Slowthai is taking the fast route to the U.K. chart title.
The English rapper’s sophomore album Tyron (Method) blasts ahead to lead the Official Chart Update, opening up a margin of more than 4,000 chart sales over its nearest competitor, Pale Wave’s Who Am I? (Dirty Hit).
Tyron is the most streamed and physically purchased album, the OCC reports.
It’s the followup to the Northampton artist’s debut Nothing Great About Britain, which peaked at No. 9 in May 2019, got shortlisted for the Mercury Prize and earned him a pair of NME awards.
Last week’s leader, Foo Fighters’ Medicine at Midnight (Columbia), dips to No. 3 on the chart blast, while New York City rockers The Pretty Reckless bow at No. 4 on the midweek survey with their fourth album Death by Rock and Roll (Century Media), the most downloaded album over the past weekend.
The top tier is closed out by David Bowie’s live album Look At The Moon! (Parlophone), new at No. 5.
Following the release of a “Moonlight Edition,” Dua Lipa’s former leader Future Nostalgia (Warner Records) lifts 20-6, while Taylor Swift’s Evermore (EMI) enjoys a 21-10 rise after the release of her new re-recorded single “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)”.
Over in the singles chart race, there’s no change in the Top 3 following the weekend’s sales and streaming activity as Lil Tjay & 6Lack’s “Calling My Phone” (Columbia) holds the edge over Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” (Interscope).
Unless “Drivers License” hits the gas in the second half of the week, it’ll be dumped from the top spot for the first time in five weeks.
The Official U.K. Singles and Albums Charts are published late Friday local time.