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U.K. MIDWEEKS: ELLIE ARRIVES
7/20/20

Ellie Goulding’s fourth studio album, Brightest Blue (Polydor), is looking to become her third U.K. chart-topper on the Official Albums Chart. At singles, Joel Corry & MNEK’s “Head & Heart” is making a challenge for #1 on the mid-week chart.

Brightest Blue has registered the most CD and download sales of the past three days since its release Friday and is just shy of 3,000 chart sales ahead of Bob Dylan’s Rough and Rowdy Ways (Columbia), which rebounds 24 places to #2 following its vinyl release.

Rhino’s 40th anniversary edition of Joy Division’s Closer is #3, one slot ahead of The Chicks’ first album in 14 years Gaslighter (Columbia). Lianne La Havas’ self-titled third album (Warner) is #5.

Lancaster rock band Massive Wagons is driving toward their first Top 10 with fifth album House of Noise (Earache) at #7. The first album from Jarvis Cocker’s new project JARV IS …, Beyond the Pale (Rough Trade), is #8, and Boyzlife, the new group featuring former Westlife and Boyzone members Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy, sit at # 9 with Strings Attached (Last Man Music).

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