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U.K. CHARTS: IT'S A FREAKY FRIDAY

Lil Dicky has scored a relatively fast rise to #1 in Blighty with “Freaky Friday” f/Chris Brown (Commission) climbing four spots to top the Official Singles Chart on 4.6m streams in the three weeks since release. Over on albums, The Weeknd is today’s highest new entry with My Dear Melancholy (Island) entering at #3.

“Freaky Friday” first charted at #16 and rose to #5 last week. It’s Dicky’s first U.K. #1—he hasn’t had much traction in Blighty before now—and Brown’s second.

The highest new singles entry this week is The Weeknd with “Call Out My Name” at #7, “Try Me” at #17 and “Wasted Times” at #18. He might have had even more tracks in the Top 40 if last year’s singles chart rules hadn’t come into play, which limit one artist to three entries in the Top 100 at any one time.

Midweek #1, “This is Me” by Keala Settle (Atlantic) from The Greatest Showman soundtrack, has slipped to #3, while “These Days” (Asylum) by Rudimental is down one spot to #2.

On the Official Albums Chart, The Greatest Showman is back on top for a 12th week after being released on vinyl. It had its third best sales week with 43k combined sales.

George Ezra is down to #2 with Staying at Tamara’s (Columbia). His debut album, Wanted on Voyage, is also back in the Top 10 at #10—making Ezra the only artist aside from Ed Sheeran to have achieved that in 2018.

The second highest new albums entry this week is The Vaccines at #4 with their fourth album and fourth Top 5, Combat Sports (Sony). Finally, Kacey Musgraves scores a U.K. best at #6 with Golden Hour (UMG).

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