British pop singer-writer Jess Glynne scores her second U.K. No. 1 album in a row as Always In Between (Atlantic/Warner Music) arrives at the top. “Promises” (Columbia/Sony) by Calvin Harris and Sam Smith wins a close race to regain the singles crown.
Always In Between delivers first-week combined units of 36,000 to become the first chart-topping album by a British female artist in 2018, repeating the success of Glynne's 2015 debut I Cry When I Laugh in the process. That set remains in the current chart, climbing 43-40 in its 159th week.
Two-thirds of Glynne's opening sales for the new set were in physical sales, with the rest split between downloads and streams. Its current single “All I Am” dips 9-10 while the album's “Thursday” enters at No. 24.