Eminem's 'Kamikaze' Holds On to No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart Over Paul McCartney's 'Egypt Station'

Holding onto the U.K chart crown, Eminem's Kamikaze continues to lead the list as Paul McCartney finishes the week with a No. 3 debut for Egypt Station. Still, Kamikaze was the most downloaded and streamed album of the week -- 51 percent of its combined units coming from streaming -- according to the Official Charts Company.

“Promises” by Calvin Harris and Sam Smith lead a second week atop the singles countdown, while the Greatest Showman soundtrack rebounds 3-2, ahead of McCartney's Egypt Station arrival. The former Beatle's new studio album was, however, the best-selling title of the week in physical formats.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again's soundtrack dips 2-4, while Ariana Grande's Sweetener goes 4-5. There's a No. 8 debut for the Gold box set release by T. Rex, marking the group's first time in the top 10 since the late Marc Bolan's The Ultimate Collection reached No. 4 in 1991.

 

Paul Simon's In the Blue Light opens at No. 10 and Spiritualized's And Nothing Hurt  at No. 11. Meanwhile, Now That's What I Call Music 100 returns 2-1 on the compilation chart for its seventh non-consecutive week at the summit.

“Promises” -- recording its best week yet -- combined units of 63,000, more than 8,000 ahead of the former chart-topper “Eastside” by Benny Blanco, Halsey and Khalid, which holds at No. 2. The new Kanye West and Lil Pump collaboration “I Love It” enters at No. 3 -- Kanye's highest U.K. singles chart ranking since “Run This Town,” with Rihanna and JAY-Z, debuted at No. 1 in 2009.

Loud Luxury rise 5-4, with “Body” featuring Brando, while “Taste” by Tyga featuring Offset climbs 8-5, both new peaks. “Happier” by Marshmello and Bastille races 15-6, while “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B, climbs 10-7, its third separate stint at that peak.

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