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U.K. CHARTS: THE SHOW MUST GO ON

Justin Timberlake winds up at #2 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart with Man of the Woods (RCA) as The Greatest Showman soundtrack (Atlantic) spends a fifth week at the top with more than double the sales of its closest competitor. Over on singles, Rudimental, Jess Glynne and Macklemore’s “These Days” (Asylum) reaches a new peak at #2.

Drake has extended his #1 lead on the Official Singles Chart for a third week with “God’s Plan” (Island). The track has had 7.1m streams over the last seven days—the equivalent of 47k combined sales. “These Days” wins on downloads and awards Glynne a ninth U.K. Top 10 single and Rudimental and Macklemore a fourth. 

The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther soundtrack single “Pray For Me” (Island) is this week’s highest new entry at #15.

The rest of the Top 5 is made up of “Barking” (Polydor) by Ramz at #3, “IDGAF” (Warner Bros.) by Dua Lipa at #4 and “River” (Interscope) by Eminem f/Ed Sheeran at #5.

Elsewhere, Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble’s “This Is Me” jumps two places to #6, ahead of Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s “Finesse” (Atlantic) which rebounds two to #7. Portugal. The Man has cracked the Top 10 with “Feel It Still” (Atlantic) up four places to #9.

On the Official Albums Chart, Timberlake’s fifth studio album awards him his second U.K. #2 after three consecutive #1s. 

Two more new entries debut inside the Top 5: Simple Minds are #4 with 18th studio album, Walk Between The Worlds (BMG), and British rockers Don Broco have reached their highest U.K. chart position yet with third album, Technology (Sharptone), entering at #5. Meanwhile, Rae Morris is at #20 with her second set, Someone Out There (Atlantic).

 

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