Vamps Unseat Ed Sheeran, DJ Khaled Succeeds 'Despacito' on UK Charts
On the singles chart, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's “Despacito” (Interscope/Universal) is also dethroned after nine non-consecutive weeks, as DJ Khaled's “Wild Thoughts” (Black Butter/We The Best), featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, moves 2-1.
The Vamps reached No. 2 in the territory with their debut album, Meet The Vamps, in 2014, but only No. 10 with the 2015 follow-up, Wake Up. The band thus become the fourth act to knock Sheeran's album off the top since its March debut, after Kasabian, The Beatles and London Grammar.
With Sheeran down to No. 2, Rag 'n' Bone Man's durable Human (Best Laid Plans/Columbia/Sony Music) climbs back 5-3 and there's a No. 4 debut for King of the North (Ill Gotten) by grime MC Bugzy Malone, his best U.K. showing to date. There's also a new entry at No. 5 in the shape of John Denver's Ultimate Collection (Sony), a little ahead of the 20th anniversary of the American singer-songwriter's death. London duo Oh Wonder are in the top 10 for the first time with a No. 8 start for their second album, Ultralife (Universal Island), while 2009 X Factor winner Joe McElderry scores his fourth U.K. top 10 album with Saturday Night at the Movies (BK Records) at No. 10.
Only four other winners of the series have managed as many top 10 albums: One Direction, Rebecca Ferguson, Olly Murs and Little Mix. Now That's What I Call A Summer Party 17 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) climbs 2-1 on the compilation chart, its second time at the top after its debut there three weeks ago.
The DJ Khaled single had spent the last three weeks at No. 2, after arriving at No. 3. It's now the second British chart-topper for the Miami DJ in just over two months, after “I'm The One” (Black Butter/We The Best), featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, achieved the feat in May. It's the ninth No. 1 for Rihanna in all of her chart collaborations.
“Despacito” drops to No. 2 as “Unforgettable” (Black Butter/Def Jam/Universal) by French Montana featuring Swae Lee holds at No. 3 again. There's also no move for Calvin Harris' “Feels” (Columbia/Sony), featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean at No. 4 or “Mama” (Positiva) by Jonas Blue featuring William Singe at No. 5.