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Lil Nas X Keeps U.K. Chart Crown With ‘Montero’

Lil Nas X enters a second week at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart with “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” (Lil Nas X) while Demi Lovato misses out on the albums crown in an agonizingly close race.

“Montero” collects another 62,000 chart sales in the past cycle, including 8.6 million streams, the OCC reports. The U.S. rapper’s controversial song finishes comfortably ahead of the second-placed single, Justin Bieber’s “Peaches” (Def Jam) featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon, up 3-2 to a new peak.

Also hitting new highs this week is Russ Millions & Tion Wayne’s “Body” (Atlantic), up 21-12; Australian rapper Masked Wolf’s “Astronaut In The Ocean” (Elektra) up 20-18; Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak’s Silk Sonic’s “Leave The Door Open” (Atlantic), up 23-20; and D-Block Europe & Raye’s “Ferrari Horses,” up 28-22 (D-Block Europe).

The highest debut of the week belongs to Olivia Rodrigo with “Déjà Vu” (Geffen), the followup to her global hit “Drivers License.” It’s new at No. at 27.

Meanwhile, it’s been a memorable battle for the Official U.K. Albums Chart title as The Snuts’ W.L. (Parlophone) edges Demi Lovato’s Dancing With The Devil – The Art Of Starting Over (Island).

Just 272 chart sales separate the top two albums as The Snuts become the first Scottish band in 14 years to lead the U.K. chart with their debut album. The last was The View with 2007’s Hats Off To The Buskers.

Lovato’s No. 2 bow is her highest-charting record in the U.K., eclipsing the No. 5 best for her 2017 set Tell Me You Love Me.

The most-streamed LP this week is Justin Bieber’s Justice (Def Jam), down 2-3; South London post-punk outfit Dry Cleaning start at No. 4 with their debut New Long Leg (4AD); and Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia (Warner Brothers) — the U.K.’s biggest album of 2021, according to the OCC — rounds out the Top 5.

Finally, Bronx rapper Lil Tjay has his first Top 10 and a career high with Destined 2 Win (Columbia), his sophomore album. It’s new at No. 7.

Credit: Original article published here.

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