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Lil Nas X, London Grammar Rule U.K.’s Charts

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Alex Waespi

London Grammar

Lil Nas X enters a fourth week at No. 1 on the U.K.’s singles chart with “Montero (Call Me By your Name)” (Lil Nas X), as London Grammar blast to the summit of the national albums survey with California Soil (Ministry of Sound).

London Grammar, the trio of Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman, easily takes the Official U.K. Albums Chart crown as California Soil scoops 31,000 chart sales, a sum that bests the rest of the Top 5 combined.

It’s London Grammar’s second No. 1 album, following 2017’s The Truth Is A Beautiful Thing, and it’s the fastest selling album by a British act this year, with a quarter of all chart sales on vinyl, the OCC reports.

Meanwhile, London rapper AJ Tracey bows at No. 2 with Flu Game (Revenge Records), his sophomore album. It’s the U.K.’s most-streamed album of the chart cycle, according to the OCC, and it’s Tracey’s career high, narrowly beating the No. 3 peak of his 2019 self-titled debut.

Veteran U.S. rock outfit The Offspring complete an all-new Top 3 with Let The Bad Times Roll (Concord), their first album in almost a decade. Let The Bad Times Roll starts at No. 3 to give The Offspring their highest-charting to date in the U.K., easily eclipsing the No. 10 peak of Americana from 1998.

Also new to the weekly albums survey is Irish rock singer Imelda May, whose sixth LP 11 Past The Hour (Decca) opens at No. 6, while U.S. rockers Greta Van Fleet enter the survey at No. 8 with The Battle at Garden’s Gate (EMI), for their first appearance in the U.K. Top 10.

Lil Nas X’s latest hit continues to outstrip its rivals on streaming platforms. The track notches 7.6 million plays this week in the U.K., well ahead of the second-ranked track on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” (Def Jam) featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon.

Finally, Olivia Rodrigo speeds up the chart with “Déjà Vu” (Geffen), the followup to her global hit “Drivers License.” “Déjà Vu” leaps 26-12 on the latest tally.