'Greatest Showman' Rules U.K. Album Chart Again, Royal Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason on The Rise
The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) climbs back 2-1 to record a 16th non-consecutive week atop the U.K. album chart, as Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa's “One Kiss” (Columbia/ Warner Bros) tops the singles tally for a sixth straight week.
The Showman album has now had five separate spells at No. 1 since it first reached the summit in January. Its latest success prevents James Bay's Electric Light (Republic/ Universal) from a perfect debut; it lands at No. 2, ahead of Republic labelmate Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys, which is steady at No. 3.
Last week's new entry at No. 1, Arctic Monkeys' Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino (Domino), falls to No. 4, as George Ezra holds at No. 5 with Staying At Tamara's (Columbia/Sony). Three further titles arrive inside the top ten, with rockers Five Finger Death Punch in at No. 7 with And Justice For None (Eleven Seven). K-Pop figureheads BTS score their first U.K. top ten title with Love Yourself: Tear (Bighit Entertainment) at No. 8, as does Courtney Barnett at No. 9 with Tell Me How You Really Feel (Marathon Artists).
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who turned heads worldwide with his cello performance at last weekend's Royal Wedding, bounces 19-11, a new peak, with Inspiration (Decca/Universal). It also returns to No. 1 on the Official Charts Company's classical album countdown.
“One Kiss,” which was already Harris' longest consecutive U.K. singles chart-topper, now draws level with the six aggregate weeks achieved by his "We Found Love," with Rihanna, in 2011. Drake's “Nice For What” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) holds at No. 2, and Ariana Grande's “No Tears Left To Cry” (Republic/Universal) at No. 3. Anne-Marie's “2002” (Asylum/Warner) climbs 5-4 to reach a new peak and “Answerphone” (Parlophone/Warner) by Banx & Ranx featuring Ella Eyre and Yxng Bane is up 7-5.
Also on the rise are Jess Glynne's “I'll Be There” (Atlantic/Warner), up 13-6, and “Flames” (Parlophone/Warner) by David Guetta featuring Sia, 9-7.