Adele's '25' Returns to No. 1 on U.K. Album Chart

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Adele performs onstage during The 58th Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, Calif. 

Adele's 25 (XL Recordings) returns to the top of the U.K. album chart today (Feb. 19) in the wake of Valentine's Day last Sunday, according to Official Charts Company. Danish soul-pop outfit Lukas Graham starts a second week atop the U.K. singles chart with “7 Years” (Warner Bros.).

The Adele album thus takes its aggregate of weeks at No. 1 to eight, finishing the week ahead of David Bowie's Best of Bowie (Parlophone/Warner Music), which climbed back 3-2. Justin Bieber rose again, 4-3, with Purpose (Def Jam/Universal), while durable Irish vocalist Ronan Keating debuted at No. 4 with the Decca/Universal release Time of My Life. It takes his tally of top ten albums as a solo artist to eight since the year 2000, and he has eight more as a member of Boyzone.

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After its surge to No. 1 last week, Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams (Parlophone/Warner Music) dipped to No. 5. Girl pop band Little Mix, whose Get Weird (Syco Music/Sony) debuted at No. 2 last November, saw the album bounce back 15-8, and U.S. singer-songwriter Lissie's third album, My Wild West (Cooking Vinyl), followed its predecessors into the U.K. top 20 with a No. 17 start.

Lukas Graham's bestselling single notched combined chart sales of 134,000, helped by a total of 5.18 million streams. Last week's figures for the track were 105,000 sales and 3.65m streams. The nearest challenger to “7 Years” was Zayn's former No. 1 “Pillowtalk” (RCA/Sony), which held at No. 2. Rihanna's “Work” (Roc Nation) climbed 4-3, trading places with “Fast Car” (Positiva/EMI/Universal) by Jonas Blue featuring Dakota, as Shawn Mendes held at No. 5 with “Stitches” (EMI/Universal).

Swedish singer Zara Larsson's “Lush Life” (Record Company Ten/Epic/Sony) climbed 16-9, and there was a poignant No. 11 entry for “Swings & Waterslides” (Fuller Beans) by Viola Beach, the quartet who were all killed, along with manager Craig Tarry, in a car crash in Sweden Feb. 14.


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