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U.K. CHARTS: QUEEN RECLAIMS CROWN

Queen + Adam Lambert have landed at #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart with Live Around the World (EMI). Over on singles, 24kGldn’s Mood (Black Butter) claims a third week at the top.

Queen scored the most CD and download sales of the week, scoring a 10th #1 album in the U.K. and their first in nearly 25 years, while Lambert enjoys his first. The band are now level with EminemMichael JacksonRod Stewart and U2 with 10 #1s apiece.

Blackpink’s The Album (Polydor) climbed up the chart fast this week, ending at #2 after a midweek peak of #6, claiming the best-selling cassette album with 5,700 copies sold in the format. 

Oasis charts at #3 with the vinyl reissue of (What’s The Story?) Morning Glory (Big Brother), and Britain’s Got Talent judge turned solo artist Amanda Holden claims the U.K.’s highest-charting debut album of 2020 by a British female with Songs From My Heart (Universal) at #4.

A further four new entries enter this week’s Top 10: Bon Jovi’s 2020 (EMI) is  #5, Melanie C charts at #8 with her self-titled eighth studio album, Roger Waters’ live album Us + Them (Sony Music CG) enters at #9, and Savage Mode II (Sony) from 21 Savage & Metro Boomin arrives at #10.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart, “Mood” racked up 6.5m streams to finish 10,000 sales ahead of “WAP” (Atlantic) by Cardi B f/Megan Thee Stallion at #2.

“Lemonade” (10K Projects) by Internet Money f/GunnaDon Toliver and Nav was streamed 4.7m times in the U.K. this week to reach a new peak at #3.

D-Block Europe and Manchester rapper Aitch claim the highest new entry with the self-released “UFO” at #11, while Shawn Mendes’ “Wonder” (EMI) starts at #21.

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