Friday, September 02, 2016

Brit Sweep: September 2, 2016...


Let's cross the Atlantic yet again to check out the singles and albums making their debut on the official charts in the UK this week...

On the British singles chart, American dance-pop duo The Chainsmokers take their US #1 hit "Closer" with singer Halsey to the top of this list...

Dua Lipa, an English singer of Albanian heritage, follows up her #15 hit "Hotter Than Hell" with "Blow Your Mind (MWAH)", which is the top debut of the week at #50...


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Swedish producer NEIKED lands his first charting single in the UK at #83 with "Sexual". The song went to #33 in Sweden...


Canadian singer/songwriter Ruth B made the top-40 in the U.S. with her breakthrough single "Lost Boy", and now enters the chart here at #97...


Meanwhile, on the albums sales chart in Britain, Barbra Streisand scores her seventh #1 album with Encore - Movie Partners Sing Broadway. Her first came with the soundtrack to A Star Is Born in 1976; the most recent before this one was Love Is The Answer in 2009. On this new set she pairs with film stars who can sing like Hugh Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Daisy Ridley, and Chris Pine...



At the runner up spot is Barbra's vocal opposite, Britney Spears, with her ninth studio album Glory. Brit has never had a #1 album in the UK as yet, but five of her releases have peaked at #2 now...


Hunna, a rock band from the southern county of Hertfordshire, drop in at #13 with 100...


Rap legends De La Soul return with their first album in 12 years as and the Anonymous Nobody arrives at #16. Back in 1991 they peaked at #7 with De La Soul Is Dead...


Glass Animals, an indie rock group from Oxford, reach the top-40 for the first time at #23 with How To Be A Human Being...


Post-punk veterans New Model Army, from the city of Bradford, are back at #25 with Winter. It's their sixth top-40 record since their start in 1980; they went to #20 with 1989's Thunder and Consolation...







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