James Masterton's Chart Watch UK

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At first glance it looked as if this might have been Travis Scott's week, but his room just wasn't higher than the massive sales and streams of Tones & I. Meanwhile, this chap here is Dermot Kennedy who is top of the albums chart with his first release. Something no Irishman has managed for almost 20 years.

The inevitable finally happens and after five weeks we have a changing of the guard at Number One. Tones & I becomes the first Australian act in five years to dance her way to the top of the Official UK Singles chart. Plus some promising new group called The Beatles make their way to the top of the albums chart. I think they have a bright future ahead of them.

It is one of those chart battles for the ages. Multiple singles all vying with each other for a coveted chart position and the chance to write themselves into musical history. Alas, that chart position was only Number 2 as nobody quite has the legs to step up to the top. Plus Liam Gallagher rockets to the top of the albums chart but spoils someone else's perfect record in the process.

This was supposed to be the week of the Angels, but instead, our two favourite rap Gods stole the show once more. Plenty to chew over, however, especially as Ozzy Osbourne is back on the charts at the age of 70. All thanks to the Postman.

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