Miley Cyrus’ ‘Flowers’ on track for fifth week at number 1 | Music


Miley Cyrus’s dominance of the UK Singles Chart looks set to continue for a fifth consecutive week – Flowers is once again flying past the competition to stay at Number 1.

Last week, Miley Cyrus scored month-long stint at Number 1 with ‘Flowers’. With over 9.3 million UK streams, Flowers keeps its title as the most-streamed track in the country for a fourth consecutive week. It once again extends its lead as Miley’s longest-running Number 1 here, and the longest-running chart-topper of 2023 so far. 

PinkPantheress scored her first-ever UK Top 10 single on Friday with Boy’s a liar, and it’s on the rise again, currently expected to jump to a new peak (4).

Coi Leray’s inescapable viral hit Players is set to climb one place this week (11) – can it go even further and become the US rapper’s first Top 10?

This week’s highest new entry could belong to US rock band Linkin Park with Lost; a previously unreleased track by the band released to celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of their album Meteora. It features vocals by the group’s lead singer, the late Chester Bennington.


Shania Twain secures third Number 1 album with ‘Queen of Me’

Let’s go, girls! Shania Twain is Waking Up Dreaming today, as she secures her third Official Number 1 album with Queen of Me.

It was a two-horse race to the top against RAYE all week, but Canadian country-pop icon Shania succeeds in reaching the summit with her sixth studio LP. Prior to this, Shania enjoyed UK chart-topping success with Come On Over (1998) and Now (2017).

Queen Of Me also tops the Official Vinyl Albums Chart, having sold the most copies on wax this week.

With fewer than 2,500 chart units in it, London-born singer-songwriter RAYE enjoys a Number 2 debut with her much-anticipated debut album My 21st Century Blues. Her first body of work released as an independent artist, My 21st Century Blues includes RAYE’s recent Official Number 1 single Escapism., and was the most-purchased record in independent record shops this week.

Elsewhere, Scottish indie trio Young Fathers claim a career-best and their first-ever Top 10 with fourth studio record Heavy Heavy (7). The band – comprising Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and Graham ‘G’ Hastings – previously saw Top 40 success with their 2014 debut, the Mercury Prize-winning Dead (35), and 2018 release Cocoa Sugar (28). The LP also enters this week’s Official Vinyl Albums Chart Top 10 (3).

Ahead of Saturday night’s BRIT Awards ceremony, Harry Styles’ Album of the Year-nominated LP Harry’s House is up two this week (6). Can he replicate his success at last week’s GRAMMYs – where he won two awards – this weekend?

As she announces her 2023 world tour, Beyoncé’s former Number 1 record RENAISSANCE vaults a huge 60 places today (12).

And finally, The WAEVE celebrate their first-ever Official Albums Chart entry as a duo this week. The group – formed of Blur’s Graham Coxon and former The Pipettes singer Rose Elinor Dougall – score a Top 40 record with their eponymous debut (30). As a member of Blur, Graham boasts 10 UK Top 40 albums. The WAEVE also enjoys a Top 5 debut on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart (4).

Beyoncé Lands Yet Another No. 1 Hit, Moving Up On An Important All-Time Ranking

Beyoncé has earned another No. 1 hit on a Billboard chart this week with her latest single “Cuff It.” This achievement is nothing new for the superstar, but it does help her advance once again on an important list of some of the most successful musicians of all time.

This frame, “Cuff It” rockets up Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart, which ranks the bestselling songs of any genre in the United States every week. Last time around, the cut sat at No. 44, but now it’s bolted to the summit.

The new sales champion “Cuff It” marks Beyoncé’s eleventh No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart, tying Katy Perry for the fourth-most sales champions among solo females. Taylor Swift leads with 25 winners (the most among all acts), followed by Rihanna with 14 and Nicki Minaj, who is just one champion ahead of Perry and Queen Bey.

Beyoncé is also now on the same level as BTS and Eminem, who have similarly claimed 11 bestsellers.

“Cuff It” rises to the summit on the Digital Song Sales chart for a number of reasons. The tune won Best R&B Song at the Grammys a little over a week ago, which brought it some attention. It was one of four trophies Beyoncé took home that evening, and it helped her make history as the artist with the most Grammys won.

The superstar also recently released an EP of reworkings of the tune, including an a capella take, an instrumental, and a remix by DJ Esentrik. The producer melded “Cuff It” with Twista’s 2009 single “Wetter” to make it fresh and new, and fans reacted by purchasing it in huge numbers. The updated version is known simply as the “Wetter Remix.”

In the last tracking week, “Cuff It” sold just over 78,000 copies in the U.S., according to data shared by Luminate (formerly known as Nielsen), making it the bestselling title of the frame by quite a lot. Down from the top spot to No. 2 is Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers,” which sold another 26,000 copies. That means that “Cuff It” outsold the next-bestselling track three times over. The week before, “Cuff It” sold just 1,900 copies.

Thanks to its massive surge in sales, “Cuff It” also rockets to the top 10 on the Hot 100 this week. The tune originally started at No. 13 when Beyoncé’s latest album Renaissance first dropped in mid-2022. Now it has become the Grammy champion’s twenty-first solo top 10 on the competitive tally, and the second from the album. Lead single “Break My Soul” soared to No. 1 in 2022, reaching the peak position right around the time the full-length appeared.

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