Calvin Harris Has Eighth U.K. No. 1 Single, Ed Sheeran Back to Album Summit
Calvin Harris has his eighth U.K. No. 1 single as "Feels" (Columbia/Sony), featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean, climbs three places. Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Asylum/Warner) moves back to the album summit for a 15th non-consecutive week, as the death of Glen Campbell brings about a new peak for his final album, Adiós (UMC/Universal).
Harris thus draws level with the Rolling Stones, Oasis and Eminem in his total of U.K. No. 1s, extending his span of chart-toppers to nine years, since “Dance Wiv Me,” featuring Dizzee Rascal, achieved the feat in 2008. “Feels” is also Williams' fourth No. 1 in the territory, Perry's fifth and Big Sean's first.
“Unforgettable” (Black Butter/Def Jam/Universal) by French Montana, featuring Swae Lee, reaches a new peak, climbing 4-2 as “Wild Thoughts” (Black Butter/We the Best) by DJ Khaled, featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, dips 2-3. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's “Despacito” (Interscope/Universal), which last week spent an 11th aggregate week at the top, falls to No. 4.
London-born Dua Lipa climbs 9-5 on the new Official Charts Company survey with “New Rules” (Warner Bros./Warner Music). Rudimental's “Sun Comes Up” (Asylum/Warner Music), featuring James Arthur, climbs again 8-6, as “Subeme La Radio” (RCA/Sony) by Enrique Iglesias, Sean Paul and Matt Terry climbs 12-10.
Sheeran's album starts its fifth separate stint at No. 1, having spent its first nine weeks at the top. ÷ has been in the top three of the chart for its entire 23-week chart life. Campbell's Adiós climbs 13-2, after debuting at No. 3 in June. Reaction to his passing on Tuesday (Aug. 8) at the age of 81 also sends the farewell album to No. 1 in Scotland and on the OCC's Americana album chart.
Arcade Fire's Everything Now (Columbia/Sony), which debuted at No. 1 last week, falls to No. 3, with Rag 'n' Bone Man's Human (Best Laid Plans/Columbia/Sony Music) dipping 3-4 and Lana Del Rey's Lust for Life (Polydor/Universal) 4-5. Def Leppard's 30th anniversary edition of Hysteria (UMC/Virgin/Universal) is the week's highest new entry at No. 14.