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    by » 22-06-18, 07:34

    I'm working til 6 so posting the thread early.


    Official Singles Chart Top 100
    22 June 2018 - 28 June 2018


    Compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on official sales of downloads, CDs, vinyl and audio streams.

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

    1 2 5* Clean Bandit ft Demi Lovato ~ Solo
    2 4 13 George Ezra ~ Shotgun
    3 3 9 Anne-Marie ~ 2002
    4 1 7 Jess Glynne ~ I'll Be There
    5 5 9 Ariana Grande ~ No Tears Left To Cry
    6 6 8 Post Malone ~ Better Now
    7 8 15 Tom Walker ~ Leave A Light On
    8 12 6 Years and Years ~ If You're Over Me
    9 9 11 Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin ~ I Like It
    10 7 11 Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa ~ One Kiss ***
    11 16 3 Maroon 5 ft Cardi B ~ Girls Like You
    12 11 22 George Ezra ~ Paradise
    13 22 10 5 Seconds Of Summer ~ Youngblood
    14 13 6 Selena Gomez ~ Back To You
    15 15 11 EO ~ German
    16 14 9 Liam Payne and J Balvin ~ Familiar
    17 31 4 Jonas Blue ft Jack and Jack ~ Rise
    18 21 4 A$AP Rocky ft Skepta ~ Praise The Lord (Da Shine)
    19 19 3 AJ Tracey and Not3s ~ Butterflies
    20 NE 1 Nicki Minaj ft Ariana Grande ~ Bed
    21 18 17 Sigala and Paloma Faith ~ Lullaby
    22 17 18 Khalid and Normani ~ Love Lies
    23 39 4 Juice Wrld ~ Lucid Dreams
    24 20 11 Drake ~ Nice For What ***
    25 10 13 David Guetta and Sia ~ Flames ***
    26 25 14 Shakka ft AlunaGeorge ~ Man Down
    27 26 6 Rita Ora ~ Girls, Cardi B, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX
    28 24 15 M-22 ft Medina ~ First Time
    29 29 21 M.O., Lotto Boyzz and Mr Eazi ~ Bad Vibe
    30 27 25 Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble ~ This Is Me ***
    31 RE 11 XXXTentacion ~ Sad! ***
    32 RE 6 XXXTentacion ~ Moonlight
    33 RE 4 XXXTentacion ~ Changes
    34 34 5 Dappy ft Ay Em ~ Oh My
    35 61 5 Tiësto and Dzeko ft Preme and Post Malone ~ Jackie Chan
    36 35 9 Ramz ~ Family Tree
    37 40 15 Ziv Zaifman, Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams ~ A Million Dreams
    38 23 13 Shawn Mendes ~ In My Blood
    39 30 7 Childish Gambino ~ This Is America
    40 32 14 Banx and Ranx and Ella Eyre ft Yxng Bane ~ Answerphone ***

    41 36 22 Rudimental ft Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplan ~ These Days ***
    42 50 5 Tyga ft Offset ~ Taste
    43 NE 1 The Carters ~ Apesh*t
    44 38 2 Jorja Smith ~ Blue Lights
    45 37 14 Lil Dicky ft Chris Brown ~ Freaky Friday ***
    46 43 15 Loren Allred ~ Never Enough
    47 42 10 Dennis Lloyd ~ Nevermind
    48 28 3 Kanye West ~ All Mine
    49 45 19 Marshmello and Anne-Marie ~ Friends ***
    50 62 6 ZieZie ~ Fine Girl
    51 54 4 Drake ~ I'm Upset
    52 52 9 NOTD ft Bea Miller ~ I Wanna Know
    53 53 58 Ed Sheeran ft Beyonce / Andrea Bocelli ~ Perfect ***
    54 56 6 AJ and Deno ft EO ~ London
    55 72 4 Au/Ra and CamelPhat ~ Panic Room
    56 49 3 J Hus ~ Dark Vader
    57 NE 1 Martin Garrix ft Khalid ~ Ocean
    58 51 22 Drake ~ God's Plan ***
    59 33 3 Kanye West ~ Yikes
    60 60 8 Swarmz ~ Lyca
    61 NE 1 Steel Banglez ft MØ and Yxng Bane ~ Your Lovin'
    62 55 7 Billie Eillish ft Khalid ~ Lovely
    63 65 3 James Arthur ~ You Deserve Better
    64 NE 1 Troye Sivan ft Ariana Grande ~ Dance To This
    65 58 21 Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey ~ The Middle ***
    66 41 3 The 1975 ~ Give Yourself A Try
    67 57 17 Post Malone ft Ty Dolla $ign ~ Psycho ***
    68 NE 1 Kygo and Imagine Dragons ~ Born To Be Yours
    69 66 5 Sigrid ~ High Five
    70 59 47 Portugal. The Man ~ Feel It Still ***
    71 63 21 Bebe Rexha ft Florida Georgia Line ~ Meant To Be ***
    72 RE 41**(58) Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds ~ Three Lions / 3 Lions '98 ***
    73 93 2 Jason Derulo ~ Colors
    74 64 7 Florence and The Machine ~ Hunger
    75 74 7 Nicky Jam and J Balvin ~ X

