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MIDYEAR VINYL TOP 50
The world is turning at 33 RPM. (7/23a)
PAUL GETS BACK
Hit series doesn't let us down. (7/23a)
HITS LIST IN GLORIOUS
BLACK-AND-WHITE
The inner circle of Outer Limits (7/23a)
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. CHARTS: TAYLOR SCORES FIFTH #1
7/31/20

Taylor Swift has scored her fifth #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart with Folklore (Virgin) on 37k sales. Over on singles, “Head & Heart” (Asylum) by Joel Corry and MNEK remains on top for a second week on 76k sales.

With Folklore, Swift joins Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion as the only female artists to score five or more U.K. #1 albums. Streaming represented 67% of Folklore’s week one totals with 33% downloads. It’s the biggest week of album downloads this year, surpassing the opening week of Eminem’s Music To Be Murdered By.

Elsewhere, Ronan Keating’s 11th studio album, Twenty Twenty (Decca) is new at #2 and Welsh pop-punk band Neck Deep debut at #4 with All Distortions Are Intentional (Hopeless).

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