Sigrid scores first UK chart hit

Francesca Allen

Norwegian pop star Sigrid made its debut in the UK top 40, a week after the victory of the BBC Music Sound of 2018.

The 21-year-old’s last single of Foreigners leap of 68 places, from 94 to 26, the Official Chart Company said.

The song could climb higher next week, following Sigrid’s performance on Graham Norton’s chat show this Friday.

At the top of the charts, Ed Sheeran is Perfect has been dethroned at the end of six weeks. Eminem is the River, which also includes vocals from Sheeran, has taken its place.

Its the rapper’s ninth UK number one, a run that began in 2000 with The Real Slim Shady.

However, Sheeran’s magic could extend so far – Taylor Swift’s new single at the End of the Game, on which he also appears, failed to make the top 40, despite the publication of a lavish, continent-hopping music video last week.
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Dua Lipa had the opposite experience, with it’s single IDGAF jump of 24 places after the debut of his music video.

The clip sees the singer in fighting the darker, self-destructive version of herself, and helped IDGAF to a new chart peak of 14.

Together, Taylor and Dua videos garnered more than 70 million views on YouTube last week, but these flows are not currently taken into account by the Official Chart Company.

In the charts, Camila Cabello first has been denied the number one slot by the original soundtrack Hugh Jackman’s latest film, The greatest Showman.

The cast recording, which is also the number one in the united states and Australia, sold 40 000 copies in the last seven days.

Cabello of the album, which includes hits from Havana and Never to Be The Same, which entered at number two, making it the only new record in the top 10.


The Cranberries’ greatest hits collection, the Star, re-entered the chart following the sudden death of the singer Dolores O’riordan on Monday.

The album finished the week at number 16, her highest position to date, while the songs Zombie and Linger returned to the singles chart at 45 and 47 respectively.

In the band his native country, Ireland, the impact has been even more pronounced, with Linger, Zombie and Dreams of all re-enter the top 40.

Fan favorite Ode To My Family, and When You’re Gone in the top 100.

Back in the UK albums chart there were new entries for The Pads, including the first studio album in 37 years, Burning Towns, charted at Number 28; and the rock band of Shame, whose beginnings Praise Songs landed at number 32.

The latter was also the most-purchased vinyl of the album of the week.

There were mixed fortunes for this year’s Brit Awards nominees, with Ed Sheeran, Rag N Bone Man, Pink, Stormzy and Paloma Faith all go down in the albums chart after the receipt of their nominations on Saturday.

J Hus, who performed at the occasion of the launch of the show, the opposite of the trend up 11 places to number 24 with her debut album Common Sense.

And Dua Lipa, who made history as the most nominated female artist in British history, has returned to the top 10 with his self-titled debut album.

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