Harry Styles has continued his success with his new single As It Was, staying at number one for a second week.
The lead track from Styles’ forthcoming album Harry’s House has charted 70,000 times and was again the most streamed song of the week in the UK – with 7.6 million plays, according to the Official Charts Company.
Kentucky rapper Jack Harlow has secured the week’s biggest new entry with his single “First Class”, which debuted at number two – marking his first solo UK Top 10 hit and the UK’s highest charting single of all time.
The viral track is based on a sample of Fergie’s 2007 hit Glamorous.
London-born singer-songwriter Cat Burns has reached new heights with her breakthrough track Go, securing a spot at number five, while Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran hit a new high with Bam Bam at number ninth following the release of Cabello’s third solo album have family.
Outside the top 10, David Guetta, Ella Henderson and Becky Hill debut their collaboration Crazy What Love Can Do at number 20. The dance track is Guetta’s 44th, Henderson’s eighth, and Hill’s 15th top 40 entry.
Charlie Puth is also on the rise, with TikTok anthem Light Switch moving up four spots to a new high of No. 26, while the week’s latest addition came from rapper Digga D, whose single Hold It Down climbed a spot at No. 35 secured and marked his 12th top 40 hit.
On the album charts, indie rock band Wet Leg secured a number one album with their self-titled debut album and contributed to a hat-trick of chart success for independent record labels, which dominate the top three spots.
The Isle of Wight duo, Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, topped the rest of the top five combined, according to The Official Charts Company, making it the second-biggest opening week for an album at the top of the charts in 2022.
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The duo’s number one album is the latest in a string of independent record label achievements, as Teasdale and Chambers become the fourth independent label act to have a number one album in the UK has earned Broco’s Amazing Things.
Second and third places on the album charts were also conquered by independent label releases for the first time in 11 years, with Father John Misty’s Chloe And The Next 20th Century entering at number two and Jack White’s Fear Of The Dawn at number three.
Elsewhere in the top 10, Little Mix’s greatest hits collection Between Us secured a spot at number seven after kicking off the band’s last tour as a trio before Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock took a break pursuing a solo career.
Spoken-word poet and rapper Kae Tempest earns her first Top 10 entry with This Line Is A Curve at number eight, while Camila Cabello’s Familia becomes her second Top 10 hit after securing a spot at number ninth Has.
English singer-songwriter Passenger debuts at number 35 with Birds That Flew And Ships That Sailed, making it the artist’s eighth album to make the UK Top 40.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/harry-styles-continues-as-it-was-success-with-second-week-at-number-one-41557507.html Harry Styles continues the success of As It Was with its second week at number one