UK OCC Charts: 8th - 14th September 2017

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Postby Blondini » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:51 pm

Official Singles Chart Top 100
08 September 2017 - 14 September 2017

The UK's Top 100 biggest songs of the week is compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on sales of downloads, CDs, vinyl and audio streams. Tune into the UK Top 40 on BBC Radio 1 and MTV.

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1 1 2* Taylor Swift ~ Look What You Made Me Do
2 2 9 Dua Lipa ~ New Rules
3 3 5 Pink ~ What About Us?
4 5 3 Justin Bieber and BloodPop ~ Friends
5 9 9 J Balvin and Willy William ~ Mi Gente
6 7 3 CNCO and Little Mix ~ Reggaeton Lento
7 NE 1 Taylor Swift ~ …Ready For It?
8 8 6 James Hype ft Kelli-Leigh ~ More Than Friends
9 12 9 Demi Lovato ~ Sorry Not Sorry
10 6 10 Rudimental ft James Arthur ~ Sun Comes Up
11 24 5 Camila Cabello ft Young Thug ~ Havana
12 11 7 Louis Tomlinson ft Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals ~ Back To You
13 10 21 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft Justin Bieber ~ Despacito ***
14 14 15 Rita Ora ~ Your Song
15 18 8 The Script ~ Rain
16 19 3 Chris Brown ~ Questions
17 16 12 Jax Jones ft Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don ~ Instruction
18 4 12 Calvin Harris ft Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean ~ Feels ***
19 20 10 Yungen ft Yxng Bane ~ Bestie
20 17 21 French Montana ft Swae Lee ~ Unforgettable ***
21 15 7 Enrique Iglesias ft Sean Paul and Matt Terry ~ Subeme La Radio
22 29 16 Katy Perry ft Nicki Minaj ~ Swish Swish
23 NE 1 Maroon 5 ft SZA ~ What Lovers Do
24 21 12 DJ Khaled ft Rihanna and Bryson Tiller ~ Wild Thoughts ***
25 22 13 Alma ~ Chasing Highs
26 25 22 Lil Uzi Vert ~ XO Tour Llif3
27 23 6 Macklemore ft Skylar Grey ~ Glorious
28 28 35 Ed Sheeran ~ Shape Of You ***
29 13 13 Sigala and Ella Eyre ~ Came Here For Love ***
30 26 18 Jonas Blue ft William Singe ~ Mama ***
31 36 6 Charli XCX ~ Boys
32 NE 1 Jason Derulo ~ If I'm Lucky
33 30 10 Axwell & Ingrosso ~ More Than You Know
34 33 18 Post Malone ft Quavo ~ Congratulations
35 37 4 Avicii ft Rita Ora ~ Lonely Together
36 39 7 J Hus ~ Spirit
37 27 15 Little Mix ft Stormzy ~ Power ***
38 53 4 Marshmello ft Khalid ~ Silence
39 32 16 Liam Payne ft Quavo ~ Strip That Down ***
40 34 19 Maggie Lindemann ~ Pretty Girl ***

41 66 5 Logic ft Alessia Cara and Khalid ~ 1-800-273-8255
42 35 9 Zedd and Liam Payne ~ Get Low
43 NE 1 Megan McKenna ~ High Heeled Shoes
44 43 4 Avicii ft Sandro Cavazza ~ Without You
45 38 20 Shawn Mendes ~ There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back ***
46 31 9 Kesha ~ Praying
47 40 20 Charlie Puth ~ Attention ***
48 54 7 Hardy Caprio ft One Acen ~ Unsigned
49 41 25 Clean Bandit ft Zara Larsson ~ Symphony ***
50 73 4 Stefflon Don ft French Montana ~ Hurtin' Me
51 52 6 Portugal. The Man ~ Feel It Still
52 57 6 Snakehips and Anne-Marie ft Joey Bada$$ ~ Either Way
53 NE 1 Megan McKenna ~ Far Cry From Love
54 44 16 Camila Cabello ~ Crying In The Club ***
55 45 18 Niall Horan ~ Slow Hands ***
56 42 13 David Guetta ft Justin Bieber ~ 2U ***
57 47 29 The Chainsmokers and Coldplay ~ Something Just Like This ***
58 RE 26 Julia Michaels ~ Issues ***
59 65 4 Cardi B ~ Bodak Yellow
60 46 12 Duke Dumont and Gorgon City ft Naations ~ Real Life
61 NE 1 Paloma Faith ~ Crybaby
62 56 2 XXXtentacion ~ Jocelyn Flores
63 59 6 21 Savage ~ Bank Account
64 48 19 DJ Khaled ft Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne ~ I'm the One ***
65 64 3 Yxng Bane ~ Rihanna
66 51 14 Major Lazer ft Travis Scott, Camila Cabello and Quavo ~ Know No Better ***
67 55 6 Skrillex and Poo Bear ~ Would You Ever?
68 50 45 Ariana Grande ~ One Last Time ***
69 80 2 Khalid ~ Young Dumb & Broke
70 58 27 J Hus ~ Did You See? ***
71 82 9 Lotto Boyzz ~ No Don
72 74 4 Mabel ft Kojo Funds ~ Finders Keepers
73 71 35 Ed Sheeran ~ Castle OnThe Hill ***
74 72 9 Travis Scott ~ Butterfly Effect
75 61 8 Lauv ~ I Like Me Better

