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Snow Patrol’s ‘Wildness’ Denied U.K. No. 1 Album By ‘Greatest Showman’

The first studio album in seven years by Snow Patrol is pipped for the U.K. No. 1 spot by the all-conquering 'The Greatest Showman'.

The first studio album in seven years by Snow Patrol is beaten out for the U.K. No. 1 spot by the all-conquering The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner). Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa‘s “One Kiss” (Columbia/ Warner Bros) starts a seventh week atop the singles chart, to become the Scottish DJ’s longest-running No. 1. 

Snow Patrol’s Wildness (Polydor/Universal) led the way all week on the Official Charts Comapny standings, but was beaten to the summit by just 900 combined units, and finished at No. 2. Showman thus logs a 17th non-consecutive week there, in its 24th chart frame. Shawn Mendes‘ self-titled third album, on EMI/Universal, enters at No. 3, and Biffy Clyro‘s MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse (14th Floor/Warner Music) at No. 4.


George Ezra is at No. 5 again with Staying At Tamara’s (Columbia/Sony), its tenth consecutive week in the top five. There’s a third straight U.K. top ten album for Scottish synth-poppers CHVRCHES, as Love Is Dead (Virgin/Universal) lands at No. 7.

Harris’ seven-week singles reign overtakes the six-week stint at the top for “We Found Love,” his 2011 collaboration with Rihanna. “One Kiss” ended the week some 15,000 combined units ahead of Drake‘s “Nice For What” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal), which stays at No. 2.


Anne-Marie‘s “2002” (Asylum/Warner) climbs again 4-3, changing places with Ariana Grande‘s “No Tears Left To Cry” (Republic/Universal). Jess Glynne‘s “I’ll Be There” (Atlantic/Warner) is up 6-5. There’s also a ninth top ten single for her former collaborators Clean Bandit, as “Solo” (Atlantic/Warner), featuring Demi Lovato, climbs 12-10.