Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande are both back at No. 1 across the pond (for the first time together), but their new chart-topper isn’t the most important piece of history made this frame. Further down the ranking, one of the members of BTS scores his first solo placement in the country, which is a truly rare sight in the nation.
Here’s a look at five of the most important moves on this week’s U.K. singles chart.
No. 1 – Lady Gaga – “Rain on Me (ft. Ariana Grande)”
On the same day she released her highly-anticipated new album Chromatica, Lady Gaga was handed a very special honor in the U.K.: another No. 1 hit. The pop star teamed up with fellow female powerhouse Ariana Grande for the upbeat and dancefloor-ready “Rain on Me,” and the public has spoken, buying enough copies and streaming it so frequently that it debuts in first place, giving both acts their sixth leader.
No. 24 – KSI – “Cap (ft. Offset)”
YouTube celebrity and hip-hop star KSI’s debut album Dissimulation opens at No. 2 this frame, producing two more top 40 hits as it arrives. First up among the pair of wins is “Cap” with Migos member Offset, while “Killa Killa,” which features newcomer Aiyana-Lee, starts just a few rungs down at No. 27. The title has now produced five top 40-charters.
No. 68 – Agust D – “Daechwita”
As his latest solo mixtape D-2 debuts at No. 7 (making history in a number of ways in the process), BTS rapper and singer Suga (also known as Agust D when he releases music on his own) sees his track “Daechwita” start its time on the tally at No. 68. The song is his first solo placement on the U.K. tunes roster, and it’s also of historic significance.
No. 86 – Ellie Goulding – “Power”
Eillie Goulding has been releasing singles all tied to a future full-lenght for two years now, and only recently has she finally shared the title (Brightest Blue) and its street date (July 17), along with another cut from the project. “Power,” which enters the race at No. 86, is the fifth charting song from the album.
No. 96 – Sia – “Together”
Australian singer-songwriter Sia has been hard at work on her upcoming film Music, which was written, produced and directed by the pop star, and hopefully the project will be released later this year. In addition to everything else she did for the movie, Sia also created a soundtrack to accompany it, and “Together” serves as the first single from the to-be-released set. It opens at No. 96 this frame.
Source: Forbes Business