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U.K. CHARTS: DINNER IS SERVED

The Last Dinner Party has topped the Official Albums Chart—and posted the biggest opening week for a debut album by a band since 2015. At singles, Noah Kahan registers a sixth consecutive week at #1.

The Last Dinner Party’s Prelude to Ecstasy (Island) hits #1 on 32,800 its first week. This is the biggest sales week for a debut #1 since Years & Years moved 55k units of Communion nine years ago.

Prelude to Ecstasy is also the bestseller in U.K. independent record shops this week. With more than 14k vinyl copies sold, which puts it at #1 on the Record Store and vinyl charts, Ecstasy had the biggest sales week for a vinyl LP since the re-release of OasisThe Masterplan in November.

Meanwhile, Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Jamie Webster earns his third Top 10 and highest-charting album to date with 10 for the People (Modern Sky), which heads straight in at #2. Paul McCartney and WingsBand on the Run (Capitol) returns to the Top 40 for the first time since 2010, landing at #16—its best showing since June 1975—following the special 50th anniversary Underdubbed Mixes reissue.

The self-titled debut album by singer-songwriter Dylan John Thomas’ on Ignition lands at #21, succeeded by Kula Shaker’s fourth Top 40 album, Natural Magick (Strange Folk), at #22.

Taylor Swift’s appearance on the Grammy Awards along with her announcement of a new album pushed several of her EMI LPs up the Official Albums Chart: 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is #5, Album of the Year Midnights is up to #6, Folklore hits #10, Lover rises to 13 and reputation snags #14.

At singles, Kahan’s “Stick Season” has the longest consecutive-week run at #1 since Dave & Central Cee’s “Sprinter” last summer. It once again ends the week as the most-streamed song in the country, with 8.3m.

The steady rise of Benson Boone’s “Beautiful Things” (Warner) continues; it rises six slots to crack the Top 5. YG Marley’s self-released “Praise Jah in the Moonlight” is up 11 slots to #9. Justin Timberlake’s “Selfish” (RCA) is up eight to #29.

The Last Dinner Party’s “Nothing Matters” becomes their first Top 20 single, hitting #19.

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