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    Official Singles Chart Top 100
    08 February 2019 - 14 February 2019

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

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

    1 1 3* Ariana Grande ~ 7 Rings
    2 2 16 Ava Max ~ Sweet But Psycho
    3 3 4 Sam Smith and Normani ~ Dancing With A Stranger
    4 4 4 Calvin Harris and Rag'n'Bone Man ~ Giant
    5 7 3 Mabel ~ Don't Call Me Up
    6 5 7 Post Malone ~ Wow
    7 NE 1 Billie Eilish ~ Bury A Friend
    8 6 10 Mark Ronson ft Miley Cyrus ~ Nothing Breaks Like A Heart
    9 10 6 Lewis Capaldi ~ Someone You Loved
    10 8 16 Post Malone and Swae Lee ~ Sunflower
    11 11 6 NSG ft Tion Wayne ~ Options
    12 12 10 Jax Jones and Years and Years ~ Play
    13 17 30 Freya Ridings ~ Lost Without You
    14 9 2 J. Cole ~ Middle Child
    15 NE 1 Fredo ft Dave ~ All I Ever Wanted
    16 13 7 Russ Splash ~ Gun Lean
    17 14 18 Halsey ~ Without Me ***
    18 15 10 Meek Mill ft Drake ~ Going Bad
    19 24 26 Pinkfong ~ Baby Shark
    20 16 5 Chris Brown ~ Undecided
    21 18 17 Kodak Black ft Travis Scott and Offset ~ Zeze
    22 20 4 Westlife ~ Hello My Love
    23 21 17 George Ezra ~ Hold My Girl
    24 19 4 Gesaffelstein ft The Weeknd ~ Lost in the Fire
    25 25 2 Dua Lipa ~ Swan Song
    26 26 19 Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper ~ Shallow ***
    27 27 15 Ellie Goulding and Diplo ft Swae Lee ~ Close To Me
    28 22 14 Ariana Grande ~ Thank U, Next ***
    29 57 25 Marshmello and Bastille ~ Happier ***
    30 40 4 Kehlani ft Ty Dolla $ign ~ Nights Like This
    31 28 46 George Ezra ~ Shotgun ***
    32 23 5 Headie One ft Dave ~ 18Hunna
    33 30 7 Flipp Dinero ~ Leave Me Alone
    34 38 6 A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ft 6ix9ine ~ Swervin'
    35 31 7 Khalid ~ Saturday Nights
    36 90 7 21 Savage ft J Cole ~ A Lot
    37 33 17 Jess Glynne ~ Thursday ***
    38 35 41 Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa ~ One Kiss
    39 43 2 Lauv and Troye Sivan ~ I'm So Tired…
    40 51 13 Lewis Capaldi ~ Grace

    41 55 5 CamelPhat and Cristoph ft Jem Cooke ~ Breathe
    42 37 17 Sheck Wes ~ Mo Bamba
    43 34 2 Little Mix ft Ty Dolla $ign ~ Think About Us
    44 39 20 Cadet and Deno Driz ~ Advice
    45 49 30 Panic! At The Disco ~ High Hopes ***
    46 45 45 Tom Walker ~ Leave A Light On
    47 41 38 Anne-Marie ~ 2002
    48 36 3 AJ Tracey ~ Psych Out!
    49 32 2 Yungen ft Dappy ~ Comfortable
    50 42 25 Calvin Harris and Sam Smith ~ Promises ***
    51 65 5 A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ~ Look Back At It
    52 53 3 Swarmz ft Tion Wayne ~ Bally
    53 52 27 Travis Scott ft Drake ~ Sicko Mode ***
    54 50 30 Benny Blanco with Halsey and Khalid ~ Eastside ***
    55 58 12 Yxng Bane ~ Needed Time
    56 46 58 Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble ~ This Is Me ***
    57 47 05 Catfish and The Bottlemen ~ Longshot
    58 56 12 James Arthur and Anne-Marie ~ Rewrite The Stars ***
    59 86 3 Fredo ~ Survival of the Fittest
    60 NE 1 Fredo ~ Mmhm
    61 59 33 Jess Glynne ~ I'll Be There
    62 54 20 Rita Ora ~ Let You Love Me ***
    63 NE 1 Marshmello ~ Alone
    64 61 12 Cardi B ~ Money
    65 74 4 Sub Focus and Dimension ~ Desire
    66 63 35 Loud Luxury ft Brando ~ Body ***
    67 81 2 Alec Benjamin ft Alessia Cara ~ Let Me Down Slowly
    68 NE 1 Blueface ~ Thotiana
    69 85 4 Tom Walker ~ Just You and I
    70 84 15 Billie Eilish ~ When The Party's Over ***
    71 44 8 Ariana Grande ~ Imagine
    72 48 5 Bring Me The Horizon ~ Medicine
    73 71 36 Maroon 5 ft Cardi B ~ Girls Like You ***
    74 70 6 Fisher ~ Losing It
    75 69 18 Dave ft Fredo ~ Funky Friday ***

