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MERCURY ORBITS AJR
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Blighty Beat
U.K. CHARTS: AT 25, MOGWAI HITS #1
2/26/21

After their first nine albums reached the Top 40, Mogwai scores their first #1 with their 10th studio record As The Love Continues (Rock Action). At singles, Lil Tjay & 6LACK dial into the Top 3.

Mogwai finishes the week 2,900 chart sales ahead of Conflict Of Interest (Warner) from British rapper Ghetts, who tooled around central London in a tank this week to draw attention to his third album.

As The Love Continues was this week’s best-seller on vinyl and the top seller in UK independent record shops. Mogwai’s #1 comes 25 years after the release of their first single.

The deluxe edition of Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia (Warner) was the most-streamed album of the week, pushing it up to #3. Another expanded collection, Ariana Grande’s Positions (Island) rebounded 28 places to #5.

At singles,Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” (Polydor) has now parked at #1 for seven weeks, holding off Lil Tjay & 6LACK’s “Calling My Phone” (Columbia/Interscope) at #2 and Nathan Evans f/220 Kid and Billen Ted’s “Wellerman” (Polydor) remix at #3.

“Drivers License” now holds the longest run at #1 since Tones & I’s “Dance Monkey” spent 11 weeks atop the chart between October and December 2019.

Tiesto scores his third Top 5 single with “The Business” (Atlantic) at #4 and Riton & Nightcrawlers f/Mufasa & Hypeman’s “Friday” (Ministry of Sound) is up three to #7.

The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” (XO/Republic) is up two places to #11, one slot ahead of “Latest Trends” by EMI’s A1 & J1. The week’s highest new entry is Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan’s “Let’s Go Home Together” (Major Toms/Asylum) at #28.