Just eight albums released in 2017 have held their grip on the Top 20 for at least 10 weeks, Music Week analysis has revealed.
While three debut artists – Rag’N’Bone Man, Stormzy and Dua Lipa – are among those who managed the feat, the lack of enduring hit albums has intensified the focus on the album format in the streaming age.
“There’s a challenge out there now because of the way people consume music,” David Hawkes, MD of Universal Music ...
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