Chainsmokers & Halsey Score 4th Straight Week at No. 1 on U.K. Chart With 'Closer'
Bastille retains top spot on albums chart as Usher's "Hard II Love" debuts in the top 10.
Bastille's Wild World (Virgin/Universal) retains the top spot on the new U.K. albums chart, while "Closer" (Disruptor) by Chainsmokers featuring Halsey has started a fourth week at No. 1 on the Official Charts Company singles countdown.
The Bastille album stayed ahead of its closest competitor for a second straight week, Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed) by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, which held at No. 2. The week's highest new entry was Led Zeppelin's The Complete BBC Sessions (Rhino/Warner Music), which arrived at No. 3.
The Beatles' Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Apple Corps/Universal) dipped 3-4, as sisters Ward Thomas achieved a third week in the top five, holding at No. 5 with the former No. 1 Cartwheels (Sony Music). Usher's Hard II Love (RCA/Sony) debuted at No. 7, his sixth album to go top 10 in the U.K., while Christine and the Queens' Chaleur Humaine (Because Music) rebounded 19-10.
Skepta's Konnichiwa (Boy Better Know) posted a 174 percent sales increase after winning the Mercury Prize Sept. 15, jumping 53-13. The album debuted at No. 2 in May. British folk favorite Seth Lakeman started at No. 18 with Ballads of the Broken Few (Cooking Vinyl), his fourth U.K. top 20 set, and Welsh rock 'n' roll stalwart Shakin' Stevens returned at No. 22 with Echoes of Our Times (HEC), his highest placing for a studio album since The Bop Won't Stop reached No. 21 in 1983.
The Chainsmokers continue their singles chart reign on both sides of the Atlantic, securing another week at the U.K. summit with combined units of 82,000. British pop artist and 2012 X Factor winner James Arthur leapt 25-2 with "Say You Won't Let Go" (Syco Music/Sony), which had the highest download total of the week at just under 40,000 units.
"Let Me Love You" (Interscope/Universal) by DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber fell to No. 3 after six weeks in runner-up spot, as Bieber's other guest appearance, with MØ, on "Cold Water" (Because Music) by Major Lazer, also fell one place to No. 4. Calvin Harris posted a 21st U.K. top five single as "My Way" (Columbia/Sony) came in at No. 5.
"Side to Side" (Republic/Universal) by Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj, climbed 8-6, while Ellie Goulding jumped 21-12, a new peak, with "Still Falling For You" (Polydor/Universal). Emeli Sandé debuted at No. 22 with "Hurts" (Virgin EMI/Universal), the lead single from her upcoming sophomore album Long Live the Angels, due in November.