'Greatest Showman' Still Showing the Way on U.K. Album Chart

Niko Tavernise
Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum in 'The Greatest Showman'

Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa start a second week atop the U.K. singles chart with “One Kiss” (Columbia/Warner Bros), as The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) begins a 14th non-consecutive week at the album summit. 

“One Kiss” was streamed 8.7 million times in the chart week, the highest weekly total since June 2017, when “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi achieved 8.8 million. Harris and Lipa thus stayed well ahead of Ariana Grande's new entry at No. 2, “No Tears Left To Cry” (Republic/Universal), which was streamed 7.3 million times to become her sixth top ten U.K. single.

Drake's “Nice For What” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) dips 2-3, Lil Dicky's “Freaky Friday” with Chris Brown (Commission/BMG) 3-4 and George Ezra's “Paradise” (Columbia/Sony) 4-5. There's an 18-7 climb for “Answerphone” (Parlophone/Warner Music) by Banx & Ranx with Ella Eyre and Yxng Bane. 

“2002” (East West/Warner) by Anne-Marie, co-written by Ed Sheeran, is a new entry at No. 8, as “The Middle” (Interscope/Universal) by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey bounces back 12-9. Two Avicii hits return to the chart in the wake of his tragic death on 20 April, “Wake Me Up” at No. 26 and “Levels” at No. 36. His albums True and Stories re-enter the album chart at Nos. 14 and 17, respectively.

The album reign of The Greatest Showman is untroubled by new entries for J. Cole's KOD (Interscope/Universal) at No. 2 and the Shires' Accidentally On Purpose (Decca/Universal) at No. 3. Ezra's Staying At Tamara's falls 3-4, while U.K. rapper Nines has a second top ten album with Crop Circles (XL Recordings), at No. 5. His One Foot Out reached No. 4 in February last year.

Black Stone Cherry have their third U.K. top ten album as Family Tree (Mascot) starts at No. 7, while Sting & Shaggy's 44/876 collaboration (Interscope/Universal) comes in at No. 9. There's a No. 12 debut for A Perfect Circle's Eat The Elephant (BMG) and the impact of last Saturday's Record Store Day includes a No. 15 entry for The Who's Live At The Fillmore East 1968 (Polydor/UMC/Universal) and two David Bowie titles on Parlophone, Welcome To The Blackout at No. 22 and Aladdin Sane at No. 25.


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