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U.K. CHARTS: POLYDOR DOUBLES UP
5/29/20

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.

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