Ariana Grande, The Prodigy Land New U.K. Chart Honors

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Ariana Grande performs at Wango Tango at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles. 

There's an instant No. 1 for Ariana Grande on the Official Charts Company singles chart with “Thank U, Next” (Republic/Universal). Plus, The Prodigy land their seventh chart-topping album in the territory with No Tourists (Take Me To The Hospital/BMG). 

Grande topped the U.K. countdown twice in 2014 with “Problem,” featuring Iggy Azalea, and “Bang Bang,” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj. “Thank U, Next” delivers robust combined units of 73,000, achieved in just six days after its release last Saturday night (Nov. 3). That total included 6.7 million streams, and saw the singer finish some 26,000 combined units ahead of Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's “Shallow” (Interscope/Universal), which falls to No. 2 after two weeks at the summit. 

Little Mix's “Woman Like Me” (Interscope/Cash Money/Universal), featuring Nicki Minaj, falls 2-3 on the new survey, and “Promises” (Columbia/Sony) by Calvin Harris and Sam Smith dips 3-4. Rita Ora's “Let You Love Me” (Atlantic/Warner Music) moves back 6-5. There's also an 18-7 climb for Jess Glynne's “Thursday” (Atlantic/Warner), while Halsey's “Without Me” (Capitol/Universal) is up 22-9, her best ranking as a lead artist. 

The Prodigy's new success, with combined units of 24,000, extends their span of No. 1 U.K. albums to over 24 years, since Music For The Jilted Generation debuted at the top.

The soundtrack to A Star Is Born (Interscope/Universal) holds at No. 2 and the Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack (Virgin/Universal) at No. 3. Last week's No. 1 album, Andrea Bocelli's Si (Sugar/Decca/Universal), falls to No. 4, with The Greatest Showman soundtrack (Atlantic/Warner) down 4-5.

There are new top ten titles on Sony Music CG for two chart veterans, as Barbra Streisand gets her 14th top ten album with Walls, at No. 6, and Bob Dylan's More Blood More Tracks, Bootleg Series 14 comes in at No. 9, his 38th top ten album. Ariana Grande's Sweetener moves back 15-10.


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