    76 75 90 Ed Sheeran ft Beyonce / Andrea Bocelli ~ Perfect ***
    77 62 17 Little Mix ft Nicki Minaj ~ Woman Like Me ***
    78 72 36 Tyga ft Offset ~ Taste ***
    79 RE 4 Billie Eilish ~ Bellyache
    80 76 21 Khalid ~ Better ***
    81 29 14 Clean Bandit ft Marina and Luis Fonsi ~ Baby ***
    82 67 28 Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Zac Efron, Zendaya and The Greatest Showman Ensemble ~ The Greatest Show ***
    83 73 11 Anne-Marie ~ Perfect To Me
    84 80 16 James Arthur ~ Empty Space ***
    85 64 16 Zara Larsson ~ Ruin My Life ***
    86 88 37 Post Malone ~ Better Now ***
    87 82 31**(46) Queen ~ Bohemian Rhapsody ***
    88 79 2 Wiley, Stefflon Don and Sean Paul ft Idris Elba ~ Boasty
    89 92 2 The Chainsmokers ft Winona Oak ~ Hope
    90 78 26 Ziv Zaifman, Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams ~ A Million Dreams ***
    91 91 47 George Ezra ~ Paradise ***
    92 89 26 Dynoro and Gigi D'Agostino ~ In My Mind ***
    93 87 49 Rudimental ft Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen ~ These Days ***
    94 RE 2 Mustard and Migos ~ Pure Water
    95 NE 1 Lewis Capaldi ~ Bruises
    96 95 20 Silk City and Dua Lipa ~ Electricity ***
    97 NE 1 ZieZie ~ Sensei
    98 94 17 Jonas Blue, Liam Payne and Lennon Stella ~ Polaroid ***
    99 NE 1 5 Seconds Of Summer ft Julia Michaels ~ Lie To Me
    100 97 39 5 Seconds Of Summer ~ Youngblood ***




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    Official Albums Chart Top 100
    08 February 2019 - 14 February 2019


    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.

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

    1 NE 1* The Specials ~ Encore
    2 NE 1 Busted ~ Half Way There
    3 2 59 Motion Picture Cast - The Greatest Showman ~ The Greatest Showman
    4 NE 1 Ian Brown ~ Ripples
    5 NE 1 Fredo ~ Third Avenue

    6 3 16 Queen ~ Bohemian Rhapsody (OST)
    7 4 46 George Ezra ~ Staying At Tamara's
    8 6 18 Motion Picture Cast / Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper ~ A Star Is Born
    9 NE 1 Claire Richards ~ My Wildest Dreams
    10 1 2 Bring Me The Horizon ~ Amo
    11 9 229 Queen ~ The Platinum Collection (Greatest Hits I, II & III)
    12 19 31 Billie Eilish ~ Don't Smile At Me
    13 8 17 Jess Glynne ~ Always In Between
    14 NE 1 White Lies ~ Five
    15 NE 1 Within Temptation ~ Resist