76 70 27 Ed Sheeran ~ Galway Girl ***
77 63 11 Drake ~ Signs ***
78 62 28 Jason Derulo ft Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign ~ Swalla ***
79 67 16 Auli'I Cravalho ~ How Far I'll Go
80 NE 1 Matoma and The Vamps ~ Staying Up
81 78 23 Kendrick Lamar ~ Humble ***
82 89 2 CamelPhat and Elderbrook ~ Cola
83 RE 17 Evanescence ~ My Immortal
84 84 5 OneRepublic and Seeb ~ Rich Love
85 83 75 Taylor Swift ~ Shake It Off
86 79 17 Imagine Dragons ~ Thunder ***
87 75 17 Miley Cyrus ~ Malibu ***
88 68 8 Selena Gomez ft Gucci Mane ~ Fetish
89 99 2 XXXtentacion ft Trippie Redd ~ F**k Love
90 93 10 Kendrick Lamar ft Rihanna ~ Loyalty
91 100 27 Martin Solveig ft Ina Wroldsen ~ Places ***
92 91 33 Martin Jensen ~ Solo Dance ***
93 92 42 Rag'n'Bone Man ~ Human ***
94 RE 3 Liam Gallagher ~ For What It's Worth
95 94 70 Justin Timberlake ~ Can't Stop The Feeling! ***
96 86 182 The Killers ~ Mr. Brightside ***
97 88 2 XXXtentacion ~ Everybody Dies In Their Nightmares
98 81 10 Bruno Mars vs. David Guetta ~ Versace On The Floor
99 NE 1 Martin Solveig ft Alma ~ All Stars
100 98 27 Future ~ Mask Off ***


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Official Albums Chart Top 100
08 September 2017 - 14 September 2017

The UK's Top 100 biggest artist albums of the week is compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on sales of CDs, downloads, vinyl and weighted audio streams.

http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/albums-chart/

1 NE 1 The Script ~ Freedom Child
2 2 27 Ed Sheeran ~ ÷ (Divide)
3 NE 1 LCD Soundsystem ~ American Dream
4 NE 1 OMD ~ The Punishment Of Luxury

5 1 2 Queens Of The Stone Age ~ Villains
6 NE 1 Mogwai ~ Every Country's Sun
7 NE 1 Jake Bugg ~ Hearts That Strain

8 7 30 Rag'n'Bone Man ~ Human
9 9 14 Dua Lipa ~ Dua Lipa
10 6 36 Elvis Presley ~ The 50 Greatest Hits
11 11 40 Motion Picture Cast - Moana ~ Moana
12 13 42 Little Mix ~ Glory Days
13 NE 1 Newton Faulkner ~ Hit The Ground Running
14 18 269 Eminem ~ Curtain Call: The Hits
15 3 2 The War On Drugs ~ A Deeper Understanding
16 15 168 Ed Sheeran ~ ×
17 8 13 Glen Campbell ~ Adios / Greatest Hits
18 17 25 Drake ~ More Life
19 NE 1 Motorhead ~ Under Cover
20 NE 1 Bicep ~ Bicep

