Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour (Capitol/Universal) regained the top spot on the U.K. album chart, where it debuted in June, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its new sales data Sunday (Sept. 7). Lilly Wood and Robin Schulz’s “Prayer In C” (Atlantic/Warner Music) withstood the challenge of Duke Dumont’s “Won’t Look Back” (EMI/Universal) to start a second week at No. 1 on the singles chart.
Smith’s album had two weeks atop the album survey in June and climbed back 5-1 on the new chart, as its latest single “I’m Not The Only One” improved 9-5. Royal Blood’s self-titled Warner Bros. set, which entered at No. 1 last week, fell into runner-up spot, with Ed Sheeran’s X (Atlantic/Warner Music) down 2-3.
Maroon 5’s V (Interscope/Universal) opened at No. 4, with the single “Maps” down 2-8. George Ezra’s Wanted On Voyage (Columbia/Universal) climbed 8-5, accompanied by a 43-27 climb for its new single “Blame It On Me.” Los Angeles sibling duo the Pierces made a No. 7 start with fifth album Creation (Polydor/Universal), following the No. 4 peak of 2011’s You & I. On the compilation chart, “Now That’s What I Call Music! 88” (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) is unmoveable at No. 1 for the seventh straight week.