U.K. CHARTS: CAPALDI NAILS SECOND #1

J Hus has surged ahead of Pet Shop Boys to claim this week’s U.K. Official Albums #1 with Big Conspiracy (Black Butter) on 24k combined chart sales. Over on singles, Lewis Capaldi has his second #1.

J Hus won the race on streaming, which count for 96% of his second album’s sales. Pet Shop Boys settle for third place with Hotspot (X2), as last week’s chart-topper, Music to be Murdered by (Polydor) by Eminem, claims second.

British rapper M Huncho has the third highest new entry at #5 with his mixtape, Huncholini The 1st (Island).

Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? (Polydor) lifts three places to #7 after cleaning up at the Grammys, and The Dave Clark Five retrospective, All The Hits (BMG), lands at #10.

Scottish rock group Twin Atlantic narrowly miss out on a Top 10 debut for their fifth album, Power (Virgin EMI), ending the week at #11.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart, Capaldi’s “Before You Go” (Virgin EMI) rises four places to #1 on 66k combined sales, 13k of which were physical.

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (Island) rises two to #2, and Billie Eilish returns to the Top 10 with “Everything I Wanted” rising three places to #8.

J Hus has three songs in the Top 40: “Play Play” f/Burna Boy at #11; “Big Conspiracy” f/iceè tgm at #19; and “Repeat” f/Koffee at #21.

Finally, in celebration or commiseration of Brexit day, remainer anthem “Ode To Joy” (Polydor)—Andre Rieu's version of Beethoven’s classic with the Johann Strauss Orchestra—secures the most downloads of the week at #30. A similar campaign was launched for a pro-Brexit song, Dominic Frisby's self-released “17 Million F**k Offs,” but the track missed the Top 40, stalling at #43.

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