI IS ALREADY EATING YOUR LUNCH
The kids can tell the difference... for now.
INDIE DISTRIBUTION'S RISE TO GLORY
The discovery engine is revving higher.
Blighty Beat
THROUGH Q3, STYLES IS #1
10/7/22

Heading into the fourth quarter of 2022, Harry Styles has the biggest-selling album and single in the U.K. this year.

Harry’s House has shifted 370k sales since it arrived in May and no other album this year has sold more physical copies (117.6k). “As It Was” (Columbia) which spent 10 weeks at the top of the Official Singles Chart earlier this year, has sold over 1.3m chart units so far, driven by 149.6m streams.

Second place in singles at the end of Q3 is “Peru” (Island/YBNL Nation/Empire) by Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran with 122m streams. It’s one of three entries for Sheeran in the YTD Top 5: his “Bad Habits” (Atlantic) is #3 and “Shivers” is #5.

Cat Burns’ breakthrough hit “Go” (RCA/Since 93) takes fourth place.

In the singles Top 10, Sony and UMG count three entries apiece while Warner has two.

Sheeran is also #2 at albums with = registering 346k sales in 2022; Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR (Geffen) is #3. Two greatest hits collections complete the Top 5: The Weeknd’s Highlights (Republic/XO) at #4 and Between Us (RCA) by Little Mix at #5.

On the Top 10 albums list, UMG has five releases, Warner three and Sony two.

Official Singles Chart 2022 (through Q3)

  1. “As It Was” Harry Styles (Columbia)
  2. “Peru” Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran (Island/YBNL Nation/Empire)
  3. “Bad Habits” Ed Sheeran (Atlantic)
  4. “Go” Cat Burns (RCA/Since 93)
  5. “Shivers” Ed Sheeran (Atlantic)
  6. “Running Up That Hill” Kate Bush (Fish People)
  7. “Heat Waves” Glass Animals (Polydor)
  8. “Where Are You Now” Lost Frequencies/Calum Scott (Capitol/Insanity)
  9. “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” (Walt Disney)
  10. “Seventeen Going Under” Sam Fender (Polydor)

Official Albums Chart 2022 (through Q3)

  1. Harry’s House Harry Styles (Columbia)
  2. = Ed Sheeran (Atlantic)
  3. SOUR Olivia Rodrigo (Geffen)
  4. Highlights The Weeknd (Republic/XO)
  5. Between Us Little Mix (RCA)
  6. 50 Years - Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac (Rhino)
  7. Curtain Call - The Hits Eminem (Interscope)
  8. Divide Ed Sheeran (Atlantic)
  9. Greatest Hits Queen (EMI)
  10. Gold - Greatest Hits ABBA (Polydor)