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U.K. CHARTS: POLYDOR SCORES TWICE

UMG U.K. label Polydor has scored a double win on the Official Albums and Singles charts this week with The 1975 and the team of Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande

The 1975 claim their fourth consecutive chart-topper today with Notes on a Conditional Form (Polydor/Dirty Hit) notching 34,000 combined sales. The majority is physical sales—71% of that 34,000 figure—and with 7,000 vinyl sales, Notes on a Conditional Form is the fastest-selling album on vinyl of 2020 so far.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart, Gaga & Grande’s “Rain on Me” racked up 70,000 chart sales to claim the #1 spot this week. It’s the biggest ever opening week streaming numbers by an all-female collaboration in the U.K., with 8.1m plays in seven days. It is also Gaga’s first single to debut at #1.

Back at albums, British rapper KSI settles for second place with his debut album, Dissimulation (BMG), which racked up 27k chart sales this week, 70% of which came from streams.

Elsewhere in this week’s Top 10, Gunna’s Wunna (Young Stoner Life/300) enters at #5 and Agust D, better known as Suga from BTS, lands at #7 with D-2 (Big Hit). The entry means he’s the first ever solo Korean artist to land a U.K. Top 10 album.

The fifth solo album from Charlatans frontman Tim BurgessI Love The New Sky (Bella Union), enters at #31 and Badly Drawn Boy’s Banana Skin Shoes (AWAL) lands at #34.

At Singles, S1mba f/DTG’s “Rover” (Parlophone) climbs to a new peak, up one at #3. Other new Top 20 peaks this week come from “Breaking Me” (Virgin) by Topic f/A7S at #11, “Flowers” (Warner) by Nathan Dawe f/Jaykae at #12, and 220 Kid & Gracey’s  “Don’t Need Love” (Polydor) at #17.

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