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TOP 75 MANCHESTER MUSIC CHART
#Top50MCR
The 75 latest releases from the "Rock'n'Goal Capital of the World" listed in order of Spotify plays
Chart includes artists from Manchester, groups formed in Manchester, bands with Mancunian lead singers or key musicians, RNCM and Chetham's alumni, and includes bands with a strong Manchester connection.
 

~ Updated 13 Jan 2019 ~
Ariana Grande (4)up 1 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
k bye for now (swt live)
The first live album from Florida's Manchester Bee tattoo-wearing, first Honorary Citizen of Manchester serves up 32 tracks recorded during her Sweetener World Tour (23 Dec 2019)

   
Courteeners
(7)up 2 ~ Courteeners Listen

Better Man
Now released as a single, with acoustic versions on the B-side, the third track to be released from the forthcoming "More. Again. Forever." album by the Manchester stadium rockers (due 17th Jan 2020) (19 Dec 2019)
See them live at ALBERT HALL 15th & 16th Feb 2020
   
IAMDDB (8)up 3 ~ IAMDDB Listen
Kare Package
Manchester "urban jazz" star Diana Debrito ends 2019 with a new Christmas Day 3 track EP release. (25 Dec 2019)

See her live at MANCHESTER ACADEMY - 4th March 2020
   
K Don (9)up 4 ~ K Don Listen
Heart On The Line
The brilliant debut album from the South Manchester wave rapper. (19 Dec 2019)
 

   
Meekz (11)up 5 ~ Meekz Listen
6 Figures
The new single from the Manchester rapper. (26 Dec 2019)
 

   

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Bipolar Sunshine (New)up 6 ~ Bipolar Sunshine Listen
Brighter Days (Atmozfears Remix)
The 2018 single from Dutch EDM producer San Holo featuring Chorlton's L.A. based former Kid British frontman, Adio Marchant, gets a remix from Tim van de Stadt, a.k.a. Atmozfears (10 Jan)
 

   
Jonathan Ogden (New)up 7 ~ Morrissey Listen
Bobby, Don't You Think They Know?
The first track to be released from the controversial former Smiths frontman's new "I Am Not a Dog on a Chain" album (due 20th March), featuring Motown legend Thelma Houston. (10 Jan 2020)
 

   
glue70 (23)up 8 ~ glue70 Listen
What You Want
The mellow jazz-driven Manchester electronica producer contributes a new track to the "lo-fi_house.zip" compilation album (27 Dec 2019)
 

   
DRS

(16)up 9 ~ DRS Listen

Everyday Is Stolen
Manchester's in demand soulful vocalist Delroy Pottinger features on the new single from East Anglia drum & bass act The Vanguard Project. (20 Dec)

   
Aitch (27)up 10 ~ Aitch Listen
French Kisses (MJ Cole Remix)
MJ Cole remixes the UK no.35 single from the New Moston favourite with Croydon rapper ZieZie. (3 Jan 2020)
 
   

 
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Discotron (24)up 11 ~ Brodsky Quartet Listen
Beethoven: Late String Quartets
The latest in a series of "late quartets" performed by the string quartet formed by students at the Royal Northern College of Music in 1972 - they took their name from the great Russian violinist who was such an inspiration to musical life in Manchester in the early 20th century. Their new Chandos release covers some of the last works that Beethoven completed, including String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, "Serioso", String Quartet No. 13 in B-Flat Major, Große Fuge, String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132 "Heiliger Dankgesang", and String Quartet No. 16 in F Major. (3 Jan 2020)
 

   
Bou (20)up 12 ~ Bou & Mark XTC Listen
Breathe
The new single from Manchester Drum & Bass DJ, Amine Bou with Manchester College Audio Technology lecturer and former Hacienda DJ Mark XTC (20 Dec)

   
Dutta (22)up 13 ~ Dutta Listen
Marky Goes to Manchester
London based Brazilian DJ Marky joins forces with the upcoming Manchester DNB star for this two track single from Souped Up (25 Dec)

