Post Malone Drives 'Bentleys' to U.K. Album Summit


Post Malone tops the U.K. album chart for the first time, as he enters at No. 1 with beerbongs & bentleys (Republic/Universal). Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa's “One Kiss” (Columbia/Warner Bros) moves into a third week at the singles summit.

The Official Charts Company reports combined first-week units for beerbongs & bentleys 43,000. Its December 2016 predecessor Stoney reached No. 10 in the U.K. The new figure included 35,000 streams, the third highest opening streaming total ever for an album in the territory. Its arrival prompts the single “Psycho” to bounce back 10-6. Also from the album, “Better Now” enters at No. 9 and “Paranoid” at No. 11.

The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner), which has had 14 non-consecutive weeks at the top the album chart, falls to No. 2, as Anne-Marie's Speak Your Mind (Asylum/Warner) enters at No. 3. Blossoms' second album Cool Like You (EMI/Universal) is new at No. 4, as George Ezra's Staying At Tamara's (Columbia/Sony) falls 4-5. Janelle Monae, whose previous best U.K. album showing was a No. 14 peak for 2013's The Electric Lady, starts at No. 8 with Dirty Computer (Wondaland/Bad Boy/Atlantic/Warner).

Harris & Lipa keep hold the singles crown thanks to 70,000 combined weekly units, to hold Ariana Grande's “No Tears Left To Cry” (Republic/Universal) at No. 2 for a second week. Drake's “Nice For What” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) and Lil Dicky's “Freaky Friday” with Chris Brown (Commission/BMG) hold at Nos. 3 and 4 respectively, and Anne-Marie complements her album debut with an 8-5 climb for the single “2002.”