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U.K. CHARTS: BRUCE RULES
10/30/20

Bruce Springsteen has scored his 12th #1 on the U.K. Official Albums Chart with Letter to You (Columbia) becoming the first credited 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 claims the fastest-selling title of 2020 so far with 51,800 sales, 95% of which were physical and download. Springsteen has now topped the album chart in the 1980s, ‘90s, 2000s, ‘10s and ‘20s.

Gorillaz’s 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 claim 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 singles, “position” awards Grande her seventh U.K. #1 with 61,000 sales, including 7.6m streams.

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