Third No. 1 in a Row for Arcade Fire on U.K. Albums Chart With 'Everything Now'

Arcade Fire
Guy Aroch

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire have their third consecutive U.K. No. 1 album, as Everything Now (Columbia/Sony) debuts at the top. The success of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's “Despacito” single (Interscope/Universal) goes on and on, as it moves into an 11th non-consecutive week at the summit.

A solid 36,000 in combined sales secured the top spot for Everything Now, according to the Official Charts Company. That was twice the weekly tally of Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Asylum/Warner), which climbs back 3-2. Arcade Fire previously ruled the U.K. charts with The Suburbs in 2010 and Reflektor in 2013.

Rag 'n' Bone Man's Human (Best Laid Plans/Columbia/Sony Music), which last week dipped beneath the top five after 23 consecutive weeks, rebounds 6-3. Last week's new entry at No. 1, Lana Del Rey's Lust for Life (Polydor/Universal), falls to No. 4.

Also on the new album chart, British singer-songwriter Passenger debuts at No. 5 with The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Black Crow). It's his fourth top ten set and follows his first No. 1 with last year's Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea. Alice Cooper is in the top ten for the first time since 1994's The Last Temptation, as Paranormal (Ear Music) arrives at No. 6.

“Despacito” wins the singles race again, but not by much. It finished less than 2,500 combined units ahead of the former No. 1 “Wild Thoughts” (Black Butter/We The Best), by DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller. Calvin Harris' “Feels” (Columbia/Sony), featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean, climbs 4-3, trading places with “Unforgettable” (Black Butter/Def Jam/Universal) by French Montana featuring Swae Lee. “Mama” (Positiva) by Jonas Blue featuring William Singe starts a fourth consecutive week at No. 5.

Rudimental's “Sun Comes Up” (Asylum/Warner Music), featuring James Arthur, climbs again 10-8 and Dua Lipaimproves 19-9 with “New Rules” (Warner Bros./Warner Music). That helps the 21-year-old Londoner's self-titled debut album move 26-11.


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