Rag’n’Bone Man Blasts to No. 1 In U.K. With ‘Life By Misadventure’
It’s the second leader in a row for the multiple Brit Award-winning artists, following his debut 2017 effort Human, which has shifted more than over 1 million chart sales in this U.K. and returns the Top 40 at No. 35.
Life By Misadventure enjoyed a lift following Rag’n’Bone Man’s appearance at the BRITs last Tuesday, to perform “Anywhere Away From Here” with Pink and the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir.
Life leads an all-new Top 5 on the current albums chart, ahead of Michael Ball’s We Are More Than One, Dodie’s Build A Problem, Squid’s Bright Green Field and Van Morrison’s Latest Record Project Volume 1, respectively.
Also new to this week’s survey is Weezer’s rock-riff album Van Weezer at 30. It’s the U.S. rockers’ first Top 40 album in 13 years. Meanwhile New Order’s live album Education Entertainment Recreation starts at No. 32 and the late Amy Winehouse’s collection Amy At The BBC cracks the Top 40, at No. 33.
Tion Wayne and Russ Millions’ groundbreaking track “Body” continues to bounce as it enters second week atop the Official U.K. Singles Chart.
“Body” is the first drill track to lead the national singles chart and last Friday became the first British hip-hop track to leader Australia’s ARIA chart.
This week, “Body” blasts away with 81,000 chart sales for its biggest week yet. That sum includes 11.8 million streams, double the plays of its closest competitor, Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” holding at No. 2.
The Brit Awards power several winners and performers from the night, including The Weeknd, whose “Save Your Tears” is up 8-5, a new peak; and Rag’n’Bone Man and Pink’s “Anywhere Away From Here,” up 31-9. Proceeds from the new cut go to NHS Charities.
Following their BRITs-opening performance, Coldplay scoops the week’s highest new entry with “Higher Power”. It’s new at No. 12, for their 21st Top 20 hit and highest-charting single since 2017’s Chainsmokers collaboration “Something Just Like This,” which reached No. 2.