   
Laura White (31)up 14 ~ Laura White Listen
Let Me Take You There (KC Lights Remix)
KC Lights provides the latest remix of the Manchester dance singer's contribution to Las Vegas producer Max Styler's August single. (3 Jan 2020)

 
   
Pale Waves (New)up 15 ~ Pale Waves Listen
SkindeepSkyhighHeartwide
Pale Waves singer Heather Baron-Gracie's vocals dominate this beautifully haunting collaboration with Lawrence Rothman for the soundtrack of "The Turning" (released on 24th Jan). (10 Jan 2020)
 See them supporting HALSEY at MANCHESTER ARENA ~ 12th Mar
 See them live at WARRINGTON ~ 23rd May
   

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BBC Philhramonic (28)up 16 ~ BBC Philharmonic Listen
Saint-Saëns - Piano Concertos No's 3 & 5
The Salford Quays orchestra join forces with French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie and former Halle conductor Edward Gardner for the second of their two volumes of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns complete piano concertos with Nos. 3 and 5 (the Egyptian), alongside Allegro appassionato and the Rhapsodie d'Auvergne. (3 Jan)

 
   
The Unthanks (34)up 17 ~ The Unthanks Listen
Worzel Gummidge
The Tyne & Wear folk band built around sisters Rachel Unthank and her sister, Manchester Metropolitan University graduate, Becky - a key figure in the live folk music scene in the city - release their soundtrack for Mackenzie Crook’s BBC reboot of "Worzel Gummidge", having previously provided two songs to his sitcom "Detectorists". (28 Dec 2019)

   
Everything Everything (35)up 18 ~ Everything Everything Listen
Live with the No.6 Orchestra
The Manchester art rockers release the live recording of their concert at alone at Portmerion's Festival No.6 in 2018. (3 Jan 2020)
See them live with FOALS: CASTLEFIELD BOWL - 1st July 2020

   
Larkins (33)up 19 ~ Larkins Listen
Flood
Yet another brilliant new single from the Glossop four piece sees 80s synths, and hair metal-inspired guitars with Baywatchesque drums that has seen them compared to The 1975 and Blossoms. (27 Dec 2019)

 See them live at MANCHESTER ACADEMY ~ 25th April 2019
   
Whyte Horses (40) up 20 ~ Whyte Horses Listen
Tocyn
The Super Furry Animals Gruff Rhys teams up with the Mancunian dreamy psych-pop band from Finders Keepers records boss Dom Thomas for the second track to be taken from their forthcoming "Hard Times" album (due 17th Jan 2020). (30 Dec)

 See them live at RNCM ~ 18th Jan 2020
   

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Jonathan Ogden (New)up 21 ~ Jonathan Ogden Listen
22:00 / 23:00 / 24:00
The seventh superb EP from the Mancunian Rivers & Robots frontman's amazing "Twenty Four Beat Tape". (10 Jan 2020)
 

   
Sharda
(38)up 22 ~ Sharda Listen

Peace & Love (Conducta Remix)
The Manchester based drum & bass DJ from Leicester sees his May single remixed by Bristol producer Conducta on the new "Juiced Kiwi Remixes" album (25 Dec)
 

   
Jonathan Ogden (42)up 23 ~ Jonathan Ogden Listen
19:00 / 20:00 / 21:00
The sixth EP from the Mancunian Rivers & Robots frontman's amazing "Twenty Four Beat Tape". (3 Jan 2020)
 

   
Frameworks (New)up 24 ~ Frameworks Listen
Unknown (Frameworks Remix)
Acclaimed Manchester downtempo and instrumental hip-hop producer, Matt Brewer, produces a brillinat instrumental remix of this single from jackLNDN. (10 Jan)
 

   
Audio Jacker (73)up 25 ~ Man Like Paddy & Ralph The Sage Listen
Brown Liquor
The debut single from 22 year old Manchester Youtube channel "creator" with help from Edona and Ralph The Sage. (27 Dec 2019)
 

