London Grammar Score First U.K. No. 1, 'Despacito' Gets Sixth Week at Singles Summit

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London Grammar

London Grammar land their first No. 1 on the U.K. album chart, debuting at the top of the Official Charts Company survey with Truth Is A Beautiful Thing (Ministry of Sound). Both Glen Campbell and Chuck Berry score their first top ten album appearances in the market for 40 years, while Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's “Despacito” (Interscope/Universal), featuring Justin Bieber, starts a sixth week at the singles summit.

Truth Is A Beautiful Thing goes one better than London Grammar's 2013 debut If You Wait, which gave the trio a No. 2 debut and peak. Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Asylum/Warner), which climbed back to No. 1 for an 11th non-consecutive week seven days ago, falls back to No. 2.

Campbell's 64th and final studio album Adiós (UMC/Universal), for which he recorded vocals after his 2011-12 world tour and following his diagnosis with Alzheimer's disease, debuts at No. 3. It's the American country hero's first time in the U.K. album top ten since the 20 Golden Greats compilation, which had six weeks at No. 1 at the end of 1976, completed its top ten run in January 1977.

Rag 'n' Bone Man's Human (Best Laid Plans/Columbia/Sony Music) holds at No. 4 on the new chart, while Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie arrive at No. 5 with their self-titled East West/Rhino release. Katy Perry misses the top five, with a No. 6 debut for Witness (Virgin/Universal), which follows two consecutive U.K. No. 1s, with Teenage Dream and Prism.

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Berry, who died at 90 in March, has only the fifth top ten album of his career in the territory, debuting at No. 9 with Chuck (Decca/Universal). He made the frame three times in the space of a few months in 1963 and '64, with Chuck Berry On Stage, More Chuck Berry and His Latest and Greatest, and then in 1977 with Motorvatin'.

On the singles chart, “Despacito” keeps its crown with 38,000 new downloads and 8.39 million streams. Ariana Grande's “One Last Time” (Republic/Universal) holds at No. 2, while “Unforgettable” (Black Butter/Def Jam/Universal), by French Montana featuring Swae Lee climbs 5-3.

“Strip That Down” (Capitol/Universal), by Liam Payne featuring Quavo, is steady at No. 4 as “2U” (Def Jam/Parlophone) by David Guetta featuring Justin Bieber opens at No. 5. Charlie Puth's “Attention” (Atlantic/Warner Music) climbs back into the top ten, 11-10. 


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