James Masterton's Chart Watch UK

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It is officially Post Malone week as he scores his second Number One album in 16 months, ends up with two side by side Top 10 singles - and nearly enjoys a third as well. Meanwhile, Aitch doesn't do too badly either. Although something tells me this is all just a throat clearance for exciting stuff to happen next week.

Look at her, "Lana" "Del" "Rey". Like butter wouldn't melt. Yet she's given us the sweariest named Number One album in history and helped to litter the singles chart with a further string of profanity. More f**kery (some of it uncensored) inside. Plus, we've all gone Aitch crazy.

Not for the first time this summer, Ed Sheeran's grinning fizzog adorns the front page of this site as he and longtime good mate Stormzy march to the top of the charts. A single that is there on merit too, not by default as we had feared.

Chart rules - taking the messy unpredictability out of the singles market. This is Senorita's final week at the top of the charts, meaning we can begin the fun speculation about what is to replace it.

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