Midweek U.K. Albums Chart: Slipknot on Track for First Title In 13 Years

Slipknot score their second U.K. No. 1 album — 18 years after the first — as We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner) enters at the top. The Official Charts Company’s new singles survey has Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello‘s “Señorita” (Syco Music/EMI/Universal) starting a fifth aggregate week at the summit.

Slipknot’s previous bestseller was with 2001’s Iowa. The new release delivers combined units of close to 32,000, comprised of 22,000 physical sales, 5,000 downloads and over 4,000 equivalent sales. Ed Sheeran‘s four-week reign with No. 6 Collaborations Project (Asylum/Warner Music) ends as it slips to No. 2, as does Lewis Capaldi‘s Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (EMI/Universal), 2-3.

Another longtime rock favorite, Feeder, debut at No. 4 with Tallulah (Believe), the band’s ninth U.K. top 10 album, as Billie Eilish holds at No. 5 with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Republic/Universal). Bon Iver’s II (Jagjaguwar) starts at No. 11. On the compilations chart, Now That’s What I Call Music 103 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) spends a fourth straight week at No. 1.

“Señorita” stays ahead of Sheeran’s “Beautiful People,” featuring Khalid (which holds at No. 2) by a little over 6,000 combined units. Dominic Fike climbs 6-3 with “3 Nights” (Columbia/Sony), Aitch improves 8-4 with “Taste (Make It Shake)” (Since 93) and Kygo’s “Higher Love” (Kygo/Columbia/Sony), featuring Whitney Houston, makes a 9-5 move.

Also on the rise, 12-7, is Sam Smith’s “How Do You Sleep?” (Capitol/Universal), his 11th top 10 U.K. hit in some six and a half years. “So High” (Since 93/Warner Records) by Mist featuring Fredo climbs back 11-8, having previously peaked at No. 7; Capaldi’s “Hold Me While You Wait” also bounces back 10-9, as does Sheeran’s “Take Me Back To London,” featuring Stormzy, 14-10.

 






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