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U.K. CHARTS: VINYL PUSHES SOUR TO #1 

Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR (Polydor) has reclaimed the top spot on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart thanks to its arrival on vinyl. Over on singles, Ed Sheeran has the highest new entry of the week with “Visiting Hours” (Atlantic).

SOUR has now racked up five non-consecutive weeks at #1, and its sales total today includes 7.8k units on vinyl. Rodrigo can now claim the fastest-selling debut album on vinyl by a female artist in the U.K. since 2000, overtaking Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Polydor).

Lorde’s Solar Power (EMI) is new at #2, her strongest chart debut in the U.K. to date, while Jake Bugg is also new, at #3, with Saturday Night, Sunday Morning (RCA).

Brentford MCs' Kurupt FM charts at #8 with The Greatest Hits (Part I) (Polydor), and the debut from Irish singer Orla GartlandWoman on the Internet (New Friends Music), enters at #10.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart, Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” remains at #1 for a ninth non-consecutive week. The track is now the ginger gem's longest-reigning #1 single since 2017’s “Shape of You,” which spent 14 weeks at the top. New track “Visiting Hours” debuts at #5.

“Out Out” (Atlantic), by Joel Corry & Jax Jones f/Charli XCX and Saweetie, climbs eight to #10, while Doja Cat’s “Need to Know” (Ministry of Sound) moves up one to #11.

Wizkid f/Tems’ “Essence” (Columbia) is up one to #16, and Tion Wayne & ArrDee debut at #19 with “Wid It” (Atlantic), landing just ahead of Doja Cat’s “Woman,” which rises six to #20.

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