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HITS LIST SLIPS
INTO SUMMER
Fire up the grill. (5/27a)
TOP 50: SWIFT'S STREAK GROWS; BILLIE'S BIGGEST BOW YET
Ladies' choice (5/24a)
A PRE-SUMMER PHOTO GALLERY
Each worth a thousand words (5/27a)
DOJ FILES ANTITRUST LAWSUIT AGAINST LIVE NATION
A game of Monopoly on Capitol Hill (5/24a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
HOWDY, PARTNER
Redrawing the Mason-Dixon Line (5/24a)
THE NEW UMG
Gosh, we hope there are more press releases.
TIKTOK BANNED!
Unless the Senate manages to make this whole thing go away, that is.
THE NEW HUGE COUNTRY ACT
No, not that one.
TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN PLAYLIST
Now 100% unlicensed!
Blighty Beat
U.K. CHARTS: BEY BREAKS RECORDS
4/5/24

Beyoncé is the first Black artist to take a country album to #1 in the U.K. and has the first country Official Chart double with “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM” topping singles.

COWBOY CARTER (Columbia/Parkwood) topped the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart on 40k sales this week. Over on singles, “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM” logs a fifth non-consecutive week at the top, tallying 5.5m streams over the last seven days. It’s one of three tracks from the album in today’s Top 10: “Jolene” follows at #8 and “II Most Wanted” with Miley Cyrus is #9.

Elsewhere on albums, GUTS (Geffen) by Olivia Rodrigo lifts one to #2 following the release of its GUTS (spilled) edition.

Oxford rock band Ride are #8 with their seventh record, Interplay (Wichita Recordings). Sum 41’s final set, Heaven :x: Hell (Rise Records), is their highest-charting album in eight years, landing at #26.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart, “Too Sweet” (Island) by Hozier jumps four to a new peak at #4.

DJ Artemas has his first U.K. Top 10 single with “i like the way you kiss me” (Parlophone) rising seven to #6. Irish DJ duo NewEra rise into the Top 20 with “Birds in the Sky” (Warner Records) at #20.