Blink-182 Earns First No. 1 Album in U.K.
Blink-182 landed their first U.K. No. 1 album with California (BMG), according to today’s new data from the Official Charts Company. Drake’s “One Dance” (Cash Money/ Republic/Universal), featuring Wizkid & Kyla, moves into week 13 atop the singles survey, the third-longest consecutive reign in the country’s chart history.
California achieved chart sales of 24,000 in the week ending last night (Thursday). It’s Blink 182’s seventh studio album and eighth to chart in the U.K., in a 16-year span that also included 2005’s Greatest Hits. Their previous best showing before the new release was Take Off Your Pants And Jacket, which reached No. 4 in 2001.
Also on the new album chart, Adele fell 1-2 with 25 (XL Recordings) and Coldplay 2-3 with A Head Full Of Dreams (Parlophone/Warner Music). Beyonce’s Lemonade (Columbia/Sony Music) climbed 5-4, as ELO dipped 3-5 with the All Over The World compilation (Epic/Sony Music). The Bride (Parlophone/Warner Music) by Bat For Lashes arrived at No. 9, the English singer-songwriter’s third consecutive top ten album, following Two Suns (2009, No. 5) and The Haunted Man (2012, No. 6). There was a No. 20 debut for Metronomy’s Summer 08 (Because Music), while rockers Area 11 arrived at No. 27 with Modern Synthesis (Cooking Vinyl).
Carole King’s rapturously-received U.K. performance of Tapestry (Epic/Sony) sent the classic album back into the bestsellers at No. 32, its first showing in the top 40 since January last year. The compilation chart welcomed a new entry at No. 1, Now That’s What I Call Summer Hits (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal).
Drake’s single stayed at the top yet again despite being outsold by “This Girl” (3 Beat) by Kungs Vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners, which held at No. 2 again because “One Dance” was the most-streamed track of the week, helping it stay ahead of Kungs in combined chart sales. Meanwhile, Drake’s “Too Good,” featuring Rihanna, held at No. 3. ”This Is What You Came For” (Columbia/Sony) by Calvin Harris and also featuring Rihanna, was another non-mover at No. 4, while Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” climbed again, 6-5. The Chainsmokers make their first-ever appearance in the U.K. top ten with “Don’t Let Me Down” (Disruptor), featuring Kaya, which improved 16-7, while 2015 Britain’s Got Talent contestant Calum Scott’s “Dancing On My Own” (Instrumental) moved 12-10.