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Kylie Minogue Spends Third Week in British Albums Top Ten; Sting & Shaggy Debut at 9

by VVN Music

Kylie Minogue is the highest charting veteran artist in Britain for the week as she spends a third week in the top ten.  Golden falls from 4 to 6.

The highest debut by a vet goes to Sting & Shaggy whose 44/876 starts at 9. For Sting, it's his highest charting studio album since 2003's Sacred Love went to number 3. He has released five albums since, none of which made the top ten.

For Shaggy, it's his highest charting since his Hot Shot topped the British Albums chart in 2000.

A Perfect Circle's fourth studio album, Eat the Elephant, starts at number 12, easily the best that they have ever done in the U.K. Previously, 2003's Thirteenth Step went to 37. It's also the second best charting album of Circle's lead James Maynard Keenan who went to number 4 in 2006 with 10,000 Days.

The Who have placed their ninth live album on the chart this week as Live at the Fillmore East 1968 debuts at 15. That is the second best position of any Who live set behind the classic Live at Leeds which peaked at 3 in 1970.

David Bowie premiers at 22 with the limited Record Store Day release Welcome to the Blackout: Live London '78. This is Bowie's eighth charting live album but didn't fare as well as the Who's with three from earlier in his career doing better, David Live (1974 / #2), Stage (1978 / #5) and Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture (1983 / #17).

At 43 is another Bowie RSD release, a special edition of the rare 1977 U.S. compilation, Bowie Now, while the Who also have a second debut with the RSD edition of The Kids Are Alright at 80.

Two more Record Store Day exclusives also make the lower portion of the charts with the Rolling Stones' Their Satanic Majesties Request at 90 and the Cure's Mixed Up at 99.

Finally, Neil Young & Promise of the Real open at 96 with the original soundtrack album for the Young film Paradox.

Last week's top album by a veteran artist, the Manic Street Preachers' Resistance is Futile, falls from 2 to 13.

The soundtrack to The Greatest Showman is number 1 for the fourteenth of the last sixteen weeks followed by KOD by J. Cole, Accidentally On Purpose by Shires, Staying at Tamara's by George Ezra and Crop Circles by Nines.

Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa hold off a challenge from Ariana Grande to stay at number 1 for a second week on the British Singles chart with "One Kiss". Grande is second with "No Tears Left to Cry" followed by Drake's "Nice For What", Lil Dicky Featuring Chris Brown with "Freaky Friday" and George Ezra's "Paradise".

Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton once again have the highest charting single by a veteran artist with "Say Something" at 16.