Clean Bandit have their fourth U.K. No. 1 single, as “Solo” (Atlantic/Warner Music), featuring Demi Lovato, climbs 2-1 on the Official Charts Company survey. The Greatest Showman, also on Atlantic, moves into a 20th non-consecutive week atop the album chart.
“Solo” also makes Clean Bandit the first act to achieve seven straight top five hits in the U.K., as it withholds a strong challenge from George Ezra's “Shotgun” (Columbia/Sony), up 4-2. Anne-Marie's “2002” (Asylum/Warner) is at No. 3 again and last week's No. 1, Jess Glynne's “I'll Be There” (yet another Atlantic release) is down to No. 4.
Ariana Grande's “No Tears Left To Cry” (Republic/Universal) retains the No. 5 spot, while Years & Years land their fourth top 10 hit as “If You're Over Me” (Polydor/Universal) climbs 12-8. “Girls Like You” (Interscope/Universal) by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B is just outside the top ten, climbing 16-11.
The supremacy of The Greatest Showman on the album chart remains unchecked, as it draws ever nearer to sales of 1 million combined units, currently on 911,000. Ezra's Staying at Tamara's holds at No. 2, as 5 Seconds of Summer debut at No. 3 with Youngblood (Capitol/Universal).
The Beach Boys With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (UMC/Virgin/ Universal) holds last week's No. 4 entry position, while the surprise release last Saturday of JAY-Z and Beyoncé's album as the Carters, Everything Is Love (Roc Nation/RCA/Sony), takes it into the chart at No. 5. Johnny Marr starts at No. 7 with Call the Comet (New Voodoo/Warner Music). I Love Ibiza (Ministry of Sound) enters the compilation album chart at No. 1.
The death of rapper XXXTentaction prompts an 83-9 climb for the ? album (Virgin/Universal and a No. 13 re-entry for 17 (Bad Vibes Forever). He also has three tracks in the singles top 40: “Sad,” “Moonlight” and “Changes,” at Nos. 31, 32 and 33.