UK charts

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Tom Jones, 80, becomes oldest man to top UK album chart
Welsh singer says he is ‘forever grateful’ for achievement but remains 12 years behind Vera Lynn’s all-time benchmark

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

30, Apr, 2021 @5:00 PM

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‘It’s currently 1991’: why old Top of the Pops reruns continue to enchant
Fifteen years after it was axed, the iconic show is drawing in nostalgia junkies by offering eclectic music, dodgy lip-syncing ... and lockdown escapism

Sirin Kale

30, Apr, 2021 @1:55 PM

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Taylor Swift smashes Beatles record with three UK No 1 albums in nine months
Songwriter’s remake of 2008’s Fearless amid industry dispute gives her the fastest run of successive No 1 albums ever

Laura Snapes

16, Apr, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Mogwai score first No 1 album after 25 years: 'It's totally surreal'
Scottish post-rockers reach top with 10th album As the Love Continues

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

26, Feb, 2021 @6:00 PM

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TikToker's sea shanty Wellerman reaches No 3 in UK charts
Scottish postal worker Nathan Evans scores hit amid viral shanty craze, while convent choral group Poor Clares of Arundel reach Top 5 of album chart

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

29, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Avast success! Sea shanty Wellerman sails into UK Top 40
TikTok craze sends 19th-century song about antipodean whalers into pop charts, with further success expected next week for Scottish postman Nathan Evans’s rendition

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Olivia Rodrigo: Disney star's No 1 debut single beats Ed Sheeran's record
A familiar sound and rumoured real-life relationship drama created a ‘perfect storm’ for the 17-year-old’s pop breakout

Laura Snapes

15, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Last Christmas by Wham! reaches No 1 for first time after 36 years
Festive favourite was kept off No 1 by Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? in 1984

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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LadBaby reach Christmas No 1 for third year in a row
YouTube stars and campaigners raise funds for food bank charity the Trussell Trust with Don’t Stop Me Eatin’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

25, Dec, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You reaches UK No 1 after 26 years
Festive favourite that reached No 2 in 1994 finally tops British chart, with Carey saying ‘we are keeping the Christmas spirit alive together despite how dismal the year’s been’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, Dec, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Mariah Carey v Wham! – who should finally get their festive No 1?
All I Want for Christmas Is You and Last Christmas have never topped the UK chart, but one is likely to finally triumph today. The Guardian’s music editors debate which deserves to win

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

11, Dec, 2020 @12:30 PM

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How did Bad Bunny become the world's biggest pop star?
The superb Puerto Rican vocalist is now the most streamed artist on Spotify globally, but has never had a UK hit – something he’s determined to change

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

04, Dec, 2020 @4:00 PM

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