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U.K. MIDWEEKS: CAPALDI GOES GOLD

Richard Hawley, Skepta and Susan Boyle are the highest new entries on today’s U.K. Official Album midweeks as Lewis Capaldi sails toward a third week at #1 after earning gold status. Over on singles, there are nine new tracks in the Top 40.

At the halfway stage, Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (Virgin EMI) remains on top after being certified gold last week, with 129k combined sales to date.

Hawley is on course to claim the highest new entry with Further (BMG) set to be his highest charting album.

Skepta is close behind at #3 with his fifth effort, Ignorance is Bliss (Boy Better Know), followed by Susan Boyle with her 10th anniversary compilation,Ten (Syco), at #4.

An album of unreleased and rare recordings of the late Rory Gallagher, Blues (UMC), is on course to land at #9. Chase & Status could collect their fourth Top 10 record with Rtrn II Jungle (Virgin EMI) currently at #10.

Miley Cyrus’s new EP, She Is Coming (RCA), starts at #15, and British rock band Yonaka could land in the Top 20 with their debut, Don’t Wait Til Tomorrow (Atlantic), at #19.

On the Official Singles midweeks, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber look set for a fourth week at #1 with “I Don’t Care” (Atlantic).

Katy Perry is the highest new entry with “Never Really Over” (Virgin EMI) starting at #11.

Skepta’s J Hus collaboration “What Do You Mean” is at #14, while his previous single “Greaze Mode” rebounds back into the Top 40 at #18, and “Bullet From a Gun” rises 39 places to #29.

London rapper MoStack is on course for his highest entry as a lead artist with "Shine Girl" f/Stormzy (Virgin EMI) at #15 and Capaldi’s “Bruises” (Virgin EMI) is also new at #17.

Cyrus’s “Mother’s Daughter,”  lands at #34 with Cheryl’s latest single “Let You” (3beat) sits at #36 and Cardi B’s “Press” (Warner) starts at #37. Finally, Mark Ronson and Camila Cabello’s “Find U Again” (Columbia) is new at #39.

 

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