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Drake & 'The Greatest Showman' Still Holding Sway on U.K. Charts

Drake, 2017
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Drake performs at the Ericsson Globe Arena during the Boy Meets World Tour on March 4, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Drake lands a second week atop the U.K. singles chart with “God's Plan” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal), as the soundtrack of The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) starts a fourth week at the album summit.   

The Official Charts Company reports that “God's Plan” was streamed 7.6 million times last week. It stays ahead of Ramz' “Barking” (Polydor/Universal) which holds at No. 2 again; Eminem's former No. 1 “River” (Interscope/Universal), featuring Ed Sheeran, is steady at No. 3 and Dua Lipa's “IDGAF” (Warner Bros./Warner Music) at No. 4.    

Craig David's “I Know You” (Speakerbox Recordings), featuring Bastille, climbs 10-5. It's a landmark week for Sigrid, the Norwegian winner of the BBC's Sound of 2018 critics' poll, who gets her first U.K. top ten single with “Strangers” (Universal Island), as it climbs 14-10. The same applies to country figurehead Chris Stapleton, whose name appears on a top 40 U.K. single for the first time as he features on Justin Timberlake's “Say Something” (RCA/Sony), which enters at No. 32.  

Craig David also has a good week on the album chart, as his The Time Is Now arrives behind The Greatest Showman at No. 2. Sheeran's ÷ (Divide) holds at No. 3 as U.S. hip-hop trio Migos debut at No. 4 with Culture II (Quality Control/Motown/Universal).  Eminem's Revival (Interscope/Universal) stays at No. 5. Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa get their first top ten collaboration album in the territory as Black Coffee (Provogue) starts at No. 7. Bonamassa has three U.K. top ten albums to his name as a solo artist.