Saturday, March 18, 2017

Brit Sweep: March 18, 2017...


It's time to cross the Atlantic yet again to check out the notable songs and albums reaching the charts in the UK this week...

On the official singles chart in Britain, with Ed Sheeran claiming nine of the top ten spots, and "Shape Of You" at #1 for a tenth consecutive week...

Pop vocal group Steps reunite at #37 with their new single, "Scared Of The Dark". It's the first single from their much-anticipated first full non-seasonal album since 2000's Buzz. The last time they were in the top-40 in the UK was in 2001 with "Words Are Not Enough"/"I Know Him So Well", the last in their string of 14 top-10 hits...


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The third solo single from X Factor UK twelth-season winner Louisa Johnson, "Best Behaviour", arrives at #48. The first, "Forever Young", went to #9, while the follow-up, "So Good", peaked at #13...


Rapper Nicki Minaj released three separate singles from her upcoming fourth album on the 10th, and two of them reach the British chart. At #49 is "No Frauds" featuring Lil' Wayne and Drake, it's her "answer" record to Remy Ma's scathing "Shether" diss track...


Norwegian production duo Stargate team up with pop superstars Sia and Pink for "Waterfall" at #61...


The second Nicki Minaj entry is "Regret In Your Tears" at #69. It's about her ex, rapper Meek Mill...


New Zealander alt-pop artist Lorde, whose radio single "Green Light" drops in its second week from #28 to #34, comes in at #84 with "Liability". Both are from her upcoming sophomore effort Melodrama...


American pop newcomer Jon Bellion enters at #86 with his U.S. Top-20 hit "All Time Low". It's been remixed with a rap cameo from British hip-hop king Stormzy...


Another American top-20 hit reaching these shores this week is "iSpy" from rapper KYLE featuring Lil' Yachty...


Meanwhile, on the albums chart here, Ed Sheeran's Divide album holds on top for a second week (he's also at #3 and #6 with his other two albums)...

Folk-rock artist Laura Marling has the top debut at #5 with her sixth studio album Semper Femina. Five of them (all but her debut) have reached the top ten...


Synthpop legend Marc Almond and his group Soft Cell take their second career retrospective, Hits and Pieces - The Best Of, to #7. In 1991, Almond's Memorabilia - The Singles peaked at #8...


Circa Waves, an indie-rock band from Liverpool, roll in at #11 with their second release Different Creatures...


One notch below that at #12 is the soundtrack to the live-action redo of the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans...


Post-hardcore rock band Mallory Knox, from Cambridge, pop in at #18 with their third release Wired. Three years ago they climbed to #16 with Asymmetry...


The fifth record from American indie-rockers the Shins, Heartworms, kick in at #19. Their last, Port Of Morrow, went to #11 in 2012...





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