    76 71 76 Ed Sheeran ~ Shape Of You ***
    77 NE 1 Rudimental and Major Lazer ft Anne-Marie and Mr Eazi ~ Let Me Live
    78 NE 1 BlackPink ~ DDU-DU DDU-DU

    79 48 2 Kids See Ghosts (Kanye West and Kid Cudi) ~ Reborn
    80 70 2 Post Malone ft Nicki Minaj ~ Ball For Me
    81 68 25 Dua Lipa ~ IDGAF
    82 83 3 Loud Luxury ft Brando ~ Body
    83 RE 2 Stefflon Don ~ Senseless
    84 73 46 Camila Cabello ft Young Thug ~ Havana ***
    85 78 50 Dua Lipa ~ New Rules ***
    86 NE 1 Ariana Grande ft Nicki Minaj ~ The Light Is Coming
    87 NE 1 The Carters ~ Boss

    88 69 4 Shawn Mendes ~ Nervous
    89 67 7 Shawn Mendes ft Khalid ~ Youth
    90 81 5 Lil Baby ft Drake ~ Yes Indeed
    91 92 8 Loski ~ Forrest Gump
    92 76 14 Yxng Bane ~ Vroom ***
    93 79 14 Taylor Swift ~ Delicate
    94 82 9 Kyle ft Kehlani ~ Playinwitme
    95 84 9 Khalid ft 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign ~ OTW
    96 NE 1 The Carters ~ Summer
    97 NE 1 Nas ft Kanye West ~ Cops Shot The Kid

    98 91 62 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft Justin Bieber~ Despacito ***
    99 44 3 Kanye West ~ Ghost Town
    100 86 24 B Young ~ Jumanji ***


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    Official Albums Chart Top 100
    22 June 2018 - 28 June 2018


    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 1 26* Motion Picture Cast - The Greatest Showman ~ The Greatest Showman
    2 2 13 George Ezra ~ Staying At Tamara's
    3 NE 1 5 Seconds of Summer ~ Youngblood
    4 4 2 The Beach Boys with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ~ The Beach Boys with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    5 NE 1 The Carters ~ Everything Is Love
    6 5 68 Ed Sheeran ~ ÷ (Divide)
    7 NE 1 Johnny Marr ~ Call The Comet
    8 6 8 Post Malone ~ Beerbongs & Bentleys
    9 83 14 XXXTentacion ~ ?
    10 13 8 Anne-Marie ~ Speak Your Mind
    11 11 4 Shawn Mendes ~ Shawn Mendes
    12 9 4 Snow Patrol ~ Wildness
    13 RE 28 XXXTentacion ~ 17
    14 3 2 Jorja Smith ~ Lost & Found
    15 12 6 Arctic Monkeys ~ Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
    16 NE 1 Nas ~ Nasir (MA)
    17 NE 1 Christina Aguilera ~ Liberation

