'Showman' Is The Greatest U.K. Album For 15th Time


The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) is the U.K.'s No. 1 album once again, moving back 2-1 for a 15th non-consecutive week at the top. There's a fourth week at the singles summit for Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa's “One Kiss” (Columbia/Warner Bros). 

The Showman album outsells all challengers in both physical and digital platforms, as Post Malone falls to No. 2 with beerbongs & bentleys (Republic/Universal). Frank Turner has the week's highest new entry, at No. 3, with Be More Kind (Polydor/Universal), his third top three placing. George Ezra's Staying At Tamara's (Columbia/Sony) is back up 5-4 and Plan B return at No. 5 with Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose (679 Artists/Warner). 

There are top ten debuts for U.S. rockers Shinedown, at No. 8 with Attention Attention (Atlantic/Warner), and British electronic producer Jon Hopkins at No. 9 with Singularity (Domino). That's by far his best-ever ranking, his previous best being the No. 63 peak its 2013 predecessor Immunity.

“One Kiss” keeps hold the singles crown as Drake's “Nice For What” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) moves back 3-2, trading places with another Republic release, Ariana Grande's “No Tears Left To Cry.” Lil Dicky's “Freaky Friday” with Chris Brown (Commission/BMG) is steady at No. 4, as is Anne-Marie at No. 5 with “2002” (Asylum/Warner). “Answerphone” (Parlophone/Warner Music) by Banx & Ranx with Ella Eyre and Yxng Bane climbs from No. 8 to a new peak No. 6.