Kylie Minogue has her sixth U.K. No. 1 album, and first for eight years, as Golden (BMG) enters in pole position. Drake has another chart-topping single in the territory, just three weeks after his last, as “Nice For What” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) makes a winning debut.
Minogue's new album has combined first-week units of 48,000, according to the Official Charts Company, bettering each of her last three releases. She first topped the U.K. album chart with Kylie in August 1988, and most recently with Aphrodite in July 2010. 6,400 of the unit total for Golden came on vinyl, making it that format's fastest-selling album of 2018 to date.
The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/ Warner) falls back 1-2 on the new chart, with combined units of 35,000. George Ezra's Staying At Tamara's (Columbia/Sony), which entered at No. 1 two weeks ago, dips 2-3, while 30 Seconds To Mars get a career-best No. 4 start with America (Interscope/Universal). The Courteeners get their sixth top ten album out of six with St. Jude Re:Wired (Ignition) at No. 5.
Three other titles debut in the top ten: Cardi B's Invasion Of Privacy (Atlantic/Warner Music) at No. 6, south London singer-songwriter-DJ Tom Misch's Geography (Beyond The Groove) at No. 8 and eels' The Deconstruction (Eworks/PIAS) at No. 10.
The Drake track, released as a single on April 7, swooped to secure the No. 1 singles crown from Lil Dicky, whose “Freaky Friday” (BMG/Commission), featuring Chris Brown, entered at the summit last week. It was only last month that “God's Plan” completed nine weeks at No. 1; “Nice For What” is his fourth singles chart-topper.
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa's “One Kiss” (Columbia/Sony) arrives at No. 3; the OCC reports that combined units of only 2,096 separated this week's top three. “Friends” (Asylum/ Atlantic/Warner) by Marshmello and Anne-Marie is back up 6-4, as Ezra's “Paradise” slips 4-5.