    18 15 3 Roger Daltrey ~ As Long As I Have You
    19 RE 55 Paul Simon ~ The Ultimate Collection
    20 NE 1 Mike Shinoda ~ Post Traumatic
    21 43 37 Liam Gallagher ~ As You Were
    22 10 3 Kanye West ~ Ye (MA)
    23 16 209 Ed Sheeran ~ ×
    24 NE 1 Wilko Johnson ~ Blow Your Mind
    25 33 842 Abba ~ Gold: Greatest Hits
    26 17 32 Taylor Swift ~ Reputation
    27 7 2 Kids See Ghosts (Kanye West and Kid Cudi) ~ Kids See Ghosts (MA)
    28 20 55 Dua Lipa ~ Dua Lipa
    29 26 71 Rag'n'Bone Man ~ Human
    30 22 830 Bob Marley and The Wailers ~ Legend
    31 24 11 Cardi B ~ Invasion of Privacy
    32 30 117 George Ezra ~ Wanted On Voyage
    33 31 342 Fleetwood Mac ~ The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac
    34 29 250 Oasis ~ Time Flies... 1994-2009
    35 25 31 Paloma Faith ~ The Architect
    36 38 11 Kylie Minogue ~ Golden
    37 36 83 David Bowie ~ Legacy
    38 34 310 Eminem ~ Curtain Call: The Hits
    39 32 142 Jess Glynne ~ I Cry When I Laugh
    40 27 189 Florence and The Machine ~ Lungs

    41 37 326 Ed Sheeran ~ +
    42 14 2 Eleanor Tomlinson ~ Tales From Home
    43 66 275 Foo Fighters ~ Greatest Hits
    44 95 3 Motion Picture Cast - Mamma Mia! ~ Mamma Mia!
    45 NE 1 Rolling Blackouts C.F. ~ Hope Downs
    46 8 2 Lily Allen ~ No Shame
    47 NE 1 The Darkness ~ Live At Hammersmith
    48 39 76 Post Malone ~ Stoney
    49 46 830 Queen ~ Greatest Hits
    50 49 737 Fleetwood Mac ~ Rumours
    51 21 5 James Bay ~ Electric Light
    52 41 83 Little Mix ~ Glory Days
    53 RE 163 Paul Simon ~ Graceland
    54 NE 1 State Champs ~ Living Proof
    55 100 152 Stereophonics ~ Best Of Stereophonics: Decade in the Sun
    56 44 249 Arctic Monkeys ~ AM
    57 42 30 Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds ~ Who Built the Moon?
    58 58 105 The Killers ~ Direct Hits
    59 48 337 Oasis ~ (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
    60 55 81 Motion Picture Cast - Moana ~ Moana
    61 53 13 UB40 ft Ali, Astro & Mickey ~ A Real Labour of Love
    62 50 5 BTS ~ Love Yourself: Tear
    63 60 65 Drake ~ More Life
    64 52 189 Arctic Monkeys ~ Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
    65 NE 1 Buddy Guy ~ The Blues Is Alive and Well
    66 62 33 Sam Smith ~ The Thrill of It All
    67 79 305 Guns N' Roses ~ Greatest Hits
    68 35 3 Ben Howard ~ Noonday Dream
    69 57 34 The Rolling Stones ~ Hot Rocks: 1964-1971
    70 45 23 Camila Cabello ~ Camila
    71 67 58 J Hus ~ Common Sense
    72 NE 1 Jay Rock ~ Redemption
    73 68 197 Sam Smith ~ In The Lonely Hour
    74 72 36 Pink ~ Beautiful Trauma
    75 74 350 Michael Jackson ~ Number Ones

    76 51 6 Charlie Puth ~ Voicenotes
    77 71 52 Imagine Dragons ~ Evolve
    78 76 79**(195) The Stone Roses ~ The Stone Roses
    79 65 148 Taylor Swift ~ 1989
    80 85 4 Juice Wrld ~ Goodbye & Good Riddance
    81 69 9 Nines ~ Crop Circle
    82 78 32 Elton John ~ Diamonds
    83 82 27 Eminem ~ Revival
    84 59 4 Chvrches ~ Love Is Dead
    85 87 7 Sheku Kanneh-Mason ~ Inspiration
    86 94 245 Whitney Houston ~ The Ultimate Collection
    87 70 66 Shawn Mendes ~ Illuminate
    88 86 126 Adele ~ 25
    89 54 9 The Shires ~ Accidentally On Purpose
    90 88 166 The Beatles ~ 1
    91 91 284 Oasis ~ Definitely Maybe
    92 93 72 Maroon 5 ~ Singles
    93 92 135 Red Hot Chili Peppers ~ Greatest Hits
    94 81 9 J. Cole ~ KOD
    95 RE 70 Neil Diamond ~ All-Time Greatest Hits
    96 99 44 Original Broadway Cast - Hamilton ~ Hamilton: An American Musical
    97 61 4 A$AP Rocky ~ Testing
    98 RE 4 The Who ~ BBC Sessions ****vinyl sale
    99 RE 2 Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats ~ Tearing At The Seams
    100 RE 103 Drake ~ Views


