Michael Ball Tops U.K. Album Chart, Lewis Capaldi’s Singles Reign Continues
British vocalist, broadcaster and actor Michael Ball debuts atop the U.K. album chart with Coming Home To You(Decca/Universal).
The success comes 27 years after his previous solo No. 1 with his self-titled 1992 debut, but hard on the heels of two consecutive bestselling collaborations with Alfie Boe.
Last week’s new entry at the album summit, Jack Savoretti’s Singing To Strangers (BMG), is down to No. 2. The cast recording of The Greatest Showman(Atlantic/Warner Music) moves back 4-3, changing places with Tom Walker’s What A Time To Be Alive (Relentless/Sony).
George Ezra climbs back 6-5 with Staying At Tamara’s (Columbia/Sony). Also on the rise again, after Richard Carpenter’s appearance on BBC1’s The One Show this week, is Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (A&M/Universal), which re-enters at No. 10. The album peaked at No. 8 in its debut week last December.
Meanwhile, Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” (EMI/Universal) is the U.K.’s favourite single for a fifth week.
Capaldi’s single finished some 11,000 combined units ahead of its nearest rival, Calvin Harris’s “Giant” (Columbia/Sony), featuring Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, which begins a fifth straight week at No. 2. Walker’s “Just You And I” improves 4-3 and the Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker” (Republic/Universal) 5-4. Ariana Grande jumps back 5-4 with “Break Up With Your Girlfriend I’m Bored” (Republic/Universal).
The highest new entry of the singles week is British producer Steel Banglez’ “Fashion Week” (Gifted Music/Warner Bros), featuring A.J. Tracey and MoStack, at No. 7. Pink’s “Walk Me Home” (RCA/Sony) rebounds 12-9 and “Options” (NSG) by NSG featuring Tion Wayne moves 11-10, after reaching No. 7 earlier in the month.