YE JOLLY OLDE iTUNES U.K. CHARTS

The Various Artists trend continues in Britain, with collections taking up the first six slots as well as #10, sandwiching Sia, Hozier and Alabama Shakes. The latter, on Rough Trade over there, is one of two albums appearing in both the U.K. and U.S. Top 10s; the other is, of course, the Furious 7 ST. Of the comps—three apiece from Ministry of Sound and the NOW franchise—the most unexpected is Now That’s What I Call Running; we did not realize Brits worked out. But the allure of 66 hits for £11.99 likely extends to couch potatoes.

Singles-wise, both Clean Bandit and Major Lazer have new entries on the big board; Lazer’s super-catchy electro-pop tune “Lean On” is a Mad Decent U.K. release featuring Sony Music signee , a Danish singer/songwriter who sang with Iggy Azalea on SNL last October. Dunno about you, but we learned something today.

HITS LIST:
HOME RUN DERBY
Going yard (7/11a)
NEAR TRUTHS: A TOUR OF THE LANDSCAPE
I.B. will be your guide. (7/15a)
GRAMMY PRE-CHEW:
THREE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIG 4
On your Marks, get set, go. (7/8a)
ON THE COVER:
CHAPPELL ROAN
Half of Island's one-two punch (7/15a)
AUSTIN NEAL STICKS THE LANDING
These two are tight. (7/15a)
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.
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