    Source: OCC / Radio 1

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

    *Weeks on top 100 chart as listed on OCC site.
    **Complete total of all entries in brackets.
    ***ACR affected tracks.
    ****Notes on special re-entries or other trivia

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    by » 22-06-18, 17:42

    Charts analysis: Clean Bandit score fourth No.1 single

    by Alan Jones



    Clean Bandit score their fourth No.1 and featured vocalist Demi Lovato her first as their collaboration Solo moves 2-1 (41,584 sales, including 27,698 from sales-equivalent streams) to end the single week reign of Jess Glynne’s I’ll Be There (1-4, 31,049 sales).

    Pricing may have played a role – Solo was 99p on iTunes but was reduced to 59p ahead of its coronation, while I’ll Be There, which had been 59p, has now returned to 99p.

    Either way, it’s noticeable that while Glynne owed her No.1 placing to ACR being imposed on Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s One Kiss, Solo is a worthy chart champion: One Kiss – which slips 7-10 (23,547 sales) – would fall 1-2 (39,924 sales) even if the value of its streams were not halved.

    Twelve weeks after Paradise jumped 5-2 to become the highest-charting song of his career, George Ezra’s follow-up, Shotgun, equals that peak. On the rise for the sixth week in a row, it climbs 4-2 (37,821 sales). Staying At Tamara’s – the parent album for both singles – is No.2 on the album chart for the second week in a row, and third time in all. Ezra is the first artist to simultaneously be No.2 with an album and a single from it since August 2015, when Years & Years’ Shine edged up 3-2 on the singles chart while their Communion album slipped 1-2.

    That was Years & Years’ third and last Top 10 single… until now. If You’re Over Me, the second single from their upcoming second album Palo Santa, becomes their fourth, jumping 12-8 (25,673 sales) to extend to five the number of weeks in a row in which it has climbed.

    Tom Walker’s Leave A Light On jumps 8-7 (27,228 sales), while Anne-Marie’s 2002 is No.3 for the fourth week in a row (34,561 sales).

    No Tears Left To Cry (5-5, 27,638 sales) by Ariana Grande, Better Now (6-6, 27,624 sales) by Post Malone and I Like It (9-9, 25,516 sales) by Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin, are also stationary, while ACR induces a 10-25 slide (13,706 sales) for Flames by David Guetta feat. Sia.

    No Tears Left To Cry is Ariana Grande’s longest-running Top 10 hit to date, having now spent nine weeks in the top tier – and she simultaneously scores her 18th and 19th chart entries as featured vocalist on Nicki Minaj’s Bed (No.20, 15,848 sales) and Troye Sivan’s Dance To This (No.64, 6,600 sales). Bed is Minaj’s 44th Top 75 entry, and Dance To This is Sivan’s fourth.

    Sivan’s only previous chart partner, Dutch DJ Martin Garrix, is also back with a new collaborator, namely Khalid. The two paired up for Ocean, which debuts at No.57 (7,355 sales), bringing Garrix his 10th hit and Khalid his 11th hit in total, and seventh thus far in 2018.

    Sixteen years after the first of their five previous chart collaborations and more than four years after their last, Beyonce and husband Jay-Z’s latest joint effort to breach the Top 75 is Apes**t (No.43, 10,189 sales). Credited to The Carters, it is the only one of the eight tracks on their new collaborative album, Everything Is Love, to debut.

    Also new to the chart: Your Lovin’ (No.61, 6,719 sales) by Steel Banglez feat. MØ & Yxng Bane and Born To Be Yours (No.68, 6,262 sales) by Kygo & Imagine Dragons and Colors (93-73, 5,845 sales) by Jason Derulo.

    In the wake of Xxxtentacion’s murder on Monday (June 18), three of his previously charted songs return to the chart; They are Sad (No.31, 13,024 sales), Moonlight (No.32, 12,698 sales) and Changes (No.33, 12,220 sales). It is a new peak for Changes.