    16 14 101 Ed Sheeran ~ ÷ (Divide)
    17 10 12 Fleetwood Mac ~ 50 Years: Don't Stop [box set]
    18 13 88 Dua Lipa ~ Dua Lipa
    19 16 32 Drake ~ Scorpion
    20 20 41 Post Malone ~ Beerbongs & Bentleys
    21 NE 1 Nina Nesbitt ~ The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change
    22 17 30 Motion Picture Cast - Mamma Mia!, Here We Go Again ~ Mamma Mia!, Here We Go Again
    23 18 10 Clean Bandit ~ What Is Love?
    24 5 2 Rudimental ~ Toast To Our Differences
    25 23 13 Olly Murs ~ You Know I Know
    26 22 25 Ariana Grande ~ Sweetener
    27 24 11 Rita Ora ~ Phoenix
    28 15 11 Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ~ Unchained Melodies
    29 25 7 A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie ~ Hoodie SZN
    30 21 10 The 1975 ~ A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
    31 26 12 Little Mix ~ LM5
    32 30 343 Eminem ~ Curtain Call: The Hits
    33 27 11 Take That ~ Odyssey
    34 29 23 Eminem ~ Kamikaze
    35 31 47 XXXTentacion ~ ?
    36 38 116 David Bowie ~ Legacy
    37 32 875 ABBA ~ Gold: Greatest Hits
    38 34 10 Mabel ~ Ivy To Roses (MA)
    39 37 770 Fleetwood Mac ~ Rumours
    40 70 12 Buddy Holly with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ~ True Love Ways

    41 36 41 Anne-Marie ~ Speak Your Mind
    42 41 283 Oasis ~ Time Flies... 1994-2009
    43 43 65 Elton John ~ Diamonds
    44 44 27 Travis Scott ~ Astroworld
    45 46 107 Post Malone ~ Stoney
    46 40 242 Ed Sheeran ~ ×
    47 66 7 21 Savage ~ I Am > I Was
    48 48 381 Michael Jackson ~ Number Ones
    49 45 11 6ix9ine ~ Dummy Boy
    50 49 35 Juice Wrld ~ Goodbye & Good Riddance
    51 47 175 Jess Glynne ~ I Cry When I Laugh
    52 54 50 Paloma Faith ~ The Architect
    53 11 2 Trevor Horn ft The Sarm Orchestra ~ Trevor Horn Reimagines the Eighties
    54 NE 1 Prefab Sprout ~ I Trawl The Megahertz ****reissue of album previously credited to Paddy McAloon and peaking at #167
    55 53 226 Sam Smith ~ In The Lonely Hour
    56 52 863 Bob Marley and The Wailers ~ Legend
    57 50 370 Oasis ~ (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
    58 51 150 George Ezra ~ Wanted On Voyage
    59 33 15 Andrea Bocelli ~ Si
    60 39 12 Paul Heaton ~ The Last King Of Pop
    61 NE 1 Beirut ~ Gallipoli
    62 59 282 Arctic Monkeys ~ AM
    63 55 18 David Guetta ~ 7
    64 35 3 James Blake ~ Assume Form
    65 62 26 Roy Orbison ~ The Ultimate Collection
    66 61 12 Mumford and Sons ~ Delta
    67 67 15 Sigala ~ Brighter Days
    68 79 259 Whitney Houston ~ The Ultimate Collection
    69 68 13 Imagine Dragons ~ Origins
    70 78 38 Cardi B ~ Invasion Of Privacy
    71 RE 7 Pinkfong ~ Pinkfong presents Baby Shark (The Best Of Baby Shark)
    72 73 116 Little Mix ~ Glory Days
    73 76 222 Arctic Monkeys ~ Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
    74 80 355 Ed Sheeran ~ +
    75 72 18 Twenty One Pilots ~ Trench

    76 77 108 Ariana Grande ~ Dangerous Woman
    77 64 12 Boyzone ~ Thank You & Goodnight
    78 86 144 Catfish and The Bottlemen ~ The Balcony
    79 81 56 XXXTentacion ~ 17
    80 65 3 Val Doonican ~ The Gold Collection
    81 84 298 Foo Fighters ~ Greatest Hits
    82 82 10 Ella Mai ~ Ella Mai
    83 RE 92 Maroon 5 ~ Singles
    84 92 102 Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler ~ Private Investigations: The Best Of Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler
    85 87 56 Sam Smith ~ The Thrill of it All
    86 89 196 The Beatles ~ 1
    87 88 5 Jax Jones ~ Snacks
    88 NE 1 Ex:Re ~ Ex:Re
    89 90 61 Original Broadway Cast - Hamilton ~ Hamilton: An American Musical
    90 95 157 Red Hot Chili Peppers ~ Greatest Hits
    91 83 33 Panic! At The Disco ~ Pray For The Wicked
    92 74 12 Michael Bublé ~ Love
    93 85 102 Ariana Grande ~ My Everything
    94 63 70 The 1975 ~ I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
    95 69 161 The 1975 ~ The 1975
    96 91 86 Drake ~ More Life
    97 93 8 Jonas Blue ~ Blue
    98 94 96 George Michael ~ Twenty Five
    99 RE 55 Phil Collins ~ The Singles
    100 RE 60 Catfish and the Bottlemen ~ The Ride