   

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Sharda
(44)up 26 ~ Sharda Listen

Shapes (Oh Will) (Sharda Remix)
The Manchester based drum & bass DJ from Leicester remixes the single from Sammy Virji on the new "Juiced Kiwi Remixes" album (25 Dec)
 

   
Finley Quaye (45)up 27 ~ Finley Quaye Listen
Everything To Me / Coasting / Bamako (Demo)
The controversial Manchester-raised, Reddish living reggae star, who seems to have fallen a long way since being crowned 1998 BRIT Awards Best Male Solo Artist, releases three new tracks over Christmas. (23 / 25 / 27 Dec 2019)

 
   
Tyler Daley (43)up 28 ~ Mennis Listen
Low Lif£
Tyler Daley, [K S R], Dyno, Kee & Zay all provide vocals to the new 7 track EP from the Manchester M21 grime artist. (24 Dec)
 

   
Laura White (New)up 29 ~ Laura White Listen
Let Me Take You There (Sondr Remix)
London production duo Sondr provide the latest remixes of Las Vegas producer Max Styler's August single featuring the Manchester dance singer . (10 Jan)

 
   
Audio Jacker (49)up 30 ~ Discotron & Audio Jacker Listen
Disco Booty
The 480th funky but formulatic release from the same Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Audio Jacker, Disko Junkie, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Jack Le Funk, Serial Thrilla, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label. (3 Jan)
 

   

 
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Prima (New)up 31 ~ Prima Listen
Don't Let Go
The new single from brilliant soulful Mancunian bass music singer sees her join forces with 20 years old Staffordshire Drum & Bass producer Subsonic. (10 Jan)
 

   
Kathryn Stott (51)up 32 ~ Kathryn Stott Listen
Schumann, Brahms, Sonatas & Songs
The Classical chart topping Nelson born, Manchester living Chethams School Of Music and RNCM piano teacher, releases a new collaboration of sonatas written for cello and piano by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann with leading Swiss celloist Christian Poltera. (3 Jan)

 
   
Kathleen Ferrier (50) up 33 ~ Kathleen Ferrier Listen
Kathleen Ferrier in New York
In her 41 short years, the Blackburn contralto singer and pianist - who made her first recording at BBC Radio in Manchester in 1930 - acquired an iconic status which remains potent to this day, as she rose in the space of four years from performing church halls in Lancashire to the greatest opera houses including these remastered historic performances of Mahler and Bach during her triumphant visits to the Carnegie Hall in 1948 and 1950, pre-dating the often-reissued 1952 recording by four years. (3 Jan 2009)

 
   
TCTS (New)up 34 ~ TCTS Listen
Not Ready For Love (Sam Girling Remix)
Sam Girling provides two remixes to the October single from Mancunian electronica DJ Sam O'Neill featuring Los Angeles singer Maya B (10 Jan)

 
   
Nat James (New)up 35 ~ Narrow Margin Listen
Kids Don't Dance
The anthemic new single from the punk-infused Hyde indie 5 piece. (10 Jan)

 See them supporting THE K's at o2 RITZ ~ 25th Jan
 See them live at THE BREAD SHED ~ 27th March 2020
   
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Attollo (63)up 36 ~ Dolphin Centre Listen
Theme Music
The fantastic new single from the Mancunian reggae indused indie outfit. (3 Jan)

   
Mab Schola (New)up 37 ~ Mab Schola Listen
That Ish
The debut single from UK based Berlin hip hop artist Maxi Zee, featuring Mancunian rapper Mabvuto Saidi. (10 Jan)

 
   
William Walton (53)up 38 ~ William Walton Listen
Cinema Classics: Henry V
A new release featuring nine tracks from the 1959 recording of the legendary Oldham composer's film score with the Philharmonia Orchestra & Sir Lawrence Olivier. Somehow it omits the most famous track, "Touch Her Soft Lips and Part" (27 Dec 2019)
 