21 12 2 XXXtentacion ~ 17
22 21 17 J Hus ~ Common Sense
23 NE 1 Starsailor ~ All This Life
24 36 18 Kasabian ~ For Crying Out Loud
25 22 13 London Grammar ~ Truth Is A Beautiful Thing
26 24 234 Foo Fighters ~ Greatest Hits
27 23 21 Kendrick Lamar ~ Damn
28 31 209 Oasis ~ Time Flies... 1994-2009
29 67 17 Harry Styles ~ Harry Styles
30 5 2 Shane Filan ~ Love Always
31 30 12 Royal Blood ~ How Did We Get So Dark?
32 19 7 Lana Del Rey ~ Lust For Life
33 RE 162 The Verve ~ Urban Hymns **deluxe 20th ann. edition charting this week
34 NE 1 Steve Winwood ~ Winwood: Greatest Hits Live
35 33 47 Motion Picture Cast - Trolls ~ Trolls
36 14 2 Lil Uzi Vert ~ Luv Is Rage 2
37 42 28 Stormzy ~ Gang Signs & Prayer
38 28 11 Imagine Dragons ~ Evolve
39 32 114 Taylor Swift ~ 1989
40 76 801 Abba ~ Gold: Greatest Hits

41 29 135 Linkin Park ~ Hybrid Theory
42 41 285 Ed Sheeran ~ +
43 38 696 Fleetwood Mac ~ Rumours
44 34 789 Bob Marley and The Wailers ~ Legend
45 47 296 Oasis ~ (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
46 27 6 Arcade Fire ~ Everything Now
47 45 94 Adele ~ 25
48 39 301 Fleetwood Mac ~ The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac
49 50 116 P!nk ~ Greatest Hits… So Far!!!
50 51 309 Michael Jackson ~ Number Ones
51 44 41 The Weeknd ~ Starboy
52 75 204 Whitney Houston ~ The Ultimate Collection
53 48 70 Ariana Grande ~ My Everything
54 25 21 John Denver ~ The Ultimate Collection
55 82 280 Guns N' Roses ~ Greatest Hits
56 NE 1 Paradise Lost ~ Medusa
57 43 92 Coldplay ~ A Head Full Of Dreams
58 64 35 Post Malone ~ Stoney
59 61 208 Arctic Monkeys ~ AM
60 40 10 Calvin Harris ~ Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
61 57 95 Justin Bieber ~ Purpose
62 NE 1 Walter Trout ~ We're All In This Together
63 56 25 Zara Larsson ~ So Good
64 4 2 PVRIS ~ All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell
65 58 68 Ariana Grande ~ Dangerous Woman
66 52 42 Bruno Mars ~ 24K Magic
67 55 107 Jess Glynne ~ I Cry When I Laugh
68 53 789 Queen ~ Greatest Hits
69 RE 177 Bon Jovi ~ Greatest Hits
70 62 44 Shawn Mendes ~ Illuminate
71 85 156 Sam Smith ~ In The Lonely Hour
72 73 71 Drake ~ Views
73 NE 1 Beau Dermott ~ Brave
74 69 12 Lorde ~ Melodrama
75 63 11 Bee Gees ~ Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits

76 NE 1 T. Rex ~ Remixes
77 72 43 David Bowie ~ Legacy
78 70 13 Linkin Park ~ One More Light
79 10 2 Fifth Harmony ~ Fifth Harmony
80 NE 1 Martin Simpson ~ Trails & Tribulations
81 46 3 Neck Deep ~ The Peace and The Panic
82 26 9 Haim ~ Something To Tell You
83 NE 1 Bars & Melody ~ Generation Z
84 RE 49 Maroon 5 ~ Singles
85 59 13 Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie ~ Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie
86 74 57 Eminem ~ The Marshall Mathers LP 2
87 81 250 Oasis ~ Definitely Maybe
88 84 278 Amy Winehouse ~ Back To Black
89 37 3 Chase and Status ~ Tribe
90 65 13 Katy Perry ~ Witness
91 78 105 Twenty One Pilots ~ Blurryface
92 89 39 Dolly Parton ~ The Very Best Of
93 68 9 Jay-Z ~ 4:44
94 99 155 Arctic Monkeys ~ Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
95 97 315 Nirvana ~ Nevermind
96 95 8 Bugzy Malone ~ King Of The North
97 20 3 Steven Wilson ~ To The Bone
98 87 505 Pink Floyd ~ The Dark Side Of The Moon
99 49 15 Paramore ~ After Laughter
100 90 109 Red Hot Chili Peppers ~ Greatest Hits


