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U.K. MIDWEEKS: FOOS FLY TO #1
2/9/21

Foo Fighters are set to claim their fifth U.K. #1 album with Medicine at Midnight (Columbia) currently outselling the rest of the Top 10 combined. Over on singles, Olivia Rodrigo’s “drivers license” (Polydor) is on course for a fifth week on top.

Elsewhere on the U.K.’s Official Albums midweeks, Fleet Foxes start at #2 with Shore (Anti) following its release on physical (after arriving digital-only in September 2020).

The debut from London experimental group Black Country, New Road, For The First Time (Ninja Tune), is also new at #3. The Weeknd’s greatest hits collection, The Highlights (Island), rounds out the Top 5 at #5.

The Staves are on course for their first U.K. Top 10 album with Good Woman (Atlantic) at #6, followed by Scottish group Deacon Blue’s Riding on the Tide of Love (Ear Music) at #7.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles midweeks, “drivers license” is 9,900 sales ahead of its closest rival, “Wellerman” (Polydor) by Nathan Evans, 220 Kid and Billen Ted.

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