    There are also new peaks within the Top 75 for: Girls Like You (16-11, 21,092 sales) by Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, Youngblood (22-13, 20,409 sales) by 5 Seconds Of Summer, Rise (31-17, 17,105 sales) by Jonas Blue feat. Jack & Jack, Praise The Lord (Da Shine) (21-18, 16,975 sales) for A$AP Rocky feat. Skepta, Lucid Dreams (39-23, 14,804 sales) by Juice Wrld, Jackie Chan (61-35, 11,628 sales) by Tiesto & Dzeko feat. Preme & Post Malone, Taste (50-42, 10,328 sales) by Tyga feat. Offset, Fine Girl (62-50, 8,446 sales) by ZieZie, London (56-54, 7,875 sales) by AJ x Deno feat. EO and Panic Room (72-55, 7,466 sales) by Au/Ra & CamelPhat.

    No.1 in 1996, and in a new version in 1998, English football anthem 3 Lions reached No.27 for David Baddiel, Frank Skinner & The Lightning Seeds when the World Cup was last staged in 2014, and opens its World Cup 2018 campaign with a re-entry at No.72 (5,990 sales).

    Overall singles sales are down 3.78% week-on-week at 16,141,737, 16.14% above same week 2017 sales of 13,898,718. Streams accounted for 15,174,239 sales, 94.01% of the total. Paid-for sales are up 0.35% week-on-week at 967,498, and are 34.73% below same week 2017 sales of 1,482,241. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 255th week in a row.

    © Music Week

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    by » 22-06-18, 17:43

    Charts analysis: Greatest Showman edges closer to chart record

    by Alan Jones



    The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of The Greatest Showman is No.1 again, and is now in rarely charted waters.

    With consumption of 32,466 units (including 10,337 from sales-equivalent streams) in the latest frame – its lowest level for six weeks - the album is No.1 for the 20th time in 24 weeks. It thus moves level with Ed Sheeran’s ÷ as the album with second most weeks at No.1 in the 21st century, and trails the leader – Adele’s 21 – by just three weeks. It is also the first soundtrack album to spend 20 weeks at No.1 on the main chart since The Sound Of Music accumulated 70 weeks at the summit between 1965 and 1968.

    Youngblood is the first ever single by 5 Seconds Of Summer to achieve growth for five weeks in a row. It jumps 22-13 this week to become the Australian band’s first Top 20 hit in nearly three years – an achievement which coincides with the debut of the band’s third studio album, also called Youngblood. The album opens at No.3 (16,040 sales) for the pop/punk quartet from Sydney, whose eponymous first release sold 66,973 copies debuting and peaking at No.2 behind Ed Sheeran’s X in July 2014; and whose second album, Sounds Good, Feels Good topped the chart on sales of 42,459 copies on debut in October 2015.

    Beyonce and Jay-Z have long since abandoned conventional release strategies, so although it was a surprise release, it’s no surprise that their collaborative album, Everything Is Love, dropped on Saturday (June 16) with no prior notice and, apparently, only hours after being completed. Beyonce’s last solo album, Lemonade, was also an unheralded Saturday release, but racked up sales of 73,392 copies in its shortened sales week to become her fourth No.1 (including one with Destiny’s Child), while Jay-Z’s last album, 4:44, debuted at No.102 on streams from Tidal alone last July before becoming more widely available for downloading and streaming the following week, prompting it to jump to its peak position of No.3 on sales of 12,980 copies. Credited to The Carters, Everything Is Love sold 10,454 copies last week and debuts at No.5 becoming Jay-Z’s 16th chart album and Beyonce’s 15th.

    Morrissey’s run of consecutive Top 10 studio albums – he has had 11 – is ongoing, but his lower-profile former Smiths colleague and fellow Mancunian, 54-year-old Johnny Marr, who started his solo career comparatively late, extends his own string to three. Marr’s latest set, Call The Comet, opens at No.7 (8,794 sales). His first solo album, The Messenger, debuted and peaked at No.10 (11,747 sales) in 2013, and follow-up Playland opened at No.9 (7,281 sales) the following year.

