Just as they did with their Bad Blood debut in March 2013, Bastille have entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1, this time fending off new releases by Nick Cave and The Beatles. Wild World (Virgin/Universal) had combined units of 36,000 in the week ending Thursday night. The Official Charts Company singles chart, meanwhile, shows "Closer" (Disruptor) by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey starting a third week at the top.
Beneath Bastille, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds entered at a career-best No. 2 with Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed), which outdoes their previous best No. 3 debut of 2013's Push the Sky Away. The Beatles' Live at The Hollywood Bowl (Apple Corps/Universal) started at No. 3, to become their 32nd U.K. top five album. The previous configuration of the album reached No. 1 during a 17-week run in the top 75 in 1977.
The fourth consecutive new entry of the week was Meat Loaf's Braver Than We Are (Savoy) at No. 4, while last week's new entry at No. 1, Ward Thomas' Cartwheels (Sony Music), fell to No. 5. KT Tunstall made a strong return at No. 7 with Kin (Virgin/Universal), easily outdoing the No. 14 start of its 2013 predecessor Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon.
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The top 10 also saw arrivals for Scottish rock quartet Twin Atlantic's GLA (Red Bull) at No. 9 and fellow Scots Teenage Fanclub with Here (PEMA), their best showing since Songs From Northern Britain reached No. 3 in 1997.
Chainsmokers logged a tally of 89,000 combined units for the week, made up of 31,000 downloads and 5.8 million streams. That put them 31,000 ahead of "Let Me Love You" (Interscope/Universal) by DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber, which has spent its entire six-week chart life at No. 2.
"Cold Water" (Because Music), by Major Lazer featuring Bieber and MØ, was steady again at No. 3, as was Calum Scott's "Dancing On My Own" (Instrumental) at No. 4. Scott is in his fourth week in that position and tenth in the top five. Sia's "The Greatest" (Monkey Puzzle/Sony), featuring Kendrick Lamar, raced 49-5 in its second week. Ariana Grande's "Side to Side" (Republic/Universal), featuring Nicki Minaj, climbed 24-8.