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U.K. CHARTS: DUA DRIVES TO #1

Dua Lipa has her debut #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart with Future Nostalgia (Warner Records). Over on singles, The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (Island) remains on top with its biggest sales week to date.

Future Nostalgia rose to #1 from #2 this week, finishing 7,000 combined sales ahead of Lewis Capaldi’s Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (Virgin EMI), which rebounds three places to #2.

The Weeknd’s After Hours is at #3, and Harry StylesFine Line (Columbia) rises five places to #4. Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Polydor) rounds out the Top 5, lifting three places.

At #10, Bill WithersThe Ultimate Collection (Sony) becomes his highest-ever charting album in the U.K. following his death last week at 81. 

Elsewhere, Thundercat’s It Is What It Is (Brainfeeder) opens at #23, and Wake Up Sunshine (Warner) by All Time Low debuts at #28.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart, “Blinding Lights” tallies a seventh week at the top on 80k combined chart sales, including 8.6m streams.

“Toosie Slide” (Island) by Drake debuts at #2 as his 19th U.K. Top 10 single.

Dua Lipa claims three Top 10 songs for a second week running with “Physical” at #4, “Don’t Start Now” at #5 and “Break My Heart” at #7. She’s only the second English woman ever to land three simultaneous Top 10 songs, the other being Dame Vera Lynn on the first ever Official Singles Chart in 1952.

“Death Bed (Coffee for Your Head)” (Columbia) by Powfu f/Beabadoobee reaches the Top 10 for the first time after climbing six places to #8.

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