Dababy Rocks U.K. Singles Chart as Dua Lipa Regains Album Crown

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Daniel Ramos

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After entering the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100, Dababy's “Rockstar” (Interscope/Universal), featuring Roddy Rich, goes all the way to No. 1 in the U.K.

“Rockstar” climbs 6-1 to replace Drake's “Toosie Slide” (Ovo/Republic/Universal) at the singles summit. Doja Cat's “Say So” (Ministry of Sound) slips 2-3, and the highest new entry of the week is Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber's “Stuck With U” (Def Jam/Republic/Universal), at No. 4. Proceeds go to First Responders Children’s Foundation, which funds scholarships for children of frontline workers in the coronavirus pandemic.

“Death Bed” (Robots & Humans/RCA/Sony) by Powfu featuring Beabadoobee slips 4-5, while rapper 6ix9ine debuts at No. 6 with “Gooba” (Scumgang).

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia (Warner Records) starts a fourth non-consecutive week atop the album chart.

Lipa's album is the first by a female artist to achieve more than three weeks at No. 1 in the U.K. since Little Mix's Glory Days in 2017. Future Nostalgia moves back 2-1 in its seven consecutive week in the top five. Lewis Capaldi's Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (EMI/Universal) moves back up 3-2.

Drake, who topped both the singles and album charts last week, falls to No. 3 with Dark Lane Demo Tapes, after which there are two arrivals on the Official Charts Company countdown. Hayley Williams of Paramore arrives at No. 4 with her solo debut Petals For Amor (Atlantic/Warner) and the D-Day Darlings at No. 5 with I'll Remember You (Sony CG). That's a revised reissue of a set by finalists on Britain's Got Talent, which reached No. 15 in 2018. The album now adds four new songs to mark last week's VE Day celebrations.

U.S. singer-songwriter Kehlani scores a personal best No. 10 start with It Was Good Until It Wasn't (Atlantic/Warner). Further down the chart, there's a re-entry at No. 30 for Dame Vera Lynn's 100 compilation (Decca/Universal). First released in 2017 to mark the 100th birthday of the wartime “Forces' Sweetheart,” it makes her the oldest artist ever to have a top 40 album, now aged 103.

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