‘Greatest Showman’ Matches Adele’s Record Atop U.K. Albums Chart
"Showman" now draws level with Adele's "21" for the longest unbroken run at the U.K. summit for 30 years.
There’s still no stopping the movie cast recording of The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner), as it marches into an 11th week atop the U.K. album chart, matching a modern-day record set by Adele in the process. Drake’s “God’s Plan” (Cash Money/ Republic/Universal) also continues its singles reign, with a ninth week at No. 1.
Showman now draws level with Adele’s 21 for the longest unbroken run at the U.K. summit for 30 years. The cast album is now at 465,000 combined units, according to the Official Charts Company, made up of 197,000 physical copies, 107,000 downloads and 35% streaming.
Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide)(Asylum/Warner Music) holds at No. 2, as rapper XXXTentacion arrives at No. 3 with ? (Bad Vibes Forever). Dua Lipa’s self-titled Warner Bros. debut set is back up 7-4 and British rock band the Fratellis‘ In Your Own Sweet Time (Cooking Vinyl) starts at No. 5 to give them their first top ten since Here We Stand reached the same peak in 2008.
The Decemberists have their first U.K. top ten album as I’ll Be Your Girl (Rough Trade) debuts at No. 8 and indie pop outfit Fickle Friends come in at No. 9 with their debut album You Are Someone Else (Polydor/Universal). Andrew Lloyd Webber — Unmasked (Polydor/UMC/Universal) opens at No. 1 on the compilations chart.
The Drake single becomes the 21st in U.K. chart history to score nine weeks or more at No. 1. The Canadian star already has one of the previous 20, “One Dance,” which led the way for 15 weeks in 2016. “These Days” (Asylum/Warner Music) by Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen is at No. 2 for a seventh straight week, matching the record for an unbroken run in runner-up spot held by All-4-One’s “I Swear” in 1994 and “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera in 2011.
Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” (Atlantic/Warner Music) holds at No. 3 and “Friends” (Asylum/Atlantic/Warner) by Marshmello and Anne-Marie at No. 4. George Ezra moves 12-5 with “Paradise” (Columbia/Sony), from his second album Staying At Tamara’s, which is out Friday (March 23). “The Middle” (Interscope/Universal) by Zedd featuring Maren Morris and Grey improves 10-9.