Welsh band Catfish and the Bottlemen's sophomore release The Ride (Universal Island) has become their first U.K. No. 1 album, as Drake's "One Dance" (Cash Money/ Republic/Universal), featuring Wizkid & Kyla, started an eighth week atop the singles chart there.
Catfish and the Bottlemen reached No. 10 in the U.K. with their first album The Balcony in 2014. The new success, with 38,000 combined first-week sales for The Ride, follows the band's Brit Award recognition as Best British Newcomer earlier this year. The band's first album moved 38-34 on the new Official Charts Company survey.
Drake's Views held at No. 2, as Beyoncé climbed 4-3 with Lemonade (Columbia/Sony) and Coldplay improved 8-4 with A Head Full Of Dreams (Parlophone/Warner Music), the album's highest position since it topped the chart in February. ABC, the British new wave band led by Martin Fry, made an impressive return with The Lexicon Of Love II (EMI/Universal), the sequel to its hugely successful chart-topping 1982 debut. U.S. X Factor favorites Fifth Harmony started at No. 6 with 7/27 (Syco Music/Sony Music), improving on the No. 18 peak of Reflection last year. Jess Glynne's former No. 1 I Cry When I Laugh (Atlantic/Warner Music) rebounded 14-7, but last week's new entry at the top, Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman (Republic/Universal), fell to No. 8.
Female pop band Little Mix's Get Weird (Syco Music/Sony Music), which debuted at No. 2 last November, moved back 16-9, while on the compilation chart, Now That's What I Call Music 93 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) jumped 2-1 for a ninth, non-consecutive week at No. 1.
Drake moved close to 85,000 units of "One Dance" last week, comprised of 23,000 sales and 6.15 million streams, to stay well ahead of Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop The Feeling" (RCA/Sony), which started a third week at No. 2. "This Is What You Came For" (Columbia/Sony) by Calvin Harris and Rihanna also held steady, at No. 3; Galantis improved 5-4 with "No Money" (Atlantic/Warner Music), changing places with Sia's "Cheap Thrills" (Monkey Puzzle/RCA/Sony). Clean Bandit scored the highest singles entry of the week with "Tears" (Atlantic/Warner Music), featuring Louisa Johnson; there were top 10 arrivals for "I Hate U I Luv U" by Gnash featuring Olivia O'Brien, also on Atlantic (up 12-8) and "This Girl" (3 Beat) by Kungs Vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners, up 29-10.