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U.K. CHARTS: DOVES LAND AT #1

Doves have hit #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart with their first album in 11 years, The Universal Want (Virgin). Over on singles, “WAP” (Atlantic) has a third week at the top.

The Universal Want is Dove’s third chart-topping album following The Last Broadcast in 2002 and Some Cities in 2005. 

The posthumous debut from Pop SmokeShoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon (Republic/Polydor), continues to perform well on streaming, rising back up one place to #2 for its 11th week in the Top 10.

Two more new releases debut in this week’s Top 10: Manchester band Everything Everything claim their fourth Top 10 with Re-Animator (Infinity Industries) at #5; and Marilyn Manson’s We Are Chaos (Concord/Loma Vista) opens at #7.

The 16th album from The Flaming LipsAmerican Head (Bella Union), is new at #17 and further down, London singer-songwriter Roachford returns to the Top 40 for the first time in 23 years, opening at #31 with Twice In A Lifetime (BMG).

On the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart, Cardi B & Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” notched 60k sales, including 7.9m streams, this week to remain at #1. 

The track had fierce competition from 24kGoldn’s viral hit “Mood” f/Iann Dior (Black Butter), which sits just 1.3k sales behind at #2 today.

Paul Woolford earns his first U.K. Top 5 with Diplo collaboration, “Looking For Me” f/Kareen Lomax (Ministry of Sound), climbing three to #5, while Jason Derulo’s "Take You Dancing" (Atlantic) climbs two places to #9.

Up two at #12, Clean Bandit and Mabel edge closer to the Top 10 with “Tick Tock” f/24kGoldn (Atlantic), just ahead of the week’s highest new entry at #14, “Loose” by S1mbaf/KSI (Parlophone).

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