Text source: BuzzJack (edited and refined by your host)

Source: OCC / Radio 1

*Weeks on top 100 chart as listed on OCC site.
**Complete total of all entries in brackets.
***ACR affected tracks.
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Postby Blondini » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:10 pm

Music Week report by Alan Jones

Singles

Female solo artists continue to dominate the chart, with Look What You Made Me Do – the first single from Taylor Swift's upcoming album Reputation – at No.1 (46,411 sales, including 30,166 from sales-equivalent streams) for the second time in an unchanged top three, ahead of Dua Lipa's New Rules (2-2, 41,413 sales), and Pink's What About Us (3-3, 32,045 sales).

Swift also racks up her 11th Top 10 single, with ...Ready For It? – the second cut from Reputation – opening at No.7 (24,089 sales). Although making significantly lower debuts, reality TV star Megan McKenna's High Heeled Shoes (No.43, 8,480 sales) and Far Cry From Love (No.53, 6,999 sales) were released less than 48 hours before the end of the chart week, and achieved higher paid-for sales in that period that any other tracks, following the debut of her new ITVBe show There's Something About Megan, which documents her trip to Nashville and the launch of her career as a 'country' artist. McKenna's TV credits include Britain's Got Talent, Ex On The Beach, Celebrity Big Brother, TOWIE and The X Factor.

The last of these started its 14th season last weekend, and instantly made an impact on the chart, with Liverpudlian Anthony Russell's performance of Julia Michaels' Issues – a No.10 hit for her in April – back into the Top 75 after an absence of 10 weeks, with sales of 6,527 copies earning it a No.58 position and raising its cumulative sales to 594,034.

Turning from Top 10 hitmakers of the past (Michaels) and (possibly) the future (McKenna), we return to the current Top 10 but stick with the girls, specfically with Demi Lovato, who scores her fifth Top 10 hit and her first for exactly two years with Sorry Not Sorry, on its ninth week in the Top 75, climbing 12-9 (22,202 sales).

After slipping last week, the reggaeton smash Mi Gente bounces 9-5 (24,945 sales) to achieve a new peak for J Balvin & Willy William, and there are recoveries (but not new peaks) for Justin Bieber & BloodPop's Friends (5-4, 27,846 sales) and CNCO & Little Mix's Reggaeton Lento (7-6, 24,201 sales).

The rest of the Top 10: More Than Friends (8-8, 23,390 sales) by James Hype feat. Kelli-Leigh and Sun Comes Up (6-10, 21,348 sales) by Rudimental feat. James Arthur.

Falling out of the Top 10 are two multi-artist former No.1s: Feels (4-18, 17,097 sales) by Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – the latest casualty of SCR (standard chart ratio) stream slashing – and Despacito (10-13, 20,207 sales) by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber.

Maroon 5's third collaboration with an urban star in a row – following No.5 Kendrick Lamar collaboration Don't Wanna Know and No.24 Future teaming Cold – What Lovers Do features SZA, and debuts at No.23 (14,358 sales). Their 22nd Top 75 entry (and her first), it is based on Neiked's Sexual, which reached No.5 earlier this year. None of The Maroon 5 tracks mentioned above has yet appeared on an album, suggesting that all three may appear on their upcoming sixth collection.

Also new to the chart are If I'm Lucky (No.32, 10,478 sales), Jason DeRulo's 22nd hit in total and the second from his upcoming album 777; Crybaby (No.61, 6,204 sales), Paloma Faith's first chart entry since 2014 and the initial single from her forthcoming LP, The Architect; Young, Dumb & Broke (80-69, 5,560 sales), the fourth hit for Khalid; and No Don (82-71, 5,433 sales), the introductory hit by Birmingham hip-hop duo Lotto Boyzz.

With Cuba under threat from Hurricane Irma, Camila Cabello's Havana – a love song to the capital of the Communist island state in which she was born – whips up a storm, dashing 24-11 (20,810 sales). She made the Top 10 twice as a member of Fifth Harmony, but has yet to get there solo, although this is the fourth song she has had in the Top 20 so far this year.

