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U.K. BEST-SELLERS FOR THE FIRST HALF

New releases from Dua LipaJoel Corry, Eminem and J Hus are in the Top 10s of the best-selling singles and albums in the U.K. for the first half of 2020. Warner has the most entries on the singles chart while Universal wins with albums.

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (Island) is the #1 selling single with 1.46m sales, while Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (EMI) is top of albums on 304,000 sales so far this year. 

With Tones & I, Lipa, Roddy RicchStormzy/Ed Sheeran/Burna Boy, and Corry, Warner counts five entries on singles. British DJ/producer Corry has the biggest new release of the year so far with “Lonely” (Atlantic) at #10, which is the second single to have arrived in 2020 on the list alongside Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” (Warner Records). Universal has three entries in singles with The Weeknd and Lewis Capaldi while Sony counts two with SAINt JHN and Doja Cat

Universal has five albums in the Top 10—Capaldi, Billie Eilish, Eminem, Elton John and Queen — the last two of which are among a number of greatest hits albums to have seen a sales resurgence as the British public returns to classic favorites in lockdown.

Warner has three albums on the list with Stormzy, Sheeran and Lipa, while Sony has two with Harry Styles and J Hus. There are three 2020 releases in the albums Top 10 from Eminem, Lipa and J Hus. 

All in all, five U.K. releases make the singles best-sellers while six British artists feature in the albums list. 

Official Singles Chart 2020 H1

  1. “Blinding Lights” The Weeknd (Island) 
  2. “Dance Monkey” Tones & I (Parlophone)
  3. “Roses” SAINt JHN (HITCO/Ministry of Sound) 
  4. “Don’t Start Now” Dua Lipa (Warner Records) 
  5. “Before You Go” Lewis Capaldi (EMI)
  6. “The Box” Roddy Ricch (Atlantic)
  7. “Own It” Stormzy/Ed Sheeran/Burna Boy (Atlantic) 
  8. “Someone You Loved” Lewis Capaldi (EMI) 
  9. “Say So” Doja Cat (Ministry of Sound) 
  10. “Lonely” Joel Corry (Atlantic) 

Official Albums Chart 2020 H1 

  1. Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent Lewis Capaldi (Virgin EMI)
  2. Heavy is the Head Stormzy (Atlantic) 
  3. When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? Billie Eilish (Polydor)
  4. Fine Line Harry Styles (Columbia)
  5. No.6 Collaborations Project Ed Sheeran (Atlantic)
  6. Music to be Murdered by Eminem (Polydor)
  7. Future NostalgiaDua Lipa (Warner Records)
  8. DiamondsElton John (EMI) 
  9. Greatest Hits Queen (Universal) 
  10. Big ConspiracyJ Hus (Black Butter) 

 

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