James Masterton's Chart Watch UK

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We have Englishmen born to Italian parentage at the top of both singles and albums charts this week, all thanks to Senors Capaldi and Savoretti. Meanwhile, a lack of any big new entries does at least mean room for other hits to breathe. And if you've been longing for the Lizzo single to reach the Top 40, this is where your patience is finally rewarded.

Plenty going on in a week when not much appears to, but it is Dave who gets the top billing this week. The first British rapper since Stormzy to top the charts, and the man with the three biggest new chart singles of the week. But read on, because both Billie Eilish and Wiley have amazing singles out too.

All hail artists from north of the border as they dominate singles and albums charts simultaneously for the first time in 25 years. Plus the Jonas Brothers return after a decade away and land their biggest hit single ever. Who would have thought it?

A brand new Number One single but genuinely, truly, not the one any of us were expecting. But that's what makes all of this so much fun. The second Capaldi to make the charts is the one with the biggest hit of all.

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