Quantcast
U.K. MIDWEEKS: BTS MAP A #1

BTS are heading for a second #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Charts with Map of the Soul: 7 (Big Hit) outselling its three competitors combined at the halfway point. Over on singles, The Weeknd has knocked Billie Eilish down to #2.

Map of the Soul: 7 is the best-selling album of the week so far on CD and download formats. It follows Map of the Soul: Persona, which hit the top of the U.K. charts last year.

At #2, Ozzy Osbourne’s Ordinary Man (Sony) is on course to become his highest-charting album as a solo artist; it is the best-seller on vinyl midweek. 

Stormzy’s Heavy is the Head (Atlantic/Merky) is set for a Top 5 return at #4 following its arrival on vinyl. Other new Top 10 entries include Grimes’ Miss Anthropocene (4AD) at #6, and Man Alive (XL) by King Krule at #7.

On the U.K’s Official Singles midweeks, The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (Island) has moved up one place to reclaim the #1 spot. Eilish’s Bond theme "No Time To Die" (Polydor) drops to #2.  

British producer Joel Corry has risen seven places to #7 with “Lonely” (Asylum), and BTS are set to claim this week’s highest new entry with “On” at #8. The Weeknd's new track, “After Hours,” starts at #17.

HITS LIST: SIGNS OF A
WHOLE NEW DEAL
The sounds of a brighter day to come? (1/15a)
RAINMAKERS:
STEVE COOPER
Turnaround specialist becomes a music man. (1/15a)
BIG CHANGES AT RCA: EDGE UPS PITTS TO PREZ, FLECK TO COO; RICCITELLI TO EXIT
Recalibrating for changing tastes. (1/15a)
DANGEROUS TIMES: A CONVERSATION WITH MORGAN WALLEN
As his song says, "Livin' the Dream." (1/14a)
ACADEMY AND DUGAN
DUE TO SETTLE?
A messy divorce nears its resolution. (1/15a)
RAINMAKERS
Bring your umbrella.
GRAMMYS: WHERE TO FROM HERE?
After the snubs, the show.
HOW TO FIND 11,780 VOTES
It's the way all the biggest mob bosses did it.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
When vaccination schedules and touring schedules meet.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)