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Levellers Start at 12 in Britain With "We the Collective", Their Highest Charting in 21 Years

by VVN Music

After months of there being up to six veteran artists in the British top ten, we've finally hit a week where there is not one in sight.

The highest charting album by a veteran artist and the highest debut goes to the Levellers whose We the Collective premiers at 12. This is actually a great chart position for the band giving them their highest charting studio album since 1997's Mouth to Mouth went to number 5.  The band hit number 1 in 1995 with Zeitgeist and number 2 in 1993 with Levellers.

Mary Chapin Carpenter debuts at 74 with Sometimes Just Sky, her tenth album to chart in Britain. Her highest charting is a tie between 1994's Stones in the Road and 2012's Ashes and Roses, both of which peaked at 26.

Last week's big debut was Rick Parfitt's Over and Out which started at 4. This week, it drops to 47.

George Ezra may have ended the consecutive week at number 1 run by the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman, but he couldn't hold them off for long.  Showman returns to the number 1 spot this week for its twelfth, now, nonconsecutive week at the top.  Ezra drops to number 2 followed by The Weeknd's My Dear Melancholy, the Vaccines' Combat Sports and Ed Sheeran's Divide.

On the Singles chart, Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton hold at 12 with "Say Something".

Lil Dickey and Chris Brown's "Freaky Friday" moves into the number 1 spot followed by Rudimental, Jess Glynne and Macklemore's "These Days", "This is Me" from The Greatest Showman, George Ezra's "Paradise" and Portugal the Man's "Feel It Still".