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Slowthai Snags U.K. No. 1 With ‘Tyron’

Slowthai took the fast track to No. 1 in the U.K., where his sophomore album "Tyron" (Method) is the new leader.

Slowthai took the fast track to No. 1 in the U.K., where his sophomore album Tyron (Method) is the new leader, while Olivia Rodrigo enters a sixth week at the top of the national singles chart with “Drivers License” (Interscope).

Tyron blasts to No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart, for the British rapper’s first chart crown.

According to the Official Charts company, Tyron was the week’s best-seller on vinyl and it finishes with more than double the combined sales of its closest competitor, the prior week’s No. 1 Medicine At Midnight (Columbia) by Foo Fighters.

Tyron eclipses the British rapper’s best chart placing, a No. 9 for his Mercury Prize-shortlisted 2019 album Nothing Great About Britain.


Coming in at No. 3 on the albums chart is Pale Waves’ second effort, Who Am I (Dirty Hit). It’s a career best for the Manchester indie rockers, whose 2018 debut My Mind Makes Noises peaked at No. 8.

Dua Lipa’s former chart leader Future Nostalgia (Warner Records) vaults 11-4 following the release of an extended Moonlight Edition, while U.S. rockers The Pretty Reckless score a third U.K. Top 10 album with Death By Rock And Roll (Century Media). It’s new at No. 6.

Meanwhile, Rodrigo’s drove the perfect chart race to complete a sixth week at No. 1 with “Drivers License.”


Lil Tjay & 6LACK’s “Calling My Phone” (Columbia) had led at the halfway stage, but “Drivers License” powered ahead in the second half, finishing in front by just 1,700 combined sales.

“Calling My Phone” rings in at No. 2 and is the highest debut and most-streamed track of the week, the OCC reports, with 7.2 million spins.

Finally, Taylor Swift has another Top 40 hit to her name as “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” (EMI), a new recording of her 2008 song “Love Story,” enters at No. 12. It’s Swift’s 35th Top 40 appearance in the U.K.