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UB40 Stay in British Top Ten; Kim Wilde Has Highest Veteran Debut

by VVN Music

Nothing is knocking The Greatest Showman soundtrack out of the number 1 spot in Britain as it hits the eleventh straight week at the top.

That ties it with Adele's 21 as the songs with the longest consecutive run at number 1 in the last thirty years. If it stays on top for another week, it will tie with Bob Marley & the Wailer's Legend which spent 12 weeks in the helm in 1984.

Only one veteran artist stays in the top ten for the week, UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro and Mikey, whose A Real Labour of Love moves 3 to 7 in its second week.

The top debut by a veteran goes to Kim Wilde whose Here Comes the Aliens starts at 21. That's the highest she has charted since 1992's Love Is which peaked at the same position.

Yo La Tengo opens at 60 with There's a Riot Going On, the sixth album they have put on the British charts and the highest charting.  Their previous best was 2003's Summer Sun which went to 76.

After Showman is Ed Sheeran's Divide, XXXTentacion's Question Mark, Dua Lip's self-titled album and the Fratellis' In Your Own Sweet Time.

Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton drop 9 to 11 with "Say Something", the only veteran artist on the chart this week.

Drake is at number 1 for the ninth week with "God's Plan" followed by Rudimental, Jess Glynne and Macklemore with "These Days", Portugal the Man's "Feel It Still", Marshmello & Anne-Marie's "Friends" and George Ezra's "Paradise".