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Coldplay and BTS’ ‘My Universe’ Shines Bright on U.K. Chart

Ed Sheeran’s “Shivers” (Asylum) scores a third successive week at No. 1 in the U.K., while BTS and Coldplay snag the highest new entry with “My Universe” (Parlophone).

“Shivers” notches another 64,000 chart sales, the OCC reports, to finish the week “comfortably ahead” of its closest rival, Elton John and Dua Lipa’s “Cold Heart” (Pnau Remix) (via EMI), which holds at No. 2.

Meanwhile, “My Universe” starts at No. 3 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, an equal career best for BTS.

It’s the biggest seller across both digital downloads and CD in the current frame, clocking up 27,000 pure sales over the seven-day cycle. According to the OCC, digital downloads account for 21,400 of the sum, marking the biggest single week of downloads for a song in 2021.

“My Universe” draws level with the chart peaks for BTS’ “Dynamite” and “Butter,” for the K-pop superstars’ fourth U.K. Top 10. It’s Coldplay’s 19th appearance in the Top 10.

Lifting into fourth spot is Nigerian singer and songwriter CKay, with his viral hit “Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)” (Parlophone). It’s up five places for his first stint in the U.K. Top 5.

Wigan guitar band The Lathums enjoy the best possible start with their debut album How Beautiful Life Can Be (Island), which starts at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart.

London act Public Service Broadcasting bows at No. 2 with Bright Magic (PIAS Recordings) while Natalie Imbruglia flies in at No. 10 with Firebird (BMG). It’s the Australia singer’s fourth Top 10 entry and first in 14 years.

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