Slowthai took the fast track to No. 1 in the U.K., where his sophomore album Tyron (Method) is the new leader, while Olivia Rodrigo enters a sixth week at the top of the national singles chart with “Drivers License” (Interscope).
Tyron blasts to No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart, for the British rapper’s first chart crown.
According to the Official Charts company, Tyron was the week’s best-seller on vinyl and it finishes with more than double the combined sales of its closest competitor, the prior week’s No. 1 Medicine At Midnight (Columbia) by Foo Fighters.
Tyron eclipses the British rapper’s best chart placing, a No. 9 for his Mercury Prize-shortlisted 2019 album Nothing Great About Britain.
Coming in at No. 3 on the albums chart is Pale Waves’ second effort, Who Am I (Dirty Hit). It’s a career best for the Manchester indie rockers, whose 2018 debut My Mind Makes Noises peaked at No. 8.
Dua Lipa’s former chart leader Future Nostalgia (Warner Records) vaults 11-4 following the release of an extended Moonlight Edition, while U.S. rockers The Pretty Reckless score a third U.K. Top 10 album with Death By Rock And Roll (Century Media). It’s new at No. 6.
Meanwhile, Rodrigo’s drove the perfect chart race to complete a sixth week at No. 1 with “Drivers License.”
“Calling My Phone” rings in at No. 2 and is the highest debut and most-streamed track of the week, the OCC reports, with 7.2 million spins.
Finally, Taylor Swift has another Top 40 hit to her name as “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” (EMI), a new recording of her 2008 song “Love Story,” enters at No. 12. It’s Swift’s 35th Top 40 appearance in the U.K.