James Masterton's Chart Watch UK

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Acts at the top of both charts perform feats which takes them into record-equalling territory. Tones & I is only the third woman to spend ten weeks in a row at the top, whilst Robbie is now level with Elvis for Number One albums. And it STILL isn't Christmas yet.

Let's work this backwards. Stormzy (and pals) has the biggest new hit, Lewis Capaldi has the biggest climber, but it is still Tones & I with the biggest sale. The three main contenders for Xmas No.1 all line up in the Top 3 and it is truly still all to play for.

The last week at Number One for Dance Monkey? Well actually not necessarily as she escapes the axe once more. An all-female Top 3 is rounded out by a returning Billie Eilish. And she is just as spooky as before.

It is but a few weeks to Christmas and we've all gone Brit rap crazy! These guys are but a small subset of the hot British stars who invade the singles chart en masse. But don't forget those who are still Dance Monkey crazy. And trust me, there are still plenty of them around.

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