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U.K. CHARTS: BRUCE SETS NEW RECORD

Bruce Springsteen has scored his 12th #1 on the U.K. Official Albums Chart with Letter to You (Columbia), becoming the first solo artist to have a #1 album in five consecutive decades. Over on singles, Ariana Grande has the top spot with “positions” (Island).

Letter to You outsold the rest of the Top 5 combined and is the fastest-selling title of 2020 so far, with 51,800 units sold, 95% of which were physical product and downloads. Springsteen has now topped the album chart in the 1980s, ‘90s, 2000s, ‘10s and ‘20s.

Gorillaz’ Song Machine, Season One: Strange Times (Parlophone) is new at #2, followed by Nothing but Thieves, who have the most-streamed release of the week, Moral Panic (EMI), at #3.

Blossoms score their second Top 5 album this year with lockdown covers project In Isolation (EMI), at #5.

Faithless’ first album in 10 years, All Blessed (BMG), enters at #6, Joe Bonamassa’s Royal Tea (J&R Adventures) debuts at #7 and Russell Watson’s anniversary album, 20 (UMG), comes in at #10.

Harry StylesFine Line (Columbia) flies up nine places to #9 following the release of the album’s latest single, “Golden.”

On the singles list, “position” earns Grande her seventh U.K. #1 with 61,000 in sales, including 7.6m streams. Internet Money f/Don Toliver, Gunna and Nav’s “Lemonade” (10K Projects) drops to #2, and KSI is new at #3 with “Really Love” f/Craig David and Digital Farm Animals (BMG).

Wes Nelson and Hardy Caprio’s “See Nobody” (EMI) is up two places to #4, and Little Mix is new at #8 with “Sweet Melody” (RCA).

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