Also migrating to new peaks are: Rain (18-15, 18,850 sales) by The Script, Questions (19-16, 18,737 sales) by Chris Brown, Swish Swish (29-22, 14,458 sales) by Katy Perry feat. Nicki Minaj, Boys (36-31, 10,753 sales) by Charli XCX, Spirit (39-36, 9,431 sales) by J Hus and Silence (53-38, 9,043 sales) by Marshmello feat. Khalid. Also, 1-800-273-8255 (66-41, 8,579 sales) by Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid, Unsigned (54-48, 7,420 sales) by Hardy Caprio feat. One Acen, Hurtin' Me (73-50, 7,254 sales) by Stefflon Don & French Montana and Bodak Yellow (65-59, 6,250 sales) by Cardi B.

Overall singles sales are up 3.42% week-on-week at 13,425,414, 32.73% above same week 2016 sales of 10,114,664. Streams accounted for 12,211,166 sales, a record 90.96% of the total. Paid-for sales are up 0.40% week -on-week at 1,214,248, and are 26.39% below same week 2016 sales of 1,649,653. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 214th week in a row.

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Albums

In another week of heavy action but light sales, 13 albums debut inside the Top 75, with The Script leading the influx and scoring their fourth No.1 from five releases in a little over nine years with Freedom Child.

Home to the hit Rain, which advances to a new peak of No.15 this week, Freedom Child sold 29,574 copies, including 2,179 from sales-equivalent streams. Although that is more than twice as many copies as any other artist album in the frame, it is the first album by the Dublin trio to sell fewer than 40,000 copies on debut. Their eponymous 2008 debut topped the chart on sales of 54,520, follow-up Science & Faith did likewise on sales of 70,816 in 2010, third album, Number Three opened and peaked at number two on sales of 52,878 in 2012 and No Sound Without Silence sold 42,546 copies as it opened atop the list slightly under three years ago. The all-time sales of their albums are in the same order as their release, with The Script selling 1,299,847 copies to date, followed by Science & Faith (798,403), Number 3 (558,708) and No Sound Without Silence (350,098).

The Script are the third Irish band in chart history to have more than three No.1 albums, joining U2 (10), Westlife (7) and Boyzone (5).

More than seven years after their third album became their first Top 10 entry, New York dance/punk act LCD Soundsystem seem to have lost little impetus from their long lay-off – which included a four year disbandment – and have their highest-charting album to date with American Dream debuting at No.3 (11,893 sales). Their eponymous 2005 debut peaked at No.20, 2007's Sound Of Silver at No.28 and 2010's This Is Happening at No.7. Despite achieving the lowest chart peak, Sound Of Silver is their biggest seller with to-date sales of 127,915.

Still fronted by 1978 founders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) score their 13th straight Top 40 and third since their 2006 reformation with The Punishment Of Luxury. Debuting at No.4 (9,894 sales) it is the sixth of those albums to make the Top 10, and the first since 1991, when Sugar Tax (on which Humphreys did not appear) debuted and peaked at No.3. The Liverpool synth-pop legends last album, English Electric was similarly their highest charting studio album for 22 years, when debuting at number 12 (7,267 sales) in 2013.

It is 20 years next month since Glaswegian rock band Mogwai's debut album Young Team gained a toehold on the chart, debuting at No.75 on sales of 2,683 copies. Their 10th regular studio album, Every Country's Sun, is also the highest-charting, debuting at No.6 (6,331 sales) to surpass their ninth, which became their first to make the Top 10 when it debuted and peaked at No.10 (7,783 sales) in 2014. They have been in the chart since then with Atomic, the soundtrack to a BBC war documentary with instrumental soundscapes fashioned by the band, which reached No.20 (4,242 sales) last year.

