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U.K. CHARTS: LIFE GETS BETTER

Drake has improved two places since Monday to end the week at #2 on the U.K. Official Albums Chart with 63k combined sales of More Life (Island) in Blighty as “Passion Fruit” boasts this week’s highest new entry at Official Singles. Drizzy has a total of 12 songs in the Top 40 with Giggs collab “KMT” reaching #9.

Ed Sheeran is holding on to the top albums spot for a third week as ÷ (Atlantic) shifts 206k over the last seven days (physical 67%, downloads 13% and streaming equivalent sales 20%), bringing its combined tally to 1.18m. 

Dame Vera Lynn has indeed beaten her own record as the oldest living artist to reach the Top 10 with 100 (Decca) a new entry at #3. The set features orchestral reinterpretations of classics with special guests including Alfie BoeAlexander Armstrong and Aled Jones.

Rag’n’Bone Man is down to #4 with Human (Columbia), while Depeche Mode end the week at #5 with Spirit (Columbia). Swedish star Zara Larsson has charted at #7 with her debut, So Good (Black Butter).

Over at singles, Sheeran is #1, #2 and #3 with “Shape of You,” “Galway Girl” and “Castle on the Hill,” while The Chainsmokers and Coldplay are behind Drake at #5 with “Something Just Like This” (RCA). Martin Jensen’s “Solo Dance” (3beat) climbs to #8 from #12; Anne-Marie gets her first Top 10 as a headline artist as “Ciao Adios” (Atlantic) leaps #20 to #10; and Zedd & Alessia Cara’s “Stay” (Interscope) shifts to #12 from #23.

 

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