UK charts

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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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All I want for Christmas is normality: festive hits chart earlier than ever
Sales and streams of Christmas classics are up by 50% on last year as listeners turn to Mariah, Wham! and Shakin’ Stevens to combat pandemic blues

Laura Snapes

18, Nov, 2020 @5:17 PM

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Kylie Minogue becomes first woman to top album chart across five decades
No 1 for 15th album Disco continues a run started in 1988, while Shirley Bassey returns to the Top 5, becoming the first woman with Top 40 albums across seven consecutive decades

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

13, Nov, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Cliff Richard becomes first artist to reach UK Top 5 across eight decades
Music ... The Air That I Breathe reaches No 3 this week – 61 years after the singer’s first chart album

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Nov, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Fleetwood Mac's Dreams breaks streaming records after viral TikTok video
Soft rock hit streams 8.47m times last week in the US and returns to UK charts after Idaho labourer Nathan Apodaca’s skateboarding video

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Oct, 2020 @8:26 AM

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