   
Attollo (54)up 39 ~ 5&Dime Listen
Say It Right (Nothin' at All)
The latest upbeat dance single from Lee Monteverde's act once more collaborating with Left of the Boom & Emilia, a cover of the Nelly Furtado hit. (3 Jan)

   
Lore (New)up 40 ~ Soular Order Listen
Decade
Manchester music producer John Maynard produces an ambient New Year's Eve track to see in the start of a new decade (31 Dec 2019)
 

   

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Trigga (New)up 41 ~ Trigga Listen
Paper
The new single from the Manchester rapper sees him join forces with dubstep and drum'n'bass producer Abstackt Sonance. (6 Jan)

 
   
Dyno (New)up 42 ~ DYNO Listen
Hoods Hottest
"Manny Moss Side Nigga" rapper delivers the latest "Hood's Hottest" episode which has seen him compared to Bugzy Malone. (2 Jan)
 

   
Kid Machine (New)up 43 ~ Kid Machine Listen
Back In Flight
The incredible retro 80's movie soundtrack inspired new single from Mancunian electro synth producer Mark Wilkinson. Also features a remix from Italian DJ Alessandro Parisi. (10 Jan)
 

   
Solardo (55)up 44 ~ Solardo Listen
The Spot (Best of December 2019)
Manchester superstar house DJs Mark Richards and James Eliot release their latest radio show mix of their favourite tracks of December, featuring Huddersfield's DEL-30 and more. (27 Dec 2019)

   
Chi Prophecy (56)up 45 ~ Tantzz Listen
Glory
The Manchester rapper lays down his latest single. (3 Jan)
 

   

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Def Robot (New)up 46 ~ Infinite Potato & Eric Cantona Listen
Sardines & Sea
The Manchester lo-fi producer samples King Erique's famous quote from 1995. (22 Dec)
 

   
Bing Satellites (New)up 47 ~ Bing Satellites Listen
In The Mysterious Distance (Ethereal Ephemera)
Another 44 minute long track from prolific Mancunian ambient instrumentalist Brin Coleman, who also records under the aliases The Lovely Moon, Ghost Harmonics, Blocker, Ambient Visitor and Theta Wave Orchestra, whilst also performing keyboard in the Manchester based Daniel Land & The Modern Painters. (5 Jan)

 
   
DJ Mac Real (60) up 48 ~ DJ Mac Real Listen
Diamond Day
The prolific Mancunian underground DJ releases a New Year's Day single with three remixes. (1 Jan 2020)

 
   
Dirty Laces (61)up 49 ~ Dirty Laces Listen
Dirty Laces (Live at Gorilla)
A new live recording of the Gorilla concert from the hard rocking Mancunian indie five piece. (1 Jan)
 
   
Audio Jacker (62)up 50 ~ Serial Thrilla Listen
Fallin' Down
The 479th funky but formulatic release from the same Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Audio Jacker, Disko Junkie, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Jack Le Funk, Serial Thrilla, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label. (27 Dec 2019)
 

   

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Audio Jacker (New)up 51 ~ Boogie Freaks Listen
Inside My Heart
The 481st soulful but formulatic weekly release from the same Stockport producer behind Discotron, Daft Funk, Weekend Players, Audio Jacker, Disko Junkie, Boogie Freaks, Martello, Jack Le Funk, Serial Thrilla, Giorgio Rodgers, Soul Power, Hype The Phunk, Phunk Rokerz, and countless other aliases on his Tasty Recordings label. (10 Jan)
 

   
Nat James (New)up 52 ~ Nat James Listen
Wait
The new single from the Manchester rapper sees him join forces with London producer Mansa again. (10 Jan)

 
   
