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U.K. CHARTS: BACK TO BACK WINS
6/4/21

Olivia Rodrigo continues her reign atop the Official Charts for a second week as SOUR (Geffen) and “good 4 u” log second weeks at #1.

SOUR finishes 17k chart sales ahead of its closest competitor, Easy Life’s Life’s A Beach (Island). Streams were responsible for 75% of Rodrigo’s total; “good 4 u was streamed 12.6m times as it racked up 108k chart sales.

Life’s A Beach registered the most physical sales in the week to grab #2 while TexasHi (BMG) debuts at #3, their ninth Top 10 album.

Elsewhere, Taylor Swift’s evermore (EMI) rose 66 places to #4 following its release on vinyl; it was the week’s best-seller in the format. Del Amitri’s first album in 19 years, Fatal Mistakes (Cooking Vinyl), debuts at #5, and the second album from rapper-actor Bugzy Malone, The Resurrection (B-Somebody), lands at #7.

Rhino’s David Bowie rarities set The Width of a Circle is new at #15; Blackberry Smoke’s You Hear Georgia (3 Legged) is #17, their sixth Top 40 album; and Moby scores his 13th Top 40 collection with orchestral album Reprise (DG) at #21.

At singles, where Rodrigo’s “déjà vu” is #5 and “drivers license” is #6, Doja Cat f/SZA’s “Kiss Me More” (Ministry of Sound) returns to its previous peak of #3 and The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” (XO/Republic) climbs four places to #4, its highest position yet.

Atlantic’s Little Mix claim two entries in this week’s Top 10: Their Galantis and David Guetta collaboration, “Heartbreak Anthem” lifts one place to #8 and “Confetti” leaps six spots to #9.

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