    video streaming chart: https://www.officialcharts.com/chart...reaming-chart/

    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 » 08-02-19, 18:17

    Genuine shock result on album chart! 89% physical sales for The Specials. It's an OK album, i guess nostalgia can help.
    https://www.officialcharts.com/chart...nk-you__25518/

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    by » 08-02-19, 19:13

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    Charts analysis: 7 Rings rules them all on singles rundown

    by Alan Jones

    There is no change in the top three again this week, with Ariana Grande’s 7 Rings completing a hat trick of chart victories on sales of 71,909 copies (including 65,551 from sales-equivalent streams), while Ava Max’s Sweet But Psycho and Sam Smith & Normani’s Dancing With A Stranger are stationary at No.2 (55,018 Sales) and No.3 (51,591 sales), respectively.

    While her debut album Don’t Smile At Me prospers anew, Billie Eilish has released Bury A Friend, the slightly ghoulish third single from her second album, When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go, which drops next month. With six of her songs to date amassing cumulative consumption figures in excess of 100,000 units, the 17 year old singer/songwriter has a fast growing following, so it’s no surprise to find Bury A Friend – which she co-wrote with brother/producer Finneas - instantly becoming her biggest hit, debuting at No.7 (38,281 sales). None of her other singles has ventured higher than No.21. The single’s success also helped Don’t Smile At Me - an August 2017 release – to increase consumption 24.23% week-on-week to 4,917 sales – as it climbs 19-12, achieving a new peak a year and a half after release.

    Don’t Call Me Up advances 7-5 (42,508 sales) for Mabel. Her first top five hit, it thus surpasses the peak position of the biggest hits of her half-brother Marlon Roudette (When The Beat Drops Out, No.7, 2015) and her uncle Eagle Eye-Cherry (Save Tonight, No.6, 1998) – but mum Neneh Cherry had three bigger hits, including 1995 chart-topper Love Can Build A Bridge, alongside Cher, Chrissie Hynde and Erc Clapton.

    Someone You Loved climbs for the fourth straight week since its chart debut for Lewis Capaldi – but barely, advancing 10-9, despite sales increasing 29.33% week-on-week to 34,556.

    The rest of the Top 10: Giant (4-4, 47,706 sales) by Calvin Harris & Rag’N’Bone Man, Wow (5-6, 42,303 sales) by Post Malone, Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (6-8, 36,707 sales) by Mark Ronson feat. Miley Cyrus and Sunflower (8-10, 31,159 sales) by Post Malone feat. Swae Lee.

    Last week’s highest new entry, Middle Child (9-14, 20,362 sales) vacates the Top 10 for J Cole

    Seventeen weeks after Funky Friday debuted at No.1 for Dave feat. Fredo, the pair reunite for a second hit – but this time, All I Ever Wanted, as it is called, is credited the other way round as Fredo feat. Dave. That’s because it is taken from Fredo’s new album, Third Avenue, which supplies the vast majority of sales-equivalent streams that power All I Ever Wanted’s No.15 debut (18,905 sales). It also helps Mmhm (No.60, 8,837 sales) to become Fredo’s eighth Top 75 entry, while reawakening Survival Of The Fittest which completes Fredo’s three hits allotment by bouncing 86-59 (9,154 sales) a fortnight after debuting at No.58.

    Having bubbled around the bottom quarter of the Top 100 for six weeks – moving 99-86-89-92-98-90 – A Lot jumps to No.36 (12,491 sales) to become the seventh hit thus far for rapper 21 Savage. Were I writing this a fortnight ago, I would have said ‘Atlantan rapper’ – but as we all now know, he is really a London boy. As such, it is worth noting retrospectively that his current album I Am > I Was was the first ever US No.1 by a UK rapper when it topped the chart for two weeks in January. He is not, however, the first British-born rapper to make the Top 10 stateside – that would by Young MC who was also born in London, and moved to The USA at the age of three. His 1989 debut album, Stone Cold Rhymin’, reached No.9 in America but failed to register here.

