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MIDYEAR VINYL TOP 50
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PAUL GETS BACK
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HITS LIST IN GLORIOUS
BLACK-AND-WHITE
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THE HITS INTERVIEW WITH JAY MARCIANO
AEG chief's shares his packed 2022 calendar. (7/21a)
2021 MIDYEAR MARKETSHARE
The winner and still champ (7/22a)
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS
From tender shoots to mighty oaks.
MARKETSHARE MANIA
Let's do the numbers.
DELTA VARIANT
It is not the name of a Henry Miller novel.
IS IT TIME FOR ANOTHER ROCK STORY?
Could be. Dunno.
Blighty Beat
U.K. BEST-SELLERS H1 2020
7/6/20

New releases from Dua Lipa, Joel 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.

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; Warner has three while Sony has two.

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 Nostalgia Dua Lipa (Warner Records)
  8. Diamonds Elton John (EMI)
  9. Greatest Hits Queen (Universal)
  10. Big Conspiracy J Hus (Black Butter)