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Olivia Rodrigo Chases Chart Double In U.K.

The teenage Californian artist and actor has the U.K.'s best-selling single and album at the midweek point, the OCC reports.

Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour (Geffen) could produce a sweet chart double in the U.K.

The teenage Californian artist and actor has the U.K.’s best-selling single and album at the midweek point, the OCC reports.

Following its release last Friday (May 21), Rodrigo’s debut Sour flies to No. 1 on the Official Albums Chart Update, opening-up a lead of 7,500 chart sales ahead of its closest rival.

Sour is the most-streamed album of the week so far as its third single, “Good 4 U,” rises to No. 1 on the Official Singles Chart Update.

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Some way behind at No. 2 at the midweek albums survey is Gary Numan’s 22nd studio effort Intruder (BMG), which is on track to give the veteran synth-pop artist his seventh Top 5.
Intruder, so far, is the biggest physical release of the cycle.

Meanwhile, Twenty One Pilots are coming in to land their third U.K. Top 10 with Scaled And Icy (Atlantic/Fueled By Ramen), new at No. 3, following the American alternative rock artists’ performance Sunday (May 23) at the Billboard Music Awards.

Another act who’s enjoying a post-BBMAs boost is Pink, whose All I Know So far: Setlist (RCA), the companion set to her streaming concert film, bows at No. 4. It’s the most downloaded album of the week.

Pink, the Icon Award winner and a performer at the BBMAs, also sees a spike for her 2010 career retrospective Greatest Hits… So Far!!! (LaFace), currently vaulting 68-39.

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Completing the Top 5 is shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine and their classic 1991 album Loveless. The LP drops in at No. 5 thanks to a catalog reissue on CD and vinyl via Domino Recordings, while the Irish outfit’s 1988 debut Isn’t Anything impacts at No. 8 and 2013’s MBV is at No. 10.

My Bloody Valentine’s catalog was recently made available on streaming platforms for the first time.

Another ‘90s favorite from the British Isles set for an overdue return to the Official U.K. Albums Chart is Gruff Rhys, of Welsh psychedelic rock act Super Furry Animals. Rhys’ solo LP Seeking New Gods (Rough Trade) is at No. 7 on the chart blast.

The Official U.K. Singles and Albums Charts are published late Friday, local time.