Quantcast
U.K. MIDWEEKS: ARCTIC MONKEYS SET FOR SIXTH #1

Arctic Monkeys have sold 66k combined copies of sixth studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino (Domino), at the midway point, setting it up to become the band’s sixth U.K. Official Albums #1. Over on Singles, Childish Gambino is up eight places to #6 at midweek.

Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino is currently outselling the entire U.K. Top 20 combined, with 67% of its sales physical. The record is the British band’s first new music since the release of AM in 2013, which has risen 29 places to #11. Fans are also delving into the band’s deeper catalog—debut Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not is up 30 positions to #20 and sophomore release, Favourite Worst Nightmare, has scaled 71 places to #40.

Charlie Puth is set for the second highest new albums entry this week with Voicenotes (Atlantic) starting at #3.

Outside of the Top 5, roots guitarist Ry Cooder is at #8 with The Prodigal Son (Caroline), while dream-pop duo Beach House are chasing their first Top 10 with seventh album, 7 (Bella Union), at #9.

On the Official Singles Chart, Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris are set for a fifth week at #1 with “One Kiss” (Columbia/Warner Bros.). Ariana Grande is back up one place to #2 with “No Tears Left to Cry” (Island).

After entering at #14 last week with “This is America” (Columbia), Childish Gambino has risen into the Top 10 at #6. Shawn Mendes is another high riser with “In My Blood” (Virgin EMI) up 14 places to #7 after the release of its acoustic version.

Arctic Monkeys also have three new tracks in the Top 20: “Four Out of Five” at #12, “Star Treatment” at #13 and “One Point Perspective” at #17.

Finally, Rita Ora starts at #18 with “Girls” f/Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX (Atlantic).

 

 

ARETHA FRANKLIN,
1942-2018
The Queen of Soul is with her Lord. (8/17a)
THE WORLD SAYS FAREWELL TO ARETHA
The outpouring has been overwhelming. (8/17a)
STREAMING SONGS:
A LA "MODE"
That is totally sicko. (8/17a)
ARIANA PAYS TRIBUTE TO ARETHA
Two generations of natural women (8/17a)
FLIPPING THE DEMAND FOR HIP-HOP FASHION INTO ALBUM SALES
Merch has become an important tool in boosting sales. (8/17a)
HITS' 32ND ANNIVERSARY ISSUE
Or as it's known in the trade-publishing world, Doorstop 2.0.
THE A&R EXECS
That stands for Artists and Repertoire, in case you were wondering.
PIZZA AND MARKETSHARE
I'm winning this one.
THE BOILER ROOM
It's the new tape room.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)