    Marshmello has been jointly credited with other artists on his six Top 75 entries to date but is alone, appropriately, on Alone, which dates from 2016, and finally makes its chart debut this week at No.63 (8,600 sales) while increasing its total consumption to 153,534 units. Simultaneous with its arrival, his biggest hit – Bastille collaboration Happier, which peaked at No.2 last October – returns to the Top 40 after an absence of three weeks, surging 57-29 (13,696 sales). Interest in Marshmello – and, specifically these two tracks - has spiked because he played a set to an estimated audience of 10m in the online video game Fortnite last week with both featured. Happier was also heard on coverage of the Super Bowl on BBC last Sunday.

    Also new to the Top 75: Let Me Down Slowly (81-67, 7,974 sales), the first hit for 24-year-old American singer/songwriter Alec Benjamin; Thotiana (No.68, 7,973 sales), the introductory hit for 22-year-old Californian rapper Blueface; and Just You And I (85-69, 7,663 sales), the re-released 2016 track by Tom Walker, which now provides his second hit, while raising its to-date consumption to 177,716 copies.

    There are new peaks for Nights Like This (40-30, 13,416 sales) by Kehlani feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Swervin (38-34, 12,719 sales) by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie feat 6ix9ine, I’m So Tired (43-39, 11,648 sales) by Lauv & Troye Sivan, Breathe (55-41, 11,274 sales) by CamelPhat x Cristoph feat. Jem Cooke, Look Back At It (65-51, 10,240 sales) by A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Desire (74-65, 8,186 sales) by Sub Focus & Dimension.

    Overall singles sales are up 0.74% week-on-week at 17,328,250, 9.51% above same week 2018 sales of 15,823,320. Paid-for sales are down 0.08% week-on-week at 792,029, and are 25.59% below same week 2018 sales of 1,064,446. They are below same-week, previous-year sales for the 288th week in a row

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    by » 08-02-19, 19:14

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    Charts analysis: No.1 encore for The Specials after four decades

    by Alan Jones

    Thirty-nine years to the week after Too Much Too Young became the first of their two No.1 singles, The Specials top the album chart for the very first time with Encore.

    In early sales flashes, new albums from Ian Brown and Busted led the way, but after a week of in-store signings and a social media campaign, Encore prevailed, albeit on sales of 18,199 copies (including 417 from sales-equivalent streams) – the lowest for a No.1 since Ed Sheeran’s Divide topped 76 weeks ago with 13,975.

    The eighth studio album to bear The Specials’ name, Encore marks the 40th anniversary of their debut, is the first to feature principal original members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter since 1980 and is their first charted album of new recordings since 1984, when In The Studio peaked at No.34.

    It marks their first chart appearance since April 2008 CD/DVD compilation The Best Of The Specials debuted and peaked at No.28. It is the first Specials album to feature lead vocalist Hall since their second album, More Specials, which reached No.5 in 1980, and the first studio album to bear The Specials’ name since 2001 covers set Conquering Ruler, a spectacular flop which, to this day, has amassed a mere 148 sales.

    Busted’s eponymous 2002 debut and 2003 follow-up A Present For Everyone, both peaked at No.2 and sold upwards of 1m copies, but the chartscape had changed considerably when the pop/punk trio – Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis and James Bourne – reconvened for third studio album, Night Driver, which reached No.13 in 2016. Their fourth album, Half Way There, far surpasses that this week, debuting at No.2 (17,136 sales) ahead of their March tour of the same name as first single Radio is the week’s ninth most-played song on Radio 2, where it was aired 14 times in the latest frame.

    Stone Roses’ lead singer Ian Brown’s first solo album in more than nine years and seventh solo album in all, Ripples consists of two reggae covers and eight new original songs, and opens at No.4 (12,138 sales), surpassing the No.8 debut/peak of his last release, 2009’s My Way. It is No.1 on the vinyl and cassette charts, with sales of 3,476 in the former format, and 1,440 in the latter format.