For the third week in a row, there are five debuts in the Top 10 – the first time that has happened this year. The last of the new arrivals is Hearts That Strain, the fourth album in a little under five years for Nottingham singer/songwriter Jake Bugg. Still only 23, Bugg was a mere 18 when his self-titled debut was a critical success and opened atop the chart in October 2012 on sales of 35,785 copies. The only male soloists to have a No.1 album at a younger age than Bugg are Neil Reid, who was 12 when his eponymous first album was released in 1972, and Justin Bieber, who was also 18 when Believe reached No.1 in 2012. Bugg also acquitted himself well with second album Shangri-La selling even more copies (39,714) to debut at No.3 in 2013, and completed a hat trick of top five debuts when third album On My Own sold 16,079 copies to open at No.4 last year. Hearts That Strain breaks that streak this week, debuting at No.7 after selling 5,350 copies.

After becoming Queens Of The Stone Age's first No.1 album last week, Villains dips to No.5 (7,810 sales).

Elsewhere in the Top 10, Ed Sheeran's ÷ holds at No.2 (13,214 sales) and Dua Lipa remains at No.9 (4,669 sales) while there are declines for Rag'N'Bone Man's Human (7-8, 5,164 sales) and The 50 Greatest Hits (6-10, 4,469 sales) by Elvis Presley.

Falling out of the Top 10: A Deeper Understanding (3-15, 3,970 sales) by War On Drugs, Adios (8-17, 3,533 sales) by Glen Campbell, Love Always (5-30, 2,513 sales) by Shane Filan, All We Know Of Heaven All We Need Of Hell (4-64, 1,633 sales) by Pvris and Fifth Harmony (10-79, 1,429 sales).

Straddling the same folk/rock divide as Jake Bugg, Newton Faulkner was also a young singer/songwriter of great promise when his first album, Hand Built By Robots topped the chart in 2007. Faulkner's third album, Write It On Your Skin, was also a No.1 and his first four albums all made the Top 10 – a sequence which came to a sudden end when his fifth album Human Love debuted and peaked at No.41 on sales of 4,832 copies in 2015. Faulkner's sixth album Hit The Ground Running – his first for his own Battenburg label – makes a much higher debut (No.13) but delivers his lowest first week sales of 4,206 copies.

Containing their previously unreleased cover of David Bowie's Heroes – recorded just weeks before frontman Lemmy's 2015 death – Under Cover collects together Motorhead's recordings of fellow rockers' material and becomes their 22nd chart entry, debuting at No.19 (3,319 sales).

Six years after Belfast/London dance/electronic duo Bicep released the first of more than 20 singles and EPs they finally flex their album muscle, with their eponymous debut set – comprising a dozen tracks, all with single word titles – debuting at No.20 (3,245 sales).

Starsailor hit the ground running with their first two albums - Love Is Here and Silence Is Easy both opening at No.2 on bumper sales of 58,424 and 54,296 respectively in 2001 and 2003. Two subsequent albums fell short of the Top 10, most recently in 2009, but the Wigan quartet – whose line-up has remained unchanged – finally got round to releasing fifth album, All This Life, which debuts this week at No.23 (2,937 sales).

Also new to the chart: Greatest Hits Live (No.34, 2,309 sales) by Steve Winwood, Medusa (No.56, 1,783 sales) by Paradise Lost, We're All In This Together (No.62, 1,656 sales) by Walter Trout and Brave (No.73, 1,498 sales) by Britain's Got Talent star Beau Dermott, who turns 14 next month.

It is 20 years to the month since the release of The Verve's third album Urban Hymns. Home to three of the band's four Top 10 hits – Bitter Sweet Symphony (No.2), The Drugs Don't Work (No.1) and Lucky Man (No.7) – the album exploded out of the box with first-week sales of 250,054 and went on to become one of the 20 biggest selling studio albums of all time in the UK. To mark its birthday, the album has just been released in a selection of expanded editions, and returns to the Top 75 for the first time in nine years, re-entering at No.33 on sales of 2.349 copies, while raising its cumulative tally to 3,315,950.

Harry Styles' eponymous debut solo album jumps 67-29 (2,552 sales) after his appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show on ITV.

Now That's What I Call Music! 97 tops the compilation chart for the seventh straight week on sales of 18,641 copies.

