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U.K. MIDWEEKS: MCKENNA ZEROS IN ON THE STONES

Declan McKenna is battling it out with The Rolling Stones on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart with his second album, Zeros (Columbia), currently leading the way. Over on singles, “WAP” (Atlantic) looks set for another week at #1.

The Rolling Stones are #2 at the midweek stage with the expanded edition of 1973’s Goats Head Soup (Polydor). Hurts are heading for their first Top 10 album in seven years with Faith (Lento) starting at #5, followed by Billy Ocean’s One World (Sony) at #6.

Versions of the Truth (Snapper Music) from prog rockers The Pineapple Thief are #14, while 6ix9ine’s TattleTales (Create Music Group) enters at #23. At #25, Big Sean’s Detroit 2 (UMG) is the most-streamed new release of the week.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles midweeks, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are on course for a second week at the top with “WAP.”

“Lighter” by Nathan Dawe f/KSI (Atlantic) could reach a new peak position Friday, currently up one place to #2. “Mood” by 24kgoldn f/Iann Dior (Black Butter) is also up one place to #3.

Three songs are on track to hit the U.K. Top 10 for the first time:  Paul Woolford and Diplo’s collaboration featuring Kareen Lomax, “Looking For Me” (Ministry of Sound), is up five places to #7; Jason Derulo’s “Take You Dancing” (Atlantic) is up seven to #8; and Miley Cyrus’ “Midnight Sky” (RCA) is also up seven to #10.

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