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GRAMMY CHEW: WHO COULD BE THIS YEAR’S BRANDI CARLILE?
Lenny and Simon speculate and salivate as the kreplach is served. (9/18a)
RIHANNA FOLLOWS PLATT TO SONY/ATV
Loyalty in action (9/17a)
TAYLOR SWIFT JOINS THE VOICE AS MEGA MENTOR
Tay knows how to pick her spots. (9/17a)
BEYONCÉ ROARS IN PRIME TIME
So does Bey. (9/16a)
AMAZON GOES HI-RES
Alexa, what does "16-bit/44.1kHz" mean? (9/17a)
MORE RAINMAKERS
The players who made it happen.
WHAT ABOUT THOSE LEAKS?
Even funnier in French.
RIHANNA'S ETA
And about $50m in funding.
THE BUNDLE BUNGLE
When will the rules change?
Blighty Beat
U.K. CHARTS: CHIEFS OPEN AT #3
8/2/19

Kaiser Chiefs have ended the week at #3 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart as Duck (Polydor) sits behind Ed Sheeran at #1 and Lewis Capaldi at #2. Over on singles, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s "Senorita" (Virgin EMI/Syco) has 62k combined chart sales to remain on top.

Sheeran's No.6 Collaborations Project (Atlantic) is #1 on albums for a third week on 41k combined chart sales. That number was made up of 19k physical sales and downloads and 22k streaming equivalents.

Sheeran has three times as many chart sales as his closest competitor, Capaldi's Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (Virgin EMI). Meanwhile, Kaiser Chief's Duck was the top seller in independent record shops.

NF has scored his first U.K. Top 10 album with The Search (Universal) at #7, while ska group The Dualers debut at #11 with Palm Trees and 80 Degrees (Sunbeat).

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