Universal Music UK label Virgin EMI has just made UK chart history.
The label has become the first to have nine singles from multiple artists in the Top 20 of the Official Singles Chart at the same time.
Among them are five British artists, Lewis Capaldi (pictured), Hardy Caprio, Russ + Tion Wayne and the Chvrches in their collaboration with US electronic artist Marshmello.
Lewis Capaldi also currently has the biggest-selling single of the year with Someone You Loved.
The Official Singes Chart for the week ending May 10 has Virgin EMI representing five singles in the Top 10 and nine in the Top 20, a feat not achieved by any other label in the UK.
Atlantic Records had 16 singles in the Top 20 on w/c March 3, 2017, but these were all from the same artist, Ed Sheeran, and prompted a change of chart rules from the Official Chart Company thereafter.
“We’re delighted that Virgin EMI is able to help such a wide variety of acts, both global superstars and fresh homegrown talent achieve chart success.”
Ted Cockle, Virgin EMI President, said: We’re delighted that Virgin EMI is able to help such a wide variety of acts, both global superstars and fresh homegrown talent achieve chart success.
“All this at a time when we’re gearing up to the release of the Lewis Capaldi album which looks set to bring some serious colour and laughter to the UK charts this coming summer.”