Dua Lipa and Olivia Rodrigo lead the UK’s biggest album and 2021 track so far. NME

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    They are charging for the UK chart so far in 2021

    Dua Lipa and Olivia Rodrigo lead the UK’s biggest album to date and the 2021 song.

    Dua’s acclaimed second record ‘Future Nostalgia’ has remained on the official album chart since its release a year ago, achieving an impressive 33 weeks in the top 10, four of which were at number 1.

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    The record’s total UK chart sales currently stand at 334,000, including 69,000 from this year, which is believed to have boosted the release of its Moonlight version in February.

    Trailing in second place, and the UK’s biggest new release of the year, Foo Fighters’ tenth album is’ Medicine at Midnight ‘.

    Dave Grohl’s tenth studio album and debuted at number 1 in February, becoming his fifth to reach the summit.

    As for the songs, Olivia is currently leading the pack with the first single ‘Drivers License’ – which proved to be a huge hit when it was released in January. It went straight to number one and topped by a staggering nine weeks – its longest-running No. 1 debut since Gerns Barclay’s ‘Crazy’ in 2006.

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    The track has so far included 84.2m streams in 707,000 UK chart sales.

    The second place was secured by the single ‘Wellman’ released by Scottish singer-songwriter Nathan Evans.

    After becoming a viral sensation on Tickcock with Marine Sour last year, Nathan signed a record deal with Polydor to secure the track’s official release – including a remix with producers 220kid and Billon Ted . It has since sold 396,000 UK charts, including 41.2m streams.

    You can check out the top ten UK albums and 2021 singles so far below.

    The album

    1 – ‘Future Nostalgia’ – Dua Lipa
    2- ‘Medicine at Midnight’ – Foo Fighters
    3 – Fine Fine Line ‘- Harry Styles
    4 – ‘Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon’ – Smoke Pop
    5 – H Greatest Hits’ – Queen
    Hell – Hell Divinely Uninspired to a Hailish Extant ‘- Louise Capali
    7 – ‘Evermore’ – Taylor Swift
    8 – ’50 Years – Don’t Stop ‘- Fleetwood Mac
    9 – ‘Divide’ – Ed Sheeran
    10 – ‘Not Your Museum’ – Celeste

    The tracks

    1 – ‘Drivers License’ – Olivia Rodrigo
    2 – ‘Wellman’ – Nathan Evans
    3 – ‘Without You’ – Kid LaRoi
    4 – ‘The Business’ – Teasto
    5 – ‘Blinding Lights’ – The Weeknd
    6 – ‘Don’t Play’ – Anne-Marie / KSI
    7 – ‘Head and Heart’ – Joel Corey ft MNEK
    8 – Paradise Paradise – Meduza ft Dermot Kennedy
    9 – ‘Get Out My Head’ – Shane Codd
    10 – ‘Sweet Melody’ – Little Mix

    Martin Talbot, the chief executive of the official chart company, commented: “While life feels so much that there is room to stop during the lockout, it is truly a great 2021 start to music.

    “The steady flow of new releases has ensured that we’ve seen a new official No. 1 album each week of the year, inspired by CD and vinyl sales so far, and from Lana Dale, such a wide range of artists and music types . Foo Fighters and Slothai from Ray and Barry Gibb. An imaginative promising start to the year! “

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