    Rapper Xxxtentacion’s murder in Florida on Monday (June 18) at the age of 20 was headline news, and precipitates an 83-9 charge (8,278 sales) for his second album, ? (Question Mark), which debuted and peaked 13 weeks ago at No.3 on sales of 9,487 copies. Intended to be the first of a trilogy of releases from him, it included 18 songs but had a playing time of only 37 minutes. His earlier album 17 – which debuted and peaked at No.12 (4,250 sales) last September, and features 11 songs in less than 22 minutes – is also resurgent, jumping 162-13 (5,900 sales).

    Elsewhere in the Top 10: Staying At Tamara’s (2-2, 19,899 sales) by George Ezra, the eponymous The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (4-4, 12,177 sales), Divide (5-6, 9,916 sales) by Ed Sheeran, Beerbongs & Bentleys (6-8, 8,645 sales) by Post Malone and Speak Your Mind (13-10, 7,209 sales) by Anne-Marie.

    Five albums exit the Top 10, namely Wildness (9-12, 6,106 sales) by Snow Patrol, Lost & Found (3-14, 5,427 sales) by Jorja Smith, Ye (10-22, 3,924 sales) by Kanye West, his eponymous Kids See Ghosts collaboration with Kid Cudi (7-27, 3,146 sales) and No Shame (8-46, 2,247 sales) by Lily Allen.

    Rapper Nas made the Top 10 for the very first time when his 10th solo album, Life Is Good, reach3e No.8 – but that was in 2012, and the six-year gap between releases has not been beneficial, especially as the only time he has even made the singles chart since then was in 2015, when his We Are collaboration with Justin Bieber peaked at No.74. Finally following-up Life Is Good, Nas enlisted heavyweight help from Kanye West, Puff Daddy and The Dream for Nasir, but the album debuts at No.16 (5,102 sales).

    Christina Aguilera’s first album of new material in more than five years, her eighth studio set, Liberation, becomes her sixth Top 20 entry, debuting at No.17 (4,834 sales). It thus surpasses the No.28 debut/peak position of her last album, 2012’s Lotus, but not that album’s first week sale of 9,422. In fact, Liberation’s opening week tally is the lowest of Aguilera’s career. Her 2010 album, Bionic, was the last of her two No.1 albums but notoriously plunged 1-29 on its second week in the chart, the steepest ever experienced by a female solo artist, although The Vamps’ Night And Day made the biggest plunge from No.1 ever when it crashed to No.37 last July.

    All seven regular studio albums by Linkin Park made the Top 5 in The UK, and as the anniversary of lead singer Chester Bennington’s suicide looms, his erstwhile colleague Mike Shinoda’s first solo album, Post Traumatic, debuts at No.20 (4,253 sales).

    Diagnosed in 2013 with pancreatic cancer, Wilko Johnson was given less than a year to live, which is why he describes his new album, Blow Your Mind, as ‘the record I never thought I’d get to write’. But he did, and it provides his very first solo chart entry, at the age of 71, debuting at No.24 (3,743 sales). Johnson is best-known as a former member of Essex pub-rock band Dr. Feelgood, who topped the chart with 1976 live set, Stupidity. He revisited many of the band’s best songs in 2014, scoring a No.3 album with Going Back Home, a collaboration with Roger Daltrey, whose own first album since then, As Long As I Have You, reached No.8 a fortnight ago, and dips 15-18 (4,289 sales) in the latest chart.

    Octogenarian chartmakers are few and far between but the latest is 81-year-old blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy, who is back in the chart for the first time since 1993, and only the third time in his career with his 18th studio album, The Blues Is Alive And Well (No.65, 1,594 sales), which features contributions from Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck and James Bay.

    Also new to the chart are: Hope Downs (No.45, 2,253 sales), the first chart album for Australian indie band Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever; Live At Hammersmith (No.47, 2,194 sales), the sixth chart album by hard rock/glam band The Darkness; Living Proof (No.54, 1,916 sales), the first chart album by pop/punk quintet State Champs, from New York; and Redemption (No.72, 1,514 sales), the first chart album for Californian rapper Jay Rock.

    Ministry Of Sound is responsible for all of the top three compilations this week, including I Love Ibiza, which debuts at No.1 (12,659 sales).

    Overall album sales are down 1.28% week-on-week at 1,789,316, 1.70% below same week 2017 sales of 1,820,209. Streaming accounted for 923,298 sales – 51.60% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are up 3.70% week-on-week at 866,018, 18.15% below same week 2017 sales of 1,058,024.

    © Music Week

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