Quantcast
U.K. MIDWEEKS: MIGHT KASABIAN BUMP ED FROM #1?

Kasabian’s sixth studio album For Crying Out Loud (Columbia) is more than 20k combined sales ahead of today’s #2, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Atlantic). Unless the tables turn, the band will have their fifth consecutive #1 by Friday and Sheeran's nine-week consecutive stint will come to an end.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart, the Justin Bieber-featured version of “Despacito” (Polydor) by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee is heading to #1 in its fourth charting week, while Niall Horan enters at #12 with “Slow Hands” (Virgin EMI). 

“Despacito” is currently 1.3k combined sales ahead of last week’s chart-topper, “I’m The One” (Black Butter/Def Jam), by DJ Khaled. Should the former maintain its midweek lead, “Despacito” will be the first foreign language single to hit #1 in Blighty since Psy’s “Gangnam Style” (Island) in 2012.

Lower down, “Symphony” by Clean Bandit f/Zara Larsson (Atlantic) is #3 and Ed Sheeran is #4 with “Shape of You” (Atlantic). Shawn Mendes climbs two places to #5 with “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” (Virgin EMI).

The second highest new entry is Blondie with 11th album Pollinator (BMG) at #4. The last time the band reached Top 10 in the U.K. was in 1999 with seventh album No Exit.

Rag’n’Bone Man is still #3 with Human (Columbia), while Gorillaz are down to #5 with Humanz (Parlophone). Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds best-of collection Lovely Creatures (BMG) is new at #6.

 

KING COLE STREAMS TO GLORY
It's huge. (4/23a)
BUNNY IN HEAT
Corson to greatness. (4/23a)
CHINA'S STREAMING GIANT EYES AN IPO
How do you say "megabucks" in Mandarin? (4/23a)
EU PROBES APPLE, SHAZAM DEAL
Regulators will point their phones at the evidence. (4/23a)
SIMPLE MINDS PLOT RETURN TO U.S.
Now all's right with the world again. (4/23a)
BEHIND THE CURTAIN
Meet your Academy.
NEW & DEVELOPING ARTISTS SPECIAL
They're young, they're happening and we've got 'em.
PIZZA PLACEMENT
Songs by the slice.
A.I. AND OUR FUTURE
Planning for Skynet.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)