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Lana Del Rey’s ‘Chemtrails’ Is Flying to No. 1 In U.K.

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Lana Del Rey is cruising to a fifth No. 1 on the U.K. Albums Chart with Chemtrails Over The Country Club (Polydor).

At the halfway point in the chart week, the U.S. singer and songwriter’s latest LP is outselling the rest of the Top 10 combined, the OCC reports.

Chemtrails is the best-seller in physical and digital formats so far this cycle. Its midweek tally of 34,000 combined sales eclipses the entire first-week effort of her previous three albums, and the collection is on track for Del Rey’s best release week since 2014’s Ultraviolence.

Previously, Del Rey topped the Official U.K. Albums Chart with Born To Die (2012); Ultraviolence; Lust For Life (2017); and Norman F**king Rockwell (2019).

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Coming in at a distance second on the Official Chart Update is Justin Bieber’s latest Justice (Def Jam), while Bob Dylan’s boxed set 1970 (Sony Music CG) is at No. 3. If it holds its position when the chart is published this Friday, Dylan will snag his 41st U.K. Top 10.

Also new to the midweek chart is Sting’s collaborative effort Duets (Polydor/UMC), which could give the former Police frontman his highest-charting release since 2003’s Sacred Love.

London rapper Central Cee completes the Top 5 with his debut mixtape, Wild West (Central Cee), down 3-5.

Also new to the chart blast is Brighton alternative rockers Black Honey with Written & Directed (Foxfive), new at No. 7, while homegrown heavy metal veterans Saxon are hovering just outside the Top 10 with Inspirations (Transistors). It’s new at No. 11 and could land the band their highest chart position in 40 years.

Over in the singles chart race, Nathan Evans is on target for a second week at No. 1 with his sea shanty “Wellerman” (Polydor), featuring 220Kid and Billen Ted.

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