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No 'Prejudice': George Michael Returns to U.K. Album Summit

George Michael, 1988
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George Michael performs on stage in 1988. 

Meanwhile, Post Malone and 21 Savage top the singles countdown for the fourth week with "rockstar."

The augmented reissue of George Michael's 1990 landmark Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 (Sony) powers to the top of the U.K. album chart. On the singles countdown, there's a fourth week at the top for “rockstar” (Republic/Universal) by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage.

Sony reissued Michael's second solo album, now adding his 1996 MTV Unplugged show and the Nile Rodgers collaboration “Fantasy,” in the wake of Channel 4's Oct. 16 broadcast of the new Freedom documentary. Last week, that show helped his Ladies & Gentlemen — The Best of George Michael compilation (Epic/Sony) to re-enter at No. 9. Another collection, Twenty Five, now climbs 61-21 and Older re-enters at No. 35.

The Official Charts Company reports that Listen Without Prejudice had combined units of 56,000, finishing more than 30,000 ahead of P!nk's Beautiful Trauma (RCA/Sony), which dips to No. 2 after debuting at the summit last week. One Direction's Niall Horan starts at No. 3 with his solo debut Flicker (Capitol/Universal), as Liam Gallagher's As You Were (Warner Bros./Warner Music) falls 2-4 and Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Asylum/Warner) 4-5.

Virgin/Universal rap duo Krept & Konan score a notable double, entering at No. 6 with 7 Days and No. 9 with its fellow mixtape 7 Nights. In between, British vocalist Jessie Ware lands her third top ten album with Glasshouse (PMR/Universal Island) at No. 7.

The Post Malone single maintains its strong run with another 50,000 combined units, leaving “Havana” (Epic/Syco/Sony) by Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug at No. 2 for a third week, 5,000 units behind. DJ-producer Marshmello races 9-3 with “Silence” (Ministry of Sound), featuring Khalid; Avicii and Rita Ora's “Lonely Together” (Positiva) holds at No. 4 and Sam Smith falls two places to No. 5 with “Too Good At Goodbyes” (Capitol/Universal).

Sheeran's “Perfect,” the third official single from ÷, climbs 11-7, having appeared on the  chart at No. 4 in the week of the album's release. “Finders Keepers” (Polydor/Universal) by Mabel featuring Kojo Funds improves again, 10-8.