Lil Dicky Enjoys 'Freaky Friday' in U.K., 'Showman' Back to Album Summit

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Lil Dicky performs during In Bloom Festival at Eleanor Tinsley Park on March 24, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

Lil Dicky's “Freaky Friday” (BMG/Commission), featuring Chris Brown, is the new No. 1 on the Official Charts Company's U.K. singles countdown. The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/ Warner) moves back 2-1 for a 12th aggregate week atop the album chart.

“Freaky Friday” rises 5-1 on the new survey, with weekly streams of 4.6 million. The track is Lil Dicky's first U.K. No. 1, and Brown's second, after 2012's “Turn The Music Up.” Meanwhile, “These Days” (Asylum/Warner Music) by Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen, which climbed to the top last week after seven weeks at No. 2, is back in runner-up spot.

The Greatest Showman excerpt “This Is Me” (Atlantic/Warner Music), by Keala Settle and the Greatest Showman Ensemble, rebounds 8-3, as George Ezra's “Paradise” (Columbia/Sony) dips 2-4. Portugal. The Man's “Feel It Still” (Atlantic/Warner Music) is down 3-5.

The release of The Weeknd's My Dear Melancholy (Republic/XO/Universal) not only takes the album into the chart at No. 3, but provides three singles top 20 entries. “Call Out My Name” is at No. 7, “Try Me” at No. 17 and “Wasted Times” at No. 18.

The Greatest Showman has its third-best sales week, with 43,000 combined units, helped by last Friday's release of a vinyl edition. It also tops the vinyl-only chart. Ezra's Staying at Tamara's, which debuted at No. 1 last week, is now in second place, with The Weeknd at No. 3. British rock band the Vaccines get their fourth straight U.K. top five album as Combat Sports (Columbia/Sony) starts at No. 4, while Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Divide) (Asylum/Warner Music) is down 3-5.

Kacey Musgraves achieves her highest British album chart placing to date as Golden Hour (Mercury Nashville/Universal) arrives at No. 6, while Ezra's chart-topping debut album Wanted on Voyage climbs back into the top ten for the first time since July 2015, moving 15-10. British longrunners the Levellers achieve their highest album chart ranking since 1997 as We the Collective (On The Fiddle) debuts at No. 12.


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