Super Bowl Propels Coldplay's 'A Head Full of Dreams' to No. 1 in U.K.
Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams (Parlophone/Warner Music) has reaped the benefit of their Super Bowl halftime performance last Sunday, even on the other side of the Atlantic. Denied a chart-topping U.K. debut by Adele's all-conquering 25 (XL Recordings) last December, it surged 10-1 in the Official Charts Company's new data today (12) to give the band a straight run of seven No. 1 albums since Parachutes in 2000. Meanwhile Danish soul-pop outfit Lukas Graham climbed 6-1 on the singles chart with "7 Years" (Warner Bros.).
The Adele album was also on the rise this week, back up 4-2, as David Bowie's Best of Bowie (Parlophone/Warner Music) fell 1-3. Justin Bieber's Purpose (Def Jam/Universal) climbed 5-4 as Bowie's Blackstar (ISO/Columbia/Sony) dipped 2-5. Elton John's Wonderful Crazy Night (Mercury/Universal) opened at No. 6 to become his 31st U.K. top 10 album; Foxes arrived at No. 12 with All I Need (Sign Of The Times). The Ministry of Sound collection Throwback Slowjamz started a second week atop the compilation chart.
Lukas Graham's success, with combined chart sales of 105,000 and 3.65 million streams, meant that the reign of Zayn with "Pillowtalk" (RCA/Sony) lasted only one week (it's now No. 2). "Fast Car" (Positiva/EMI/Universal) by Jonas Blue featuring Dakota fell back 2-3, as Rihanna's "Work" (Roc Nation) held at No. 4 and Shawn Mendes fell 3-5 with "Stitches" (EMI/Universal).
The only newcomer to the top 10 was Little Mix's collaboration with Jason Derulo, "Secret Love Song" (Syco Music/Sony), which climbed 11-7. Coldplay also had a good singles week, climbing 18-11 with the chart-topping album's "Adventure of a Lifetime."