Major Lazer's "Cold Water," featuring Bieber & MØ, holds at No. 1 for third straight week. Plus, debut set from British pop band Blossoms tops U.K. albums chart.
North of England pop outfit Blossoms have a U.K. No. 1 album. Their eponymous debut for EMI/Universal has entered the Official Chart Company survey at the top, some 9,500 equivalent sales ahead of British rapper Giggs' new entry at No. 2, Landlord (SN1). "Cold Water" (Because Music), by U.S. electronic outfit Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ, started a third week atop the singles chart.
Five-piece Blossoms, from Stockport, near Manchester, formed in 2013 and have been releasing singles and EPs since the following year. Their profile received a boost when they finished fourth on the BBC's Sound of 2016 critics' poll at the turn of the year. The band's first album thus finished the sales week comfortably ahead of Giggs' fourth album, which nevertheless greatly improves on his previous best peak of No. 21 with its predecessor, 2013's When Will It Stop.