Gerry Cinnamon can just about taste his first U.K. No. 1. The Scottish singer and songwriter (real name Gerard Crosbie) blasts to the top of the midweek U.K. albums chart with The Bonny (Little Runaway), which was the leader on all formats over the weekend, according to the Official Charts Company.
The Bonny, the followup to his debut Erratic Cinematic, which peaked at No. 17 in 2018, has a lead of 13,000 chart sales to rule the Official Albums Chart Update.
Meanwhile, British alternative rock outfit Enter Shikari are hurtling towards a new career peak with their sixth album, Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible (So Recordings). The LP enters the midweek chart at No. 2, ahead of last week’s chart leader, Dua Lipa’s Future Nostaglia (Warner Records).
There’s an influx of fresh music in the top 10 as Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien (as EOG) sees his debut solo set Earth (Polydor) start at No. 5 on the midweek chart, DaBaby’s Blame It On Baby (Interscope) debuts at No. 6, and veteran British neo-rock outfit Marillion is new at No. 7 with Script For a Jester’s Tear (Rhino), while new releases from Nafe Smallz, Elbow and Fiona Apple impact the top 20.
Meanwhile, the race to the Official U.K. Singles Chart has an outright favorite in Michael Ball and Captain Tom Moore’s cover of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (Decca). The NHS fundraiser rules the midweek singles chart, ahead of The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (Republic Records) which dips 1-2.
The Official U.K. Singles and Albums Charts are published late Friday, local time.