20-year-old art pop phenom Lorde has started her second full-length album Melodrama at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week. The title kicks off with just 109,000 copies moved (with 82,000 of those being actual sales), and while that isn’t a very large sum when it comes to chart-toppers, this frame it was enough to secure her the No. 1 position here in the United States. Melodrama is the singer’s second proper album, and her first since taking something of a lengthy hiatus.
For the second time in history, Simon & Garfunkel’s legendary song “Bridge Over Troubled Water” owns the top spot in the U.K., though there is a different group of singers behind this latest successful run. This week, a cover of the track rules the singles tally across the pond thanks to a meaningful cause and a cast of superstar actors.
While British hard rock act Royal Blood is at No. 1 for the second time in their career, three other new releases begin inside the highest tier on the U.K. albums tally while a few favorites hold on for yet another frame, proving just how much they are loved in the country. Steady in the runner-up position yet again is Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide), which has been going strong since it first stormed the charts and instantly became one of the bestselling albums in British history back in March.
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