Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper score a U.K. chart double, climbing 4-1 on the singles countdown with “Shallow” and returning 2-1 on the album survey with Interscope/Universal's parent soundtrack A Star Is Born.
“Shallow” is Gaga's fifth No. 1 single in the territory and first for more than eight years, since “Telephone” featuring Beyoncé spent two weeks at the summit. It's also the third time she had achieved the double victory, after “Poker Face” and The Fame did it in 2009 and “Telephone” and The Fame Monster in 2010. The Official Charts Company reports that Cooper is the first Hollywood actor to top the U.K. singles chart since Nicole Kidman did so with Robbie Williams on 2001's “Somethin' Stupid.”
The Gaga/Cooper track finishes the week some 1,200 combined units ahead of last week's No. 1, “Promises” (Columbia/Sony) by Calvin Harris and Sam Smith. Another former chart leader, Dave's “Funky Friday” (Dave Neighbourhood), featuring Fredo, falls 2-3, as “Happier” by Marshmello & Bastille (Positiva/Universal) dips 3-4. Rita Ora's “Let You Love Me” (Atlantic/Warner) moves back 6-5.