HITS Daily Double


Lewis Capaldi has the biggest opening week of his career, with Broken by Desire To Be Heavenly Sent (EMI) shifting 95k in sales in the U.K. Over on singles, Lana Del Rey has today's highest new entry.

Broken by Desire To Be Heavenly Sent tops the U.K. Official Albums Chart while claiming the title of this year’s fastest-seller to date. The set has surpassed the previous title holder, Ed Sheeran’s Subtract (Atlantic), by just under 20k. Capaldi’s 2019 debut, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent, shifted 89k in first-week sales.

At #3, Take Me Back to Eden (Spinefarm) is Sleep Token’s first Top 5 album. Def Leppard’s collab with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Drastic Symphonies (Mercury), debuts at #4. The U.K. leg of Harry StylesLove on Tour sees his former #1, Harry’s House (Columbia), ascend four to #5.

Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE (Columbia) is up seven to #7 as her world tour also visits the U.K. Covers EP Phantomime (Loma Vista) affords Swedish rock act Ghost its first U.K. Top 10, at #8.

On the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart, “Miracle” (Columbia) by Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding is #1 for a seventh consecutive week.

Two Capaldi tracks are in the Top 40: “Wish You the Best” is up two to #3, while “Haven’t You Ever Been in Love Before?” debuts at #28. Del Rey’s “Say Yes to Heaven” (Polydor) is today’s highest new entry at #9.

After a big week for Eurovision on the Official Chart, a trio of entries hold on for a second week: 2023 victor Loreen is #4 with “Tattoo” (Polydor), Käärijä’s “Cha Cha Cha” is #15 (Warner) and Mae Muller’s “I Wrote a Song” (Capitol) is #19.