Beyonce’s ‘Renaissance’ Sprints For UK Chart Throne

Beyonce cruises to a fourth British No. 1 with Renaissance (via Columbia/Parkwood Entertainment).

The American superstar singer leads midweek chart with what should be an unassailable trail; that’s currently more than the rest of the Top 5 combined, according to Official Charts Company.

Queen Bey led earlier Official UK Albums Chart with his solo debut Dangerously in love (2003), 4 (2011) and Lemonade (2016), her latest release. As a member of Destiny’s Child, the Houston, Texan native ruled the national charts with 2001’s Survivor.


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With new track Break my soul challenging for the singles crown, Bey could win the UK chart double.

In the meantime Maggie Rogers’ second album Surrender (Polydor) was to give the indie pop artist his first UK Top 10, debuting at No.3 on the Official Chart Update, while veteran electronic duo Orbital is on his way to a fourth Top 10 with 30 Something (London Music Stream), new at No. 5 on the chart blast.

Indie rockers The Cribs could grab a hat-trick of Top 10 appearances with reissues of Men’s needs, women’s needs, whatever (new at No. 4); The new guys (No. 7) and That Cribs (No. 8), all the way through Sonic Blew. The British band have cracked the Top 10 on four previous occasions with a best of No. 8 (twice).

Further down the list is Stranger Things– joints Kate Bush revival continues as her career retrospective Whole story (Rhino) looks to return to the Top 40, rising to No. 23. The whole storey led the chart upon its original release in 1986.

As it reaches its quarter century mark, The Chemical BrothersDig your own hole (Virgin) is also set for a Top 40 return. The electronic music masters blast to No. 26 on the midweek chart with an album that originally ruled the survey after its 1997 release.

It can be a nervous few days too Whiskey Myers which the US country rock act visit for their first UK Top 40 appearance with Tornillo (Wiggy Thump), their sixth studio album. Tornillo bows at No. 36 on the midweek survey.

The official UK Albums Chart will be released late Friday.

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