Saturday, May 06, 2017

Brit Sweep: May 6, 2017...

Let's head across the Atlantic one more time to check out the notable songs and albums reaching the chart in the UK this week...

On the official singles chart in Britain, Clean Bandit releases its hold on #1 after one week as another song takes over. This time, it's DJ/producer DJ Khaled, as he lands his first chart-topping hit in this country with "I'm The One", featuring Justin Bieber along with rappers Quavo (from Migos), Chance the Rapper, and Lil' Wayne. It's only his second time in the top-40; last year he peaked at #25 with "For Free" with Drake...


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As Norwegian dance music artist Kygo's collaboration with Selena Gomez, "It Ain't Me", drops to #18 (it peaked at #7), his new pair-up with British singer Ellie Goulding, "First Time", arrives at #34...


The second single from Katy Perry's upcoming fifth studio album, "Bon Appetit", featuring rap trio Migos, gets served at #40. The first, "Chained To The Rhythm", made it to #5 and stands at #37 this week...


British pop/rock "boy" band the Vamps recruit Danish DJ/producer Martin Jensen at #44 with "Middle Of The Night". It's the second offering from their third album due in July; the first, "All Night", reached #24...


American pop/rock giants Fall Out Boy return at #67 with "Young and Menace". It previews their album Mania which will be released in September. Back in 2007 they made it to #2 with "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race"...


Earlier this year, American modern rock band Imagine Dragons just missed the top-40 with "Believer". Now they're in at #68 with "Thunder"...


Jamaican Reggaeton star Sean Paul follows up his top ten UK hit "No Lie" with the track at #76, "Body" featuring Migos...


Newcomer Maggie Lindemann makes her debut at #92 with "Pretty Girl"...


Meanwhile, on the albums chart in the UK, Ed Sheeran's Divide album holds on to #1 for a ninth week...

Animated indie-rock "supergroup" Gorillaz are back at #2 with Humanz. The act, led by Damon Albarn of Blur, went to #1 in 2005 with Demon Days; this is their fourth out of five studio sets to make the top ten...


Irish alternative rock veterans the Cranberries sail in at #18 with Something Else. Their debut record, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, topped the chart here in 1993...


Alternative rock icon Mark Lanegan, formerly of bands like Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age, sees his tenth solo album Gargoyles drop in at #22. It's one notch below his best rank, when Blues Funeral hit #21 in 2012...


Former star of Glee Lea Michele takes her sophomore album, Places, to #37. Her first, Louder, peaked at #16 in 2014...





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