Jan Johnston (64)up 53 ~ Tony Sullivan Listen
Banjo Greengrass
The incredible new album from influential Manchester Irish banjo enthusiast, author and composer who won the The All Ireland and the All Britain banjo championships in 1976. He opened his own banjo shop in Macclesfield in 1983, introducing his own range of banjo models, with the track "The McElsfield Rant" making the playlist (1 Jan)
 

   
Wez (65)up 54 ~ Crepta Listen
Breakfast
The new single from the Manchester rapper. (1 Jan)

 
   
Callow Youth (68)up 55 ~ Callow Youth Listen
Red Leather (Disco Dave's Extended Remix)
The September single from the young Manchester five piece gets a Christmas Day remix (25 Dec 2019)

   

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Jan Johnston (67)up 56 ~ Jan Johnston Listen
Read My Lips
The Salford trance queen joins forces with Australian production duo Emaar for this new single (3 Jan)
 

   
Chi Prophecy (New)up 57 ~ Kyza Listen
#Labsessions - [S1:E15]
The Manchester rapper records the 15th Lab Sessions track (in December) at the brand new Lab51 recording studio on Devonshire Street. (8 Jan 2020)
 

   
Sylo (New)up 58 ~ Sylo Listen
#Labsessions - [S1:E18]
The Manchester rapper records the 18th Lab Sessions track at the brand new Lab51 recording studio on Devonshire Street. (8 Jan 2020)
 

   
H1Up (New)up 59 ~ H1up Listen
H1 U to the Up
The new single from the Manchester rapper. (10 Jan)

 
   
Def Robot (69)up 60 ~ Def Robot Listen
Snowflake
A Christmas single from the ridiculously prolific Manchester rock duo. (24 Dec 2019)
 

   
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Def Robot (New)up 61 ~ Def Robot Listen
Boris Johnson's Holiday
The ridiculously prolific Manchester rock duo get all political with this catchy punk ditty. (5 Jan 2020)
 

   
Def Robot (New)up 62 ~ Def Robot Listen
You Will Not Be Discovered
Suprisingly ONLY the first album in 2020 (their seventh in 12 months) by the ridiculously prolific Manchester rock duo. (10 Jan)
 

   
Lady Ice (New)up 63 ~ Lady Ice Listen
Spaceship
The Mancunian urban soulstress and former X Factor contestant features on the new single from London rapper Diamz. (1 Jan)
 

   
Mullin (New)up 64 ~ Mullin Listen
#Labsessions - [S1:E7]
The Manchester rapper records the 7th Lab Sessions track (in November) at the brand new Lab51 recording studio on Devonshire Street. (8 Jan 2020)
 

   
Sir Real (New)up 65 ~ Sir Real Listen
#Labsessions - [S1:E6]
The Manchester rapper records the 6th Lab Sessions track (in November) at the brand new Lab51 recording studio on Devonshire Street. (8 Jan 2020)
 

   

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Audio Jacker (71)up 66 ~ Martin Kaye Listen
Odd Socks
The latest album from the Cheadle entertainer, pianist and songwriter who is better known for his performances as Jerry Lee Lewis in the hit Broadway show "Million Dollar Quartet." A whimsical journey through his life's musical adventures, it Includes covers, comedy and a recording of the viral song "Greater Manchester" which he wrote in 2010 whilst homesick performing on a cruise ship". (23 Dec 2019)
 

   
Illerstate (72)up 67 ~ Illerstate Listen
F With This
The new single from the Langley Estate's three piece hip hop collective. (3 Jan)

 
   
Mab Schola (New)up 68 ~ Ronin OTB Listen
Sound
The debut 6 track EP from the Manchester electonic producer (31 Dec)

 
   
Sir Real (New)up 69 ~ Sniper Listen
#Labsessions - [S1:E5]
The Manchester grime artist delivers the 5th Lab Sessions track (in November) at the brand new Lab51 recording studio on Devonshire Street. (8 Jan 2020)
 

   
Big Diamond (New) up 70 ~ Big Diamond Listen
Dance With Me
The Manchester rapper teams up with once more with Madrid singers Oscar Meyer and Essence. (5 Jan)

