Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” (Atlantic) logs a third week at No. 1 in the U.K. while Doves fly high with their third leader as The Universal Want (Virgin) bows at the summit of the national albums chart.
“WAP” clocks up another 60,000 chart sales in the seven-day cycle, including 7.9 million streams, the Official Charts Company reports.
Meanwhile, producer Paul Woolford earns his first stint in the Top 5 as “Looking For Me” (Ministry of Sound), his Diplo collaboration featuring Kareen Lomax, rises 8-5, while Jason Derulo bags a 14th Top 10 hit as “Take You Dancing” (Atlantic) lifts 11-9.
Further down the list, rapper S1mba enjoys a second Top 20 track as “Loose” (Parlophone) featuring KSI is the week’s highest debut, at No. 14. It’s the follow up to his viral hit “Rover,” which peaked at No. 3 earlier in the year.
Also, U.S. rapper Saweetie cracks the U.K. Top 40 for the very first time as “Tap In” (Warner Records) improves 41- 39.
Over on the Official U.K. Albums Chart, Manchester’s Doves are celebrating an impressive return with The Universal Want, their fifth studio album and first album in 11 years.
It’s new at No. 1, after shifting more than double the volume of its nearest rival, Pop Smoke’s posthumous release Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon (Republic Records).
Elsewhere, Manchester outfit Everything Everything snag their fourth Top 10 with Re-Animator (Infinity Industries), new at No. 5, and goth-rock veteran Marilyn Manson sees We Are Chaos (Concord/Loma Vista) start at No. 7, for his sixth Top 10.
And finally, psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips earn a fifth Top 40 with American Head (Bella Union), their 16th album. It’s new at No. 17 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart.