The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) moves into a ninth week atop the U.K. album chart, as Drake's “God's Plan” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) makes it seven weeks at No. 1 on the singles survey.
The film soundtrack now draws level with Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Divide) for the second-longest unbroken run at the U.K. album summit over the last 20 years. The Official Charts Company reports combined units for the album last week 42,000. Only Adele's 21 has had more consecutive weeks at the top, 11, over the past two decades.
There's a No. 2 debut for A Real Labour Love (Warner Bros./Warner Music) by UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue. The album, featuring three original UB40 members, contains new versions songs from the three Labour Love records by the band released between 1983 and 1998.
Sheeran falls 2-3 this week with ÷ (Divide) and Dua Lipa's self-titled Warner Bros. album dips 3-4. British rock band Embrace arrive at No. 5 with their seventh album Love Is a Basic Need (Cooking Vinyl). Also new in the top ten are Canadian rapper Tony Lanez with Memories Don't Die (Virgin/Universal), at No. 8, and modern rock long-runners the Breeders with All Nerve (4AD) at No. 9. The Mother's Day-inspired Now That's What I Call Mum (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) moves back 9-1 on the compilation chart, which it first topped in March 2017.
The Drake single starts a seventh week at the singles peak to keep “These Days” (Asylum/Warner Music) by Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen at No. 2 for a fifth straight week. Dua Lipa's “IDGAF” is steady at No. 3 as Portugal. The Man's “Feel It Still” (Atlantic/Warner Music) bounces back 6-4. “Friends” (Asylum/Atlantic/Warner) by Marshmello and Anne-Marie stays at No. 5.
The Greatest Showman excerpt “This Is Me” (Atlantic/Warner Music) by Keala Settle and the Greatest Showman Ensemble rebounds 8-7. Justin Timberlake's “Say Something” (RCA/Sony), featuring Chris Stapleton, is up again 10-9.