 
   

 
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Dane (70)down 71 ~ Dane Listen
Where U Been?
The Manchester artist and videographer releases his latest soulful R&B single taken from his forthcoming project"Hotel Atlas". (22 Dec)
 

   
Sir Real (New)up 72 ~ Chi MD Listen
#Labsessions - [S1:E16]
Manchester reggae vocalist Carl Lee Bates delivers the 16th Lab Sessions track (in November) at the brand new Lab51 recording studio on Devonshire Street. (8 Jan 2020)
 

   
Sir Real (New)up 73 ~ Fr3x Listen
#Labsessions - [S1:E17]
The Manchester rapper records the 17th Lab Sessions track at the brand new Lab51 recording studio on Devonshire Street. (8 Jan 2020)
 

   
Broomhead

(New)up 74 ~ Broomhead & Claire Jordan Listen

Broke My Heart
The beautiful new single from the Manchester 5 piece alt-rockers with brilliant Manchester folkie Claire Jordan. (10 Jan)
 

   
Chi Prophecy (74)down 75 ~ Chi Prophecy Listen
You Get Me Through
The Manchester rapper delivers his latest single featuring Nottingham band Shadows Like Strangers. (22 Dec)
 

   

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OTHER RELEASES IN THE UK CHARTS
Manchester artists currently in the Official UK charts
Chart includes artists from Manchester, groups formed in Manchester, bands with Mancunian lead singers or key musicians, RNCM and Chetham's alumni, and includes bands with a strong Manchester connection.
 

Aitch (Albums) up 1 ~ Aitch Listen
Pop Boy
The chart-topping New Moston rapper appears on this track on this week's new UK no.1 album from fellow United fan Stormzy streamed 4.5 millions times. (13 Dec 2019)
 See STORMZY live: MANCHESTER ARENA - 17th Sep 2020
   
Russell Watson (Classical) - 2 ~ Russell Watson Listen
Back In Harmony
The follow up to the UK no.8 (no.2 in Classical Charts) album from the popular Salford tenor with Aled Jones entered the UK album charts that one space higher (this week no,77) and topped the Classical Charts (this week no,2). An album of their favourite standards and arias. (1 Nov)

 See RUSSELL WATSON live at BRIDGEWATER HALL - 23rd Oct 2020
 See ALED JONES live at MANCHESTER MONASTERY - 19th Oct 2020
   
Harry Styles (Albums) down 4 ~ Harry Styles Listen
Fine Line
Entering the UK charts at no.3 (currently no.4), this is the second album from Holmes Chapel's One Direction star, who has come a long way from Manchester band White Eskimo. Winning 5 Star reviews across the board, it includes the hit singles "Lights Up" (UK no.3), "Adore You" (no.7), "Watermelon Sugar" (UK no.17), and "Falling" (UK no.39). (13 Dec)

 See him live: MANCHESTER ARENA - 25th Apr 2020
   
Stephen Hough (Classical)up 5 ~ Stephen Hough
Brahms - The Final Piano Pieces
A collection of exquisite Brahmsian miniatures from the classical pianist from Thelwall, who studied at Chetham's School of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music (where he is now the International Chair of Piano Studies). Currently only available on CD. (3 Jan 2020)
 

   
Robbie Williams (Albums)down 6 ~ Robbie Williams Listen
It Takes Two
The "Knutsford City Limits" Stoke pop legend, who found fame with Manchester boy band Take That, joins Rod Stewart and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on this live version of his 1990 hit with Tina Turner, a cover of the Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston song. Taken from Rod's incredible new UK chart-topping album with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, "You're In My Heart" (the song which namechecks his beloved Manchester United and Celtic), the track is also included on Robbie's "The Christmas Present" album, released on the same day. (22 Nov 2019)
 See ROBBIE WILLIAMS live in STOKE-ON-TRENT - 20th June 2020
   