    A week short of a year since his Tables Turn debuted and peaked at No.5 on sales of 8,094 copies, London hip-hop/grime MC Fredo hops back onto the chart, equaling that position and surpassing those sales with Third Avenue (No.5, 9,634 sales).

    The fifth and final new entry to debut inside the Top 10 – the highest tally for 11 weeks – is My Wildest Dreams, the introductory solo album of 41-year-old Steps member Claire Richards. It debuts at No.9 (6,104 sales) – a decent result, considering that none of five singles/preview tracks released thus far has dented the OCC Top 100, although the latest of these, Shame On You, has surpassed the rest on the radio airplay chart, where it improves 60-48 this week. Richards has charted five studio albums as a member of Steps. She also released the album Another You, Another Me with Steps’ colleague Ian Watkins – as H & Claire – but it reached only No.58 on release in 2002, during Steps’ 12 year hiatus.

    Sandwiched by four new entries, the Motion Picture Cast Recording of The Greatest Showman is the only album from last week’s Top 5 to still be there, although it falls 2-3 (17,057 sales).

    The rest of this week’s Top 10: Bohemian Rhapsody (3-6, 8,049 sales) by Queen, Staying At Tamara’s (4-7, 7,268 sales) by George Ezra, A Star Is Born (6-8, 7,055 sales) by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper and Amo (1-10, 6,003 sales) by Bring Me The Horizon.

    Departing from the Top 10: The Platinum Collection (9-11, 5,128 sales) by Queen, Always In Between (8-13, 4,731 sales) by Jess Glynne, 50 Years: Don’t Stop (10-17, 4,590 sales) by Fleetwood Mac, Toast To Our Differences (5-24, 3,363 sales) by Rudimental and DNA (7-108, 1,161 sales) by Backstreet Boys.

    London trio White Lies’ rather gloomy first album, To Lose My Life… debuted at No.1 on sales of 28,916 copies in January 2009. Although they have all done well, each of their subsequent albums has had a lower debut on fewer sales – and fifth album Five continues the trend (No.14, 4,727 sales).

    Five years to the week since they cracked the Top 10 for the first time with most recent album Hydra (No.6, 8,226 sales), Dutch symphonic rock band Within Temptation, score their fourth chart album with seventh studio release Resist (No.15, 4,656 sales). Two weeks after release, Hydra had slumped to No.99 – but in the same chart, Scottish singer/songwriter Nina Nesbitt made her first chart appearance with debut album Peroxide (No.11, 8,625 sales). She also follows-up this week, opening at No.21 (3,825 sales) with second album, The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change.

    Also new to the Top 75: I Trawl The Megahertz (No.54, 1,874 sales), a re-badged 2003 No.167 (1,223 sales) Paddy McAloon solo album now credited to his band Prefab Sprout; and Galipoli (No.61, 1,712 sales), the fifth album and fourth chart entry from American indie/folk band Beirut.

    After 10 straight weeks in which Now That’s What I Call Music! 101 and The Greatest Showman Reimagined were a static top two on the compilation chart, both move down a notch to accommodate the new No.1, 80s Soul Jams Volume II (6,239 sales), Ministry Of Sound’s follow-up to 80s Soul Jams, which spent a fortnight at No.1 last May, and bounces 81-24 this week, with sales of 778 copies raising its cumulative tally to 71,953.

    Overall album sales are down 0.29% week-on-week at 1,706,117, 0.91% below same week 2018 sales of 1,721,781. Sales-equivalent streams accounted for [b]1,094,408 sales, 64.15% of the total. Sales of paid-for albums are down 0.73% week-on-week at 611,709, 22.53% below same week 2018 sales of 789,571.

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    by » 08-02-19, 19:20

    Thanks for posting the analysis Blondini. I've just got back home (soaking wet from the rain!). It's good to see The Specials at number 1 and well over a thousand sales in front of Busted (who I thought would have been at number 3) and TGS.

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    by » 08-02-19, 20:29

    Further re. 21 Savage & Young MC - Slick Rick also had a US Top 10 album, though not until 1999 and he never followed it up (but he does sound quite British and lived here until he was 11). He also featured on a UK Top 10 single as early as 1985.

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