'Greatest Showman' Rules U.K. Album Chart Again, Royal Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason on The Rise

Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum in Twentieth Century Fox’s 'The Greatest Showman.'
Niko Tavernise

Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum in Twentieth Century Fox’s 'The Greatest Showman'

The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) climbs back 2-1 to record a 16th non-consecutive week atop the U.K. album chart, as Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa's “One Kiss” (Columbia/ Warner Bros) tops the singles tally for a sixth straight week. 

The Showman album has now had five separate spells at No. 1 since it first reached the summit in January. Its latest success prevents James Bay's Electric Light (Republic/ Universal) from a perfect debut; it lands at No. 2, ahead of Republic labelmate Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys, which is steady at No. 3.

Last week's new entry at No. 1, Arctic Monkeys' Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino (Domino), falls to No. 4, as George Ezra holds at No. 5 with Staying At Tamara's (Columbia/Sony). Three further titles arrive inside the top ten, with rockers Five Finger Death Punch in at No. 7 with And Justice For None (Eleven Seven). K-Pop figureheads BTS score their first U.K. top ten title with Love Yourself: Tear (Bighit Entertainment) at No. 8, as does Courtney Barnett at No. 9 with Tell Me How You Really Feel (Marathon Artists). 

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who turned heads worldwide with his cello performance at last weekend's Royal Wedding, bounces 19-11, a new peak, with Inspiration (Decca/Universal). It also returns to No. 1 on the Official Charts Company's classical album countdown. 

“One Kiss,” which was already Harris' longest consecutive U.K. singles chart-topper, now draws level with the six aggregate weeks achieved by his "We Found Love," with Rihanna, in 2011. Drake's “Nice For What” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) holds at No. 2, and Ariana Grande's “No Tears Left To Cry” (Republic/Universal) at No. 3. Anne-Marie's “2002” (Asylum/Warner) climbs 5-4 to reach a new peak and “Answerphone” (Parlophone/Warner) by Banx & Ranx featuring Ella Eyre and Yxng Bane is up 7-5.

Also on the rise are Jess Glynne's “I'll Be There” (Atlantic/Warner), up 13-6, and “Flames” (Parlophone/Warner) by David Guetta featuring Sia, 9-7.


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