It’s almost unbelievable to say, but The Greatest Showman is still steady at No. 1, and this time around, it inches closer to reaching its thirtieth turn at the top. Behind the incredibly successful soundtrack, just one title breaks into the top 10 for the first time, though it’s not a brand new effort, as is typically the case with those albums that appear in the region for the first time.
Steady in second place is George Ezra’s Staying at Tamara’s, which has been going strong ever since he released it last spring. The record is now being powered (in part) by new top 10 single “Hold My Girl.” Two other soundtracks, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, land at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively. As if that No. 4 placement wasn’t impressive enough for the rock band, Queen’s compilation The Platinum Collection is back inside the uppermost area at No. 10, giving them a pair of appearances.
Legendary group Fleetwood Mac see their new compilation of some of their greatest hits, 50 Years – Don’t Stop, rise to a new high point of No. 5.
Pop singer Jess Glynne sees her sophomore record Always In Between climb to No. 6, followed by Take That’s Odyssey at No. 7 and the Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again soundtrack at No. 8, bringing the total number of soundtracks in the top 10 this week to four.
The only new title that appears in the top 10 for the first time comes from one of the most successful pop acts in the U.K., Clean Bandit. The group was forced to settle for a lowly position inside the Top 40 when their highly-anticipated new album What Is Love? was first released a little over a month ago, and at the time, the debut was surprising. Now, their sophomore record has finally risen into the top 10, where it deserved to be, settling at No. 9.
While it only just became a top 10 album, What Is Love? has been extremely successful for the band when it comes to singles. The full-length has produced five top 10 hits, including a trio of chart-toppers, and one other top 20 smash.
Clean Bandit Finally Hits The U.K. Top 10 With Their New Album While ‘The Greatest Showman’ Rules – Forbes