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U.K.'S BIGGEST SELLERS OF Q1

Dua Lipa claims the #1 position on the list of the best-selling albums of Q1 2021 in the U.K. with Olivia Rodrigo on top at singles. Celeste’s Not Your Muse was the only British album released this year to appear in the Top 10.

Lipa's Future Nostalgia (Warner Records) has logged 33 weeks in the Official Albums Top 10 since arriving just over a year ago, clocking 334k U.K. sales to date. That includes 69k this year, boosted by the release of its Moonlight Edition

In total, there are six (and a half, counting Fleetwood Mac) British releases in the albums Top 10; only Celeste’s debut, Not Your Muse (Polydor), was released this year. At #2, Foo Fighters’ Medicine at Midnight (Columbia) brings 2021’s total release tally up to two.

Universal counts five albums, Warner follows with three and Sony has two.

Rodrigo's “drivers license” (Polydor) is the U.K.’s biggest song of 2021 so far with 707k chart sales to date, including 84.2m streams. The singles Top 10 is slightly more current than the albums list:  Of the seven British-born releases, two arrived this year, and Rodrigo increases that count to three when including international tracks. The label’s tally is exactly the same as albums. 

Official Albums Chart Q1 2021 

Future NostalgiaDua Lipa (Warner Records)
Medicine at Midnight Foo Fighters (Columbia)
Fine Line Harry Styles (Columbia)
Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon Pop Smoke (Republic)
Greatest Hits Queen (EMI)
Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent Lewis Capaldi (EMI)
Evermore Taylor Swift (EMI)
50 Years—Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac (Rhino)
Divide Ed Sheeran (Asylum)
Not Your Muse. Celeste (Polydor)

Official Singles Chart 2021 - to end of Q1
“drivers license” Olivia Rodrigo (Polydor)
“Wellerman” Nathan Evans/220 Kid/Billen Ted (Polydor)
“Without You” Kid Laroi (RCA)
“The Business” Tiesto (Atlantic)
“Blinding Lights” The Weeknd (Island)
“Don’t Play” Anne-Marie/KSI/Digital Farm Animals (Asylum)
“Head & Heart” Joel Corry f/MNEK (Asylum/Perfect Havoc)
“Paradise” Meduza f/Dermot Kennedy (Island/The Cross Records)
“Get Out My Head” Shane Codd (Polydor)
“Sweet Melody” Little Mix (RCA)

 

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