The motion picture cast recording of A Star Is Born (Interscope/Universal) makes a winning start on the U.K. album chart, debuting at No. 1, as south London rapper Dave does the same on the singles list with “Funky Friday” (Dave Neighbourhood), featuring Fredo.
The movie soundtrack represents a new U.K. triumph for the film's leading lady Lady Gaga, who features throughout the soundtrack, as well as her leading man Bradley Cooper. Gaga last topped the British album bestsellers in 2013, with Artpop. The No. 1 debut of A Star Is Born holds U.S. duo Twenty One Pilots to a No. 2 entry, some 2,000 combined units behind, with their third album Trench (Fueled by Ramen/Atlantic/Warner Music). That's a career best in the territory, beating the No. 5 peak of 2015's Blurryface.
Rod Stewart's Blood Red Roses (Decca/Universal), which entered at No. 1 last week, dips to No. 3, while The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) recedes 3-4 and Eminem's Kamikaze (Interscope/Universal) 4-5. You Me at Six have a top 10 success on the Official Charts Company's countdown for a fifth time, starting at No. 6 with VI (Underdog).