London Rapper Dave Tops U.K. Album Chart With Debut Set 'Psychodrama'

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Dave performs on day 2 of Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 8, 2017 in London.

London rapper Dave hits No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart with his debut set Psychodrama (Dave/Neighbourhood), narrowly winning the sales race with Foals. Lewis Capaldi begins a third week atop the singles chart with “Someone You Loved” (EMI/Universal).

Dave scored a major chart-topping single in the U.K. last October with “Funky Friday” featuring Fredo, which spent eight weeks in the top ten. The album registered 26,000 combined units, according to the Official Charts Company, who say that 79% of its total came from track streams. Three of its tracks make prominent debuts on the singles chart: “Disaster” featuring J. Hus at No. 8, “Streatham” at No. 9 and “Location” featuring Burna Boy at No. 11.

In an all-new top four, Foals have to settle for a No. 2 debut with Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Pt 1 (Transgressive/Warner Music). Their fifth studio album finishes just 279 combined units behind Dave. Dido's Still On My Mind (BMG), also her fifth studio set, starts at No. 3 and Norwegian singer Sigrid at No. 4 with her first album Sucker Punch (Island/Universal). She made the top ten in February 2018 with “Strangers.”

Last week's new entry at No. 1, 2019 British breakthrough Brit award-winner Tom Walker's debut album What A Time To Be Alive (Relentless/Sony), falls to No. 5. Paul Weller scores a No. 10 entry with his Other Aspects — Live At The Royal Albert Hall (Parlophone/Warner Music). 

Capaldi's single finishes 5,600 combined units ahead of Calvin Harris's “Giant” (Columbia/Sony), featuring Rag 'n' Bone Man, which is at No. 2 for a third week. The unchanged top four has Mabel at No. 3 again with “Don't Call Me Up” (Polydor/Universal) and Ariana Grande at No. 4 with “Break Up With Your Girlfriend I'm Bored” (Republic/Universal). “Dancing With A Stranger” (Capitol/Universal) by Sam Smith featuring Normani, which spent three weeks at No. 3 earlier in its chart run, moves back 7-5.