Tom Walker (Albums)up 8 ~ Tom Walker Listen
What A Time To Be Alive
The incredible debut album from the Brit Award winning Chelford vocalist surprisingly entered the UK charts at no.1, beating Bryan Adams and Ariana Grande. Absolutely brilliant stuff, featuring duets with Zara Larsson and Rudimental, (1 Mar 2019)

 See him live at NIGHT & DAY CAFE - 13th Feb & WARRINGTON 24th May
   
Harry Styles (Singles)down 9 ~ Harry Styles Listen
Adore You
Reaching UK no.7, with 102 million Spotify streams, the third single taken from the new "Fine Line" album (released 13th Dec) by Holmes Chapel's One Direction star. (6 Dec 2019)

See him live: MANCHESTER ARENA ~ 25th April 2020
   
Liam Gallagher (Albums) - 19 ~ Liam Gallagher Listen
Why Me? Why Not?
The former Oasis frontman goes straight into the UK charts at no.1 with his second solo album, only to be knocked off the top spot by his idols, The Beatles (20 Sep 2019)

See him live at HEATON PARK - 12th June 2020
   
Christy Moore (Irish)down 19 ~ Christy Moore Listen
Magic Nights
50 years after his debut album, the legendary Irish folk star who started his career in Manchester, way back in 1966 whilst living in Moss Side, Didsbury, Cheetham Hill, Crumpsall, Bury and Rochdale, releases this new 26 track live album and 50 track box set featuring many newly-recorded versions of live favourites. Reached no.2 in Ireland (22 Nov)
 
   
Russell Watson (Classical)down 24 ~ Russell Watson Listen
In Harmony
Still riding high in the UK Classical Charts, the popular Salford tenor unites with Aled Jones reached no.8 in the UK album charts (no.2 in Classical Charts) with this collection of well-loved hymns, arias, and popular songs, including “Bright Horizons”, which was specifically composed for them by Sir Karl Jenkins. The medley “Where Have All The Flowers Gone/Here’s To The Heroes”, is a timely tribute to the centenary of the end of the First World War and the 70th anniversary of the NHS. (9 Nov)

 See RUSSELL WATSON live at BRIDGEWATER HALL - 23rd Oct 2020
 See ALED JONES live at MANCHESTER MONASTERY - 19th Oct 2020
   
Harry Styles (Singles)down 29 ~ Harry Styles Listen
Watermelon Sugar
Reaching UK no.17 - with over 123 million Spotify streams in barely a month - Holmes Chapel's One Direction star delivers the second single from his second album, "Fine Line". (17 Nov)

 See him live: MANCHESTER ARENA - 25th Apr 2020
   
Harry Styles (Singles)down 32 ~ Harry Styles Listen
Lights Up
A re-entry for the UK no.3 hit single - with over 193 million Spotify streams - Holmes Chapel's One Direction star's first single from his second album. (11 Oct 2019)

See him live: MANCHESTER ARENA ~ 25th April 2020
   
Ariana Grande (Albums) - 37 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
thank u, next
The new album from Florida's Manchester Bee tattoo-wearing, first Honorary Citizen of Manchester - now the most popular artist in the world on Spotify - topped the UK charts for three weeks before being displaced by Manchester's Tom Walker. After announcing she will headline Manchester Pride, she has confirmed plans for another "special concert" in the city. (8 Feb 2019)

   
Riton (Singles)up 39 ~ Riton Listen
Turn Me On
Sampling the Yazoo classic hit "Don't Go" and First Choice's "Dr. Love", Geordie DJ Henry Smithson - who started his career in Manchester with Mark Rae's Grand Central label in 2001 whilst working at the Fat City Records shop - delivers his biggest chart hit to date, scoring 62 million streams and reaching UK no.12, with the help of superstar DJ Oliver Heldens and London dance vocalist Vula. (13 Sep)

