Saturday, May 13, 2017

Brit Sweep: May 12, 2017...

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

On the official singles chart in Britain, Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee along with how is he still here scourge Justin Bieber race up to #1 with "Despacito"...

One Direction's Niall Horan follows up his first solo hit "This Town", which peaked at #9 in the UK, with "Slow Hands", which claps in at #25...


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 DJ/producer Jonas Blue from Essex scores his fourth top-40 hit in the UK with "Mama" at #29. It features Australian singer William Singe, who was part of the boyband the Collective who appeared on the X Factor Australia.


American rapper Kid Ink flows in at #52 with "F With U"featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Last year he went to #3 as a featured artist on Fifth Harmony's "Worth It"...


California sister group Haim, who will be on tonight's Saturday Night Live show, land at #59 with "Want You Back". It's the first single from their upcoming second album Something To Tell You. Their debut set sent four songs into the top 40 in this country, with "The Wire" making it to #16...


 Niall's former bandmate Harry Styles also arrives with his second solo single as "Sweet Creature" enters at #74. His first, "Sign Of The Times", is still in the top 10 at #10...


American rapper Post Malone takes his top-20 US hit "Congratulations", featuring Quavo from the "Bad and Bougee" trio Migos, comes in at #79...


Meanwhile, on the albums chart in the UK, indie-rock band Kasabian grab their fifth consecutive #1 studio album (out of six) with For Crying Out Loud. Their first was Empire back in 2006...


New wave pioneers Blondie return at #4 with their new album Pollinator. It's their ninth trip to the top ten; they had back-to-back #1 studio sets with Parallel Lines and Eat To The Beat in 1978-79...


Australian post-punk icons Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds recap their career at #8 with Lovely Creatures - The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (1984-2014). Their last studio release, Skeleton Tree, climbed all the way to the #2 spot last year...


Indie-rock act Slowdive, from Reading, splash in at #16 with their self-titled fourth effort. It's their highest rank on the chart as yet...


American indie-pop singer LP, the moniker for out lesbian artist Laura Pergolizzi, makes her debut at #17 with her Lost On You album, named for her international smash hit...


Logic, a rapper/singer from Maryland in the US, gets into the top-40 for the first time in this country with his third release Everybody at #20...


Canadian indie-rock musician Mac DeMarco gets his second top-40 album with This Old Dog at #21...


American country singer Chris Stapleton rolls in at #22 with From A Room - Vol. 1. It's has best UK showing yet...


Texan post-hardcore veterans At The Drive-In also have their best rank as they race in at #30 with In*Ter A*li*a....


Canadian jazz-pop songstress Diana Krall returns at #32 with Turn Up The Quiet. Back in 2004 she peaked at #4 with The Girl In The Other Room...


Hawkwind, a progressive rock band from London who originally formed in 1969, fly in at #34 with Into The Woods. It's their 15th top-40 album; only their live set Space Ritual Alive made the top ten, back in 1973 (#9)...





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