Prince Re-Enters U.K. Charts, While P.J. Harvey Scores First No. 1 Album

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Prince performs live at the Fabulous Forum on Feb. 19, 1985 in Inglewood, Calif. 

Plus: Drake's "One Dance" spends its second week atop the U.K. singles chart.

Prince's death has already impacted the U.K. singles and album charts, as the Official Charts Company publishes its new weekly data Friday (April 22). Meanwhile, PJ Harvey has scored her first No. 1 album in the territory with The Hope Six Demolition Project (Island), and Drake starts a second week atop the singles chart with "One Dance" (Cash Money/ Republic/ Universal), featuring Wizkid & Kyla.

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Most of Prince's best-known singles and albums are not currently on streaming services, but the few remaining hours of the chart sales week that remained as news of his death were announced were sufficient for the Ultimate compilation (Warner Bros./Warner Music), which first charted in 2006 and reached No. 6 the following year, to re-enter at No. 10.

Another Warners collection -- The Very Best of Prince, which hit No. 2 in 2001 -- reappeared at No. 18. The Purple Rain soundtrack (Paisley Park/Warner Bros.) came back in at No. 55.

The P.J. Harvey album, her ninth studio release, outdid her previous best of a No. 3 peak for 1993's Rid of Me. Adele's 25 (XL Recordings) held at No. 2, as Aled Jones climbed again 4-3 with One Voice (Decca/Universal). Santana IV (Santana IV Records), which marks the reunion of the band's early 1970s lineup, debuted at No. 4, while Justin Bieber's Purpose (Def Jam/Universal) climbed 7-5.

Last week's No. 1 album, The Lumineers' sophomore set Cleopatra (Decca/Universal), fell steeply to No. 13. On the compilation chart, Now That's What I Call Music 93 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) started a fifth week at No. 1.

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The Drake single enjoyed a sharp upswing in combined chart sales, improving on last week's 72,000 with a new tally of 115,000 to land a second week at the summit. Sia's "Cheap Thrills" (Monkey Puzzle/RCA/Sony), Mike Posner's "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" (Universal Island) and Fifth Harmony's "Work From Home" (Syco Music/Sony) were all unmoved at Nos. 2, 3 and 4 respectively.

"Girls Like" (Parlophone/Warner Music) by Tinie Tempah fearturing Zara Larsson jumped 7-5, a new peak in its eighth chart week. "Purple Rain" (Warner Bros.) by Prince and the Revolution re-entered the singles survey at No. 65, with more chart activity expected around his catalog after a full week of sales and streaming next Friday (29).


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