See him live at ALBERT HALL - 7th March 2020
   
Tom Walker (Singles)down 42 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Better Half of Me
October's acoustic single from the chart-topping Brit Award winning Chelford vocalist reaches its highest UK Singles Chart position, with 19 million Spotify streams, (4 Oct 2019)

 See him live at NIGHT & DAY CAFE - 13th Feb & WARRINGTON 24th May
   
Oasis
(Albums)up 43 ~ Oasis Listen

Time Flies 1994 - 2009
The 331st week in the charts for the Gallagher brother's chart-topping "greatest hits" collection, which includes previous non-album tracks "Whatever" and "Lord Don't Slow Me Down". (14 Jun 2010)
See LIAM GALLAGHER live at HEATON PARK - 12th June 2020
   
Oasis (Albums)up 55 ~ Oasis Listen
What's The Story Morning Glory
The 418th week in the charts for the Gallagher brother's chart-topping second album, their most commercially successful release selling over 22 million copies so far. It includes hits "Some Might Say", "Roll with It", "Morning Glory", ""Don't Look Back in Anger", "Champagne Supernova" and the 740 million streamed "Wonderwall", the most popular song by a Manchester artist on Spotify (2 Oct 1995)
See LIAM GALLAGHER live at HEATON PARK - 12th June 2020

   
Shotty Horroh (Albums)up 56 ~ Shotty Horroh Listen
Treehouse
Following their 2016 collab on "Sermon", Manchester competitive battle rapper Adam Rooney teams up once more with James Arthur for this track from the 2012 X Factor winner's new album, "You", which goes straight into the UK charts at no.1 and enjoys 22.5 million Spotify streams. (18 Oct 2019)
 See him live in BIRMINGHAM ~ 27th March 2020
 See JAMES ARTHUR live at MANCHESTER ARENA ~ 14th March 2020

   
Ariana Grande (Singles)down 60 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
Good As Hell (Remix)
Florida's Manchester Bee tattoo-wearing, first Honorary Citizen of Manchester, appears on this remix of Lizzo's UK no.7 single, with 101 million Spotify streams (25 Oct 2019)

   
Aitch (Singles)down 76 ~ Aitch Listen
French Kisses
After the Croydon rapper appeared on the Manchester rapper's UK no.8 hit single "Buss Down", the New Moston favourite returns the favour on the new single from ZieZie, enjoying 5.5 million streams and reaching no.35 in the UK charts. (22 Nov 2019)
 
   
Oasis (Albums)down 76 ~ Oasis Listen
Definitely Maybe
The 340th week in the charts for the Burnage band's 8 million selling chart-topping debut album. It includes hits "Supersonic" , "Shakermaker" , "Live Forever" , "Cigarettes & Alcohol" and "Rock 'N' Roll Star". (29 Aug 1994)
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Aitch (Singles) down 88 ~ Aitch Listen
Buss Down
The Manchester rapper reaches UK no.8 with this single featuring ZieZie, enjoying almost 25 million streams. (1 Sep 2019)
 
   
Ariana Grande (Albums)down 92 ~ Ariana Grande Listen
Sweetener
The first album from the first Honorary Citizen of Manchester, since the Manchester Arena attack, topped the charts in the UK and more than 18 other countries around the world and includes the Manchester tribute "No Tears Left To Cry", alongside Top 10 singles "God Is A Woman" and "Breathin'" amongst other charting tracks. (21 Aug 2018)
 

   
Tom Walker (Singles)down 94 ~ Tom Walker Listen
Just You and I
The UK no.3 studio re-recording of 2017's acoustic single from the mega popular Macclesfield vocalist spends a year in the charts with 151 million Spotify streams, (11 Jan 2019)

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Aitch (Singles)down 96 ~ Aitch Listen
Strike A Pose
Reaching no.9 in the UK charts, with over 55 million Spotify streams, the mega-popular New Moston grime artist joins forces with Nottingham duo (and fellow Man United fan) Young T & Bugsey (6 June 2019)

 
   
   
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