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Idles, 24kGoldn Rule U.K. Charts

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Tom Ham

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Idles are on top in their homeland as Ultra Mono (Partisan) takes the U.K. album chart crown.

The Bristol alternative rock band’s third album blasts to No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart, with 27,000 chart sales, including a year-best 15,400 sales on vinyl, the OCC reports.

Ultra Mono is the followup to the group’s Mercury Music Prize-nominated 2018 set Joy as an Act of Resistance, which peaked at No. 5.

Meanwhile, Machine Gun Kelly scores a career high with his pop-punk album Tickets To My Downfall (Bad Boy/Interscope), which opens at No. 3. Of MGK’s previous four albums, just one cracked the Top 40 (2017’s Bloom peaked at No. 37).

Following Michael Kiwanuka’s Mercury Prize win with KIWANUKA (Polydor), the album fires up on the Official U.K. Albums Chart. The winning 2019 record enjoys a 4,537% week-on-week rise in physical and digital sales, according to the BPI, powering it to a No. 4 return, just two places below its peak position.

Rounding out the Top 5 is the DeftonesOhms (Reprise), new at No. 5. It’s the veteran rockers’ third Top 10 album.

Over on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, 24kGoldn extends his chart reign into a second week with “Mood” (RECORDS/Black Butter) featuring Iann Dior. The San Francisco artist's hit grabs another 55,000 chart sales during the latest seven-day cycle, including 7 million streams, according to the OCC.

This week’s highest new entry belongs to South London duo Da Beatfreakz, who arrive at No. 20 with “808” (Columbia) featuring Dutchavelli.

Finally, Travis Scott takes a bite out the Top 40 with “Franchise” (Epic), his first solo single since 2019. It’s new at No. 26.

A collab with Young Thug and M.I.A.,“Franchise” was announced as Scott’s partnership with McDonald’s was in full swing.