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Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion go to number 1
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion each get their first number one single as WAP climbs to the top. Rapper Nines tops the albums chart for the first time.

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion climb to number one in the singles chart. Nines heads five new entries at the top of the albums chart.

WIth a grim inevitability Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion climb to the top of the singles chart with the diabolical WAP. At the risk of coming across as an old fuddy-duddy, this monstrosity is just a series of noises and an attempt by the two protagonists to shock. It really isn’t clever. Nonetheless, the record books will show that this is the first number one single for each of them and that they are the first female rap duo to have a chart-topping single in the UK.

Joel Corry and MNEK’s six-week reign at the top, therefore, comes to an end as Head & Heart falls to number two. Nathan Dawe and KSI climb two places to number three with Lighter. Mood by 24KGoldn and Iann Dior climbs seven places to number four while Headie One, AJ Tracey and Stormzy’s Ain’t It Different falls to number five. 24KGoldn’s other entry, as featured artist on Clean Bandit’s Tick Tock (with added Mabel) climbs sixteen places to number twenty, helped in part by a socially-distanced performance on the final of the junior version of The Voice last weekend. In a slightly moody top six, Pop Smoke’s Mood Swings is at number six.

London rapper Courtney Freckleton, better known as Nines, enters at number 25 with Airplane Mode, presumably named to annoy pedants who insist that it should be Aeroplane Mode as he isn’t American. The song, Nines’ highest charting single to date, features NSG who had two top twenty singles last year.

The Weeknd entered the top forty three weeks ago as the featured artist on Juice Wrld’s Smile. This week he gets another entry as a featured artist, this time on Calvin Harris’s Over Now at number 33. While the fact that Smile was more of a Juice Wrld song than a song by the man born Abel Tesfaye was a bad thing, Over Now sounds more like a song by The Weeknd that has been produced by Calvin Harris. That is a good thing. That said, if it had sounded like a Calvin Harris song with vocals by The Weeknd, that would probably have been a good thing too. It is Harris’s 35th top forty hit and The Weeknd’s 23rd.

If you were going to release a single called Ice Cream, it might have made more sense to have put it out a few weeks ago. On the other hand, if it was as bad as the effort by Blackpink (with added Selena Gomez), it might have been better not to release it at all. A new entry at number 39, it is Blackpink’s third chart hit of the year and the second to have a sweet(-ish) theme following Sour Candy. Selena Gomez’s only other food-related hit single would have been Rare if it had been a song about cooking steak.

Dua Lipa’s Hallucinate re-enters at number 37, still two places short of its current peak.

After many weeks where the top five albums were made up of one or two new entries (at most) and a slow-changing line-up of older releases, all of this week’s top five are new entries and, as tends to be more true of the albums chart than the singles chart these days, there is a reasonable amount of variety in them.

The album that led the way in each of the updates throughout the week was from the oldest act of the five, rock band Metallica who formed in the early 1980s and had their first top forty album in 1988. In their almost forty years together, they have released as many live albums as studio albums. Their second live album, released in 1999, was entitled S&M and featured the San Francisco Symphony. Last year, to mark the twentieth anniversary of that album, they performed with the orchestra again and the result is their latest release, S&M2. The original album only reached number 33 so it was clear that S&M2 would do a lot better as soon as the first update was published. Its lead at the top diminished throughout the week and it finishes the week at number two.

The album at number two in the early updates was All Rise, the sixth album by American singer Gregory Porter. He was in his late twenties when he released his first album in 2010 but has been putting out new material roughly every two years since then. His last three albums have all reached the top ten, each of them reaching a new peak but spending less time in the chart than its predecessor. The improvement in chart position is stalled this time as All Rise enters at number three, equalling its predecessor Nat King Cole & Me.

The week’s number one album, therefore, is the one that was only at number three in the first update. It has become a familiar pattern to see new entries by rap artists finish higher than their position in the early updates and Nines’ Crabs In A Bucket becomes the latest album to do so. Albums by artists of other genres still rely heavily on actual sales, particularly in their first week. Those sales tend to be heavily weighted towards the beginning of the week as fans go out to buy it or download it on the day of the release or receive their pre-ordered copy. Rap albums, on the other hand, rely more heavily on streaming which is more evenly distributed throughout the week. This is Nines’ first number one album after his two previous releases finished at numbers four (One Foot Out, 2017) and five (Crop Circle, 2018).

The closest Gregory Porter has got to a hit single in the UK was as the featured artist on Disclosure’s Holding On which reached number 46 in 2015. The brothers from Surrey, Howard and Guy Lawrence to their mum, also released a new album last Friday. Some people have questioned the wisdom of releasing a dance album at a time when the clubs are still closed but there comes a time when you just have to go for it rather than sitting on new material indefinitely. The duo have said that they hoped the album’s positive messages would prove popular in difficult times. Energy, Disclosure’s third album, enters at number four. Both their previous albums went to number one.

It has been mentioned here several times that this year has thrown up an unusual number of cases of two different songs with the same title reaching the singles chart. For the last few weeks, there have been two songs called Smile in the top 100. As mentioned above, one of them is by Juice Wrld and The Weeknd. The other is by Katy Perry. The fact that the latter song has yet to put in an appearance in the top forty was, perhaps, an early sign that the album of the same name was not going to be Perry’s third chart-topper. Sure enough, it isn’t. It enters at number five.

For obvious reasons. This year’s Record Store Day did not happen in April. After a number of tentative new dates, the eventual decision was to spread the event over three weekends at the end of August, September and October. The August date was last Saturday and two albums released that day, both by David Bowie, are in the top forty. Changesnowbowie is at number seventeen and I’m Only Dancing (The Soul Tour ‘74) is at eighteen.

American band Pvris (pronounce Paris, obviously) enter at number fourteen with their third album Use Me. Their last album, All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell, reached number four in 2017. Brighton band The Magic Gang enter at number sixteen with their second album Death Of The Party.

The Essential Status Quo, the band’s fourth compilation album in the last five years, enters at number 28. I assume the strategy is to release so many compilation albums that people like me run out of ways of saying that a lot of their songs sound the same. Veteran keyboardist Rick Wakeman is at number 34 with The Red Planet following a physical release. His fans are clearly not fans of downloading as the album failed to chart in digital form.
Published on: 2020-09-04 by Suedehead2 || 1259 Views
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5 Sep 2020 - 7:51
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Monstrosity is being WAP generous. I'm far from being an old fuddy-duddy when it comes to sex in real-life, but I'd be willing to bet it's being streamed predominantly by teen male virgins who imagine it's some sort of future porn female role model they imagine will be coming, ahem, their way any day now, or as a deliberate way of pissing off their parents in Lockdown tongue.gif

Now if a rapper used his real name, and Courtney Freckleton is a name I could very much get behind, I'd take him a lot more seriously than a name that sounds like bragging about the size of his member. As for the new album, all pharmacists can help with lotions to get rid of crabs, even if they are by the bucketload. Or try shaving.

advice courtesy The School Of Experience ©. You're welcome Nines!
5 Sep 2020 - 10:10
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Nine cm?

Courtney Freckleton is definitely a cool name though laugh.gif
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