George Ezra strikes gold by winning a third straight UK chart title.
The English singer child of the gold rush (Columbia) exploded to No. 1 on the Official UK Albums Chart, with combined sales of over 44,000, reports the OCC, with physical sales accounting for 79% of the total.
child of the gold rush complete a hattrick started with Wanted while traveling (from 2014) and Stay with Tamara (2018).
Ezra’s Latest Album Surpasses Harry Styles Harry’s Squaree (Colombia), of the classification. At Harry’s just completed a two-week stint at No. 1, the only title this year to record consecutive weeks at the top.
In the middle of the week, child of the gold rush was ahead of his closest rival by four to one.
Further down the list, British electronic duo Chase & Status start at No. 4 with What came before (EMI), for their first Top 10 appearance in five years.
Meanwhile, BTS lands a fifth UK Top 10 album with an anthology Evidence (Big Hit Entertainment), new at No. 8. BTS, which is disbanding to allow its members to pursue solo careers, roars to No. 1 in the Australian charts with the new collection.
Finally, the late American rapper and singer XXXTentacion breaks into the UK Top 40 with his posthumous compilation, Look at Me: The Album (Colombia). It is new at No. 23 and becomes the artist’s second album to crack the UK Top 40 after his death in June 2018, aged 20, and his fourth overall.