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U.K. CHARTS: HARRY'S HOT HOUSE
5/27/22

Harry Styles Harry’s House is the hottest property on the U.K.’s Official Charts. The Columbia superstar’s third album is the fastest-selling record of 2022, the top vinyl seller of the week and home to the week’s Top 3 singles.  

It's the biggest first week of album sales since Adele’s 30 (Columbia).

Harry’s House, Styles’ second U.K. #1, doubles his previous personal best by tallying more than 113k chart sales. His debut, Harry Styles, which is #29 this week,  managed just under 57k chart sales in its first week; his second album, Fine Line, which registered 49k, is #8 on this week’s Official Albums Chart.

On the vinyl list, Harry’s House outsold the rest of the Vinyl Top 40 combined. 

Meanwhile at singles, Styles’ “As It Was” becomes the longest-running #1 of the year, topping the chart for the eighth consecutive week on 80k chart sales, its most successful week on the chart since its first. It was streamed 8.9m times, putting it ahead of his “Late Night Talking” at #2 and “Music For A Sushi Restaurant” at #3.

He’s the first artist of 2022 to land a chart double—#1 at albums and singles. Ed SheeranAdele and Olivia Rodrigo did it last year.

Back at albums, Everything Everything secures their third Top 5 with Raw Data Feel (Infinity Industries) at #4. The debut from U.K. trap wave rapper M HunchoChasing Euphoria (Island), drops in at #5, and the 2011 Greatest Hits collection (Around the World/Island) from the recently reunited N-Dubz rises 28 slots to a new peak of #10. (N-Dubz’ comeback single, “Charmer” (Xploded), enters at #32).

xPropaganda’s debut collective album The Heart is Strange (ZTT) is #11 and the special 40th anniversary edition of The Clash’s  Combat Rock  (Sony Music CG) calls in at #20.  

On the singles chart,  Tion Wayne & La Roux are up eight to #8 with “IFTK” (GDS/Atlantic), and Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran’s “Bam Bam” (Epic) returns to the Top 10 at #9.

David GuettaBecky Hill and Ella Henderson’s “Crazy What Love Can Do” (Warner) hits a new peak of #14, George Ezra’s “Green Green Grass” (Columbia) is up eight to a personal best of #16, and LattoMariah Carey and DJ Khaled’s remix of “Big Energy” (Streamcut/RCA) hits #21.