Overall album sales are up 1.77% week-on-week at 1,575,938, 5.76% above same week 2016 sales of 1,490,117. Streaming accounted for 763,267 sales – a record 48.43% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 0.52% week-on-week at 812,671, 15.31% below same week 2016 sales of 959,565. It is their lowest level since Millward Brown started compiling market data for OCC in 1994.
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Postby Debs_Wild » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:59 pm

Alan Jones wrote:The Script are the third Irish band in chart history to have more than three No.1 albums, joining U2 (10), Westlife (7) and Boyzone (5).
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Postby JakeP » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:43 pm

Debs_Wild wrote:
Alan Jones wrote:The Script are the third Irish band in chart history to have more than three No.1 albums, joining U2 (10), Westlife (7) and Boyzone (5).
:-?
...because some people like to forget Westlife existed. :lol:

Is Dua Lipa gonna be affected by the acr rule next week? :o It seems weird if so as New rules has only hit its stride in the last few weeks. :-?
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Postby Robbie » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:27 pm

JakeP wrote:
Debs_Wild wrote:
Alan Jones wrote:The Script are the third Irish band in chart history to have more than three No.1 albums, joining U2 (10), Westlife (7) and Boyzone (5).
:-?
...because some people like to forget Westlife existed. :lol:

Is Dua Lipa gonna be affected by the acr rule next week? :o It seems weird if so as New rules has only hit its stride in the last few weeks. :-?
Yup, 'New Rules' will be on ACR from next week (sales week 15 to 21 September) and will probably fall to about number 15 on the chart announced on Friday 22 September.
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Postby Satchmo76 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:11 am

New Rules could therefore become the third number 1 to lose at least one of its weeks at the top to ACR.
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Postby Robbie » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:22 am

Satchmo76 wrote:New Rules could therefore become the third number 1 to lose at least one of its weeks at the top to ACR.
It's not at number 1 now under SCR!
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Postby jszmiles » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:28 pm

Robbie wrote:
JakeP wrote:
Debs_Wild wrote:
Alan Jones wrote:The Script are the third Irish band in chart history to have more than three No.1 albums, joining U2 (10), Westlife (7) and Boyzone (5).
:-?
...because some people like to forget Westlife existed. :lol:

Is Dua Lipa gonna be affected by the acr rule next week? :o It seems weird if so as New rules has only hit its stride in the last few weeks. :-?
Yup, 'New Rules' will be on ACR from next week (sales week 15 to 21 September) and will probably fall to about number 15 on the chart announced on Friday 22 September.
wow, did they actually predict this kind of situations while making this idiotic rule?
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Postby jszmiles » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:32 pm

It is 20 years to the month since the release of The Verve's third album Urban Hymns. Home to three of the band's four Top 10 hits – Bitter Sweet Symphony (No.2), The Drugs Don't Work (No.1) and Lucky Man (No.7) – the album exploded out of the box with first-week sales of 250,054 and went on to become one of the 20 biggest selling studio albums of all time in the UK. To mark its birthday, the album has just been released in a selection of expanded editions, and returns to the Top 75 for the first time in nine years, re-entering at No.33 on sales of 2.349 copies, while raising its cumulative tally to 3,315,950.
impressive first weeks' sales for Ubran Rhymes. I havent known they have the exact sales info from 1997!
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Postby CZB » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:29 am

jszmiles wrote:
Robbie wrote:Yup, 'New Rules' will be on ACR from next week (sales week 15 to 21 September) and will probably fall to about number 15 on the chart announced on Friday 22 September.
wow, did they actually predict this kind of situations while making this idiotic rule?
I certainly forecast that this sort of situation was likely to happen, even with hits like "Despacito" when they were still at number one, back on 26th June . . . . .

. . . . . and I'm sure others did too, even if the OCC were blissfully unaware of quite how ridiculous the top end of the chart was likely to become. It was all very well in Germany for something like a decade when hits that had charted for at least nine weeks were then excluded from the top 100 for twelve weeks - as this didn't happen until they had first spent at least two weeks below the top fifty, and they would be allowed to re-enter immediately if sales revenue became enough for a top fifty position again.

But we have very quickly reached the point that barely a week goes by without something in the UK top ten falling foul of these new rules - and taking a dive accordingly, just because half of their sales and streams become excluded. And it looks as if over a third of the top 100 will always be subject to ACR, so that they . . . . . just continue to slide at a snail's pace, only a bit further down the chart than they would otherwise have been ! And some, such as "Shape Of You", will inevitably recover lost ground as others make their one-off dive past them.

I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking that this is really not helping to resolve the problems with the chart in any significant or useful way.
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