Wiz Khalifa Tops U.K. Singles Chart As Paul Simon Has First No. 1 Album in 25 Years
Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" (Atlantic) featuring Charlie Puth is the U.K.'s fastest-selling single of the year.
Gregor Salto and Ane Brun on Ministry of Sound. “Firestone” (Epic/Sony) by Kygo featuring Conrad Sewell rose 11-10, and the highest new entry of the week (at No. 11, unusually low for that distinction) was Lethal Bizzle’s “Fester Skank” (Virgin EMI/Universal), featuring Diztortion.
Simon has three previous No. 1 albums to his credit in the U.K., his self-titled 1972 set, the 1986 landmark Graceland and 1990’s The Rhythm of the Saints. The European leg of his tour with Sting started in Krakow, Poland last month and the U.K. and Ireland dates began on April 7 in Dublin, concluding at the 02 in London last Thursday and Friday.
James Bay’s Chaos and the Calm (Republic/Universal) held at No. 2, and there were top ten debuts for Liverpool indie rock band the Wombats at No. 5 with Glitterbug (14th Floor) and U.S. rockers Halestorm at No. 10 with Into The Wild Life (Atlantic/Warner). Now That’s What I Call Music 90 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) leads the compilation chart for a third week.