Now 'Greatest Showman' Denies Kanye West On U.K. Chart


Not even Kanye West can end the reign The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) on the U.K. album chart, where Ye (Def Jam/Universal) arrives at No. 2. “One Kiss” (Columbia/Warner Bros) by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa moves into an eighth week atop the singles countdown.

Showman added another 38,000 combined units to its scorecard this week to keep West in runner-up spot. Ye was the most-streamed album the chart frame, with 82% its total coming from streaming. George Ezra's Staying At Tamara's (Columbia/Sony) moves up 5-3.

There's a No. 4 debut for singer-songwriter Ben Howard, who gets his third U.K. top ten album with Noonday Dream (Universal Island), while Snow Patrol's Wildness (Polydor/Universal) is down 2-5. Roger Daltrey's first solo studio album since 1992, As Long As I Have You (Polydor/Universal), achieves a notable result with a No. 8 debut. The Who frontman has only climbed higher than that once before with a solo project, when Daltrey made No. 6 in 1973. His Going Back Home collaboration with Wilko Johnson hit No. 3 in 2014.

The new album chart also includes a No. 10 start for Swedish metal band Ghost's Prequelle (Spinefarm/Universal); Father John Misty starts at No. 12 with God's Favourite Customer (Bella Union) and the self-titled album on Dead Oceans by Lump, featuring Mike Lindsay and Laura Marling, at No. 14. 

5.5 million streams help “One Kiss” to extend its singles run, while Jess Glynne's “I'll Be There” (Atlantic/Warner) climbs 5-2 in its fifth chart week. Anne-Marie holds at No. 3 with “2002” (Asylum/Warner) as Drake's “Nice For What” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) moves down 2-4. Ariana Grande's “No Tears Left To Cry” (Republic/Universal) is down 4-5.

Clean Bandit's “Solo” (Atlantic/Warner), featuring Demi Lovato, is up 10-6, while Post Malone's “Better Now” (Republic/Universal) improves 9-7 and Ezra's “Shotgun” 20-8. Kanye West enters at No. 10 for his 18th U.K. top ten single with “Yikes.” His album release also sends “All Mine” in at No. 11 on the singles chart, and “Ghost Town” at No. 17.