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London Grammar Hurtling to U.K. Chart Crown With ‘Californian Soil’

London Grammar are digging out another U.K. No. 1 with "Californian Soil" (Ministry of Sound), their third album.

London Grammar are digging out another U.K. No. 1 with Californian Soil (Ministry of Sound), their third album.

The alternative-pop trio’s new set bolts to the lead on the midweek chart by outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined, the OCC reports.

Californian Soil is the market leader for sales (physical and digital) in the first half of the week, and should give the group their second leader following 2017’s Truth Is A Beautiful Thing. London Grammar’s self-titled debut reached No. 2 on the weekly chart in 2013.


It’s an all-new Top 5 on the Official Chart Update, which sees AJ Tracey’s second studio album Flu Game (Revenge Records) at No. 2 (it’s the most-streamed album of the week so far); followed by The Offspring’s first new album in almost a decade, Let The Bad Times Roll (Concord); veteran Irish rock singer Imelda May’s sixth LP 11 Past The Hour (Decca); and blues-rock band Greta Van Fleet‘s sophomore LP, The Battle at Garden’s Gate (EMI), respectively.

Taylor Swift’s current leader Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (EMI) looks likely to lose its crown after one week. It slumps 1-7 on the midweek chart.

Meanwhile, a boxed set reissue of Jethro Tull’s A (Rhino) could catapult the 1980 album into the Top 10 for the first time. It’s at No. 8 on the chart blast.

Rounding out the Top 10 is 300 Entertainment’s Slime Language 2 album, credited to Young Thug, Slimer Life and Gunna.

Over in the singles chart race, Lil Nas X maintains his lead with “Montero” (Call Me By Your Name)” (Lil Nas X). It’s at No. 1 on the Chart Update and is on track for a fourth straight week atop the Official U.K. Singles Chart.

The U.K.’s Official Charts are published late Friday, local time.