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U.K. MIDWEEKS: CAPALDI VS. STORMZY

Lewis Capaldi and Stormzy are battling it out for the U.K.’s Official Albums #1 this week with just 400 combined sales between them at the halfway point. Over on singles, Justin Bieber has the highest new entry at #8.

Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (Virgin EMI) is #1, leading the way on physical sales; Stormzy’s Heavy Is The Head (Atlantic/Merky) is ahead on downloads and streaming.

The former chart-topper from Tom WalkerWhat A Time To Be Alive (Relentless), is up three to #7. The late Gene Pitney is on track for this week’s highest new albums entry with hits collection, Gold (Demon Music Group), at #17.

Kidz Bop Kids are on course to return to the Top 40 at #22 with Kidz Bop 2020, and Stereophonics’ 2019 chart-topping album, Kind (Parlophone), is set for a resurgence, up 15 places midweek to #29.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles midweeks, Stormzy, Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy remain at #1 with “Own It” (Atlantic/Merky). Bieber is on course for the highest new entry of the week with latest single “Yummy” (Virgin EMI) starting at #8.

Capaldi has three entries in the Top 20: new single “Before You Go” at #2, “Someone You Loved” at #6 and “Bruises” at #12. 

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PRIMARIES
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