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U.K. CHARTS: A HAT TRICK FOR GOULDING

Ellie Goulding has her third #1 on the Official Albums Chart while Joel Corry has secured his first #1 at singles. Goulding’s Brightest Blue (Polydor) follows her debut, 2010’s Lights, and 2014’s Halcyon in topping the chart.

Four more new releases land inside this week’s Top 10. The Chicks’ first album in 14 years, Gaslighter (Columbia), is their highest-charting album ever in the U.K., entering at #5. A 40th anniversary reissue of Joy Division’s Closer (Rhino) opens at #6 followed by  Lianne La Havas’ self-titled Warner collection at #7, and Massive Wagons’ House of Noise (Earache) at #9. After being released on vinyl, Bob Dylan’s former chart-topper Rough And Rowdy Ways (Columbia) rebounds 12 places to #4.

Beyond the Pale from Jarvis Cocker’s new project JARV IS… (Rough Trade) opens at 11; Brian McFadden & Keith Duffy’s first album as duo BoyzlifeStrings Attached (Last Man Music), is #12.

At singles, Joel Corry f/MNEK’s summer dance anthem “Head & Heart” (Asylum) racked up 68,000 chart sales this week, including 7.5m streams, to dethrone three-week chart-topper “Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)” by RCA’s Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo, which drops to #2. “Head & Heart” is both artists’ first #1 though Corry has had three Top 10 singles and MNEK four.

Columbia’s Harry Styles earns his third Top 5 with “Watermelon Sugar,” up one place to #5, and DJ Khaled has the highest new entry of the week, the Drake-assisted “Greece” (OVO/We The Best/Epic) at #8. Their “Popstar” opens at #11. Drake is also featured on Headie One’s” Only You Freestyle” (OVO/Relentless), which comes in at #9 after dropping on Monday.

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