Dr. Dre Gains an Instant U.K. No. 1 With 'Compton'
Dr.Dre’s Compton (Interscope/Universal) scored an instant No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart published Friday (Aug. 14), his first in the territory. Charlie Puth went straight to the top of the singles countdown with “Marvin Gaye” (Atlantic/Warner Music), featuring Meghan Trainor.
The new data from the Official Charts Company had the Dr. Dre album finishing the sales week more than 28,000 combined chart sales ahead of the title that arrived at No. 2, Frank Turner’s Positive Songs for Negative People (Polydor/Universal). That matched the peak of Turner’s Tape Deck Heart in 2013.
Ed Sheeran’s X (Asylum/Warner Music) moved up 4-3 to trade places with Years & Years’ Communion (Polydor/Universal), while Sam Smith held at No. 5 with In the Lonely Hour (Capitol/Universal). British rockers Don Broco arrived at No. 6 with Automatic (Search & Destroy/Sony), after a No. 25 peak for 2012’s Priorities.
The Very Best of Cilla Black (Rhino/Warner Music) moved up 14-8 following the Liverpudlian entertainer’s recent death, her highest U.K. album chart ranking for 47 years. Last week’s No. 1, Marks To Prove It (Fiction/Polydor/Universal) by the Maccabees, fell to No. 10. On the compilation chart, Now That’s What I Call Music 91 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) began a third week at No. 1.
Puth’s No. 1 single, which recorded a combined chart sale of 94,000, was a new entry in the official top 75, although it showed at No. 90 on last week’s survey. It follows his chart-topping appearance on Wiz Khalifa’s April/May U.K. No. 1 “See You Again.” Trainor topped the listing with “All About That Bass” last October.
Calvin Harris & Disciples held at No. 2 with “How Deep Is Your Love” (Columbia/Sony), as The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” (Universal Island) climbed 8-3. Rita Ora scored a 12th U.K. top 40 singles chart appearance as “Body On Me” (Roc Nation/Columbia/Sony) entered at No. 23.