Ariana Grande Replaces Herself Atop U.K. Singles Chart -- Again
Ariana Grande again dominates the U.K. charts, starting a second frame at No. 1 with her Thank U, Next album and replacing herself atop the singles countdown again, where “7 Rings” returns to the summit ahead of last week's best-seller, “Break Up With Your Girlfriend I'm Bored” (Republic/Universal).
Her album keeps its crown ahead of The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner), which stays at No. 2 after Hugh Jackman's opening performance at the Brit Awards on Wednesday. The motion picture cast recording of A Star Is Born (Interscope/Universal) rebounds 6-3 on the Official Charts Company tally, with Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody (Virgin/Universal) holding at No. 4. George Ezra's Brits victory as British male solo artist helps Staying at Tamara (Columbia/Sony) improve 7-5.
South London collective D-Block Europe score a No. 6 debut with the self-released Home Alone, while Queen's Platinum Collection (Virgin/Universal) rises 9-8 and Avril Lavigne starts at No. 10 with Head Above Water (BMG). Now That's What I Call Music 101 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) tops the compilation chart for a 12th aggregate week.
Grande's move back to No. 1 with “7 Rings,” a week after “Break Up” had replaced it at the top, makes her the first artist ever to succeed herself at the singles summit two weeks in a row. Lewis Capaldi holds at No. 3 on the new chart with “Someone You Loved” (EMI/Universal), as double Brit Award winner Calvin Harris climbs 6-4 with “Giant” (Columbia/Sony), featuring Rag'n'Bone Man. Mabel's “Don't Call Me Up” (Polydor/Universal) holds at No. 5.
Billie Eilish is up 10-8 with “Bury a Friend” (Interscope/Universal), while “Options” (NSG) by NSG featuring Tion Wayne improves 12-9 and Ava Max's “Sweet But Psycho” (Atlantic/Warner) 11-10.