Archive for April, 2019

World War Z tops the UK retail sales charts

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

It wasn’t the busiest week at UK retailers, but we do have a new best-seller with World War Z rampaging past the likes of FIFA 19 and The Division 2 to claim the top spot.

The only other new game to make an appearance in this week’s top ten is Snooker 19, which managed to make a solid break and finish ahead of fellow debutants Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (No.20) and My Time at Portia (No.27).

1. World War Z / Focus Home Interactive
2. FIFA 19 / EA
3. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
5. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Take-Two
6. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey / Ubisoft
7. Yoshi’s Crafted World / Nintendo
8. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice / Activision
9. Snooker 19 / Ripstone
10. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe / Nintendo

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Lil Nas X rides Old Town Road to the top of the Official Singles Chart

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Viral rapper Lil Nas X claims Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with Old Town Road, clocking up 9.9 million streams this week.

The country-inspired rap hit takes the top spot with 80,000 combined sales following a perfect storm of viral challenges on the social media app Tik Tok, some controversy and a remix featuring country icon Billy Ray Cyrus.

Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, Lil Nas X said:

“I cannot believe how amazing my song is doing on the UK charts. I’m so thankful to everyone who has got behind Old Town Road. I’m still blown away by all the support for the track – thank you for listening!”

Lil Nas X’s feat ends Lewis Capaldi’s seven-week run at Number 1 with Someone You Loved, slipping to Number 2, though he did earn the most downloads of the week.

Meduza & Goodboys climb one step closer to the chart summit with Piece Of Your Heart at Number 4, and Keisha & Becky by Russ & Tion Wayne vaults 23 places to Number 7 after a remix featuring Aitch, JAY1, Sav’O and Swarmz was released last Friday. Marshmello lands his fifth Top 10 single and Chvrches claim their first with Here With Me up one place at Number 10.

Avicii claims this week’s highest new entry with SOS ft. Aloe Blacc (12). The single is the Swedish DJ’s first posthumous single to be released since his death one year ago on April 20, 2018.

K-pop band BTS and US singer Halsey debut close behind with their record-breaking single Boy With Luv (13). This week saw the official music video for the song smash the YouTube record for the most views globally in the first 24 hours, with 74.6 million.

Meanwhile, rising star Alec Benjamin hops five places with Let Me Down Slowly to 31, and Who Do You Love by the Chainsmokers ft. 5 Seconds of Summer (36) re-enters the Top 40 after jumping ten places.

See the full Official Singles Chart Top 100

The Division 2 has another week at number one

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

The Division 2 has already experienced time at the top of the UK boxed charts, and last week Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment’s shooter got another top spot, following the release of the Tidal Basin content for those seeking an extra challenge.

FIFA 19 sits just behind The Division 2 at number two, and the familiar faces of Red Dead Redemption 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are at numbers three and four respectively. Yoshi’s Crafted World – another former number one title – is at number five, and for the full top 10 check out the list below.

Can The Division 2 hang onto the top spot?

1. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
2. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
3. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
5. Yoshi’s Crafted World / Nintendo
6. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey / Nintendo
7. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice / Activision
8. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe / Nintendo
9. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
10. Spider-Man / Sony

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Lewis Capaldi scores a seventh week at Number 1

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Lewis Capaldi keeps his place at the top of the charts with Someone You Loved, denying Lil Nas X the Number 1 spot with his viral hit Old Town Road.

Someone You Loved logs 69,000 combined sales this week, including 8.16 million streams, to score a seventh week at the top of the Official Singles Chart. Lewis now has one of the longest-running Number 1 singles for a Scottish act in the UK – third behind Wet Wet Wet’s Love Is All Around (15 weeks) and Calvin Harris’s One Kiss ft. Dua Lipa (8 weeks).

It means Lil Nas X has to settle for second place with Old Town Road The hip-hop-meets-country song, which went viral thanks to the ‘Yeehaw Challenge’ meme where people film themselves transforming into cowboys, vaults 37 places to Number 2.

Elsewhere in this week’s Top 10, production trio Meduza lift five spots to Number 5 with Piece Of Your Heart ft. Goodboys, and Khalid’s Talk leaps seven places to a new peak of 9. Following the release of his new record Free Spirit, album track My Bad makes its first Top 40 appearance, jumping 27 places to 32.

Ariana Grande & Victoria Monet’s Monopoly makes a 17-place climb to Number 23, and Jax Jones’ All Day And Night ft. Martin Solveig & Madison Beer shifts 16 places to make its Top 40 debut at 25 – his seventh Top 40 to date. It’s also Martin’s seventh Top 40 entry and a first for US singer Madison.

Further down, South Korean girl group Blackpink debut at Number 33 with Kill This Love, their highest UK singles chart position yet, Let Me Down Slowly by rising star Alec Benjamin hops ten places to make its Top 40 debut at Number 36, and Jonas Brothers bow at 39 with their latest release Cool.

View this week’s Official Singles Chart Top 100

The Division 2 reclaims the top spot

Monday, April 8th, 2019

The GfK Chart-Track has revealed that Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment’s The Division 2 is back at the top of the UK boxed charts again after a time of success for Sekiro and Yoshi’s Crafted World, reclaiming the throne after originally sitting there at launch.

FIFA 19 is now at number two while Yoshi’s Crafted World slips from number one to three. It’s good news for Nintendo all round actually, as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are all in the top 10 as well.

Check out the top 10 below. Have you been playing The Division 2?

1. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
2. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
3. Yoshi’s Crafted World / Nintendo
4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
5. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice / Activision
6. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
7. The Lego Movie 2 Videogame / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
8. Grand Theft Auto V / Rockstar
9. New Super Mario Bros. U / Nintendo
10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate / Nintendo

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Lewis Capaldi takes out a sixth week at Number 1

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi celebrates a sixth week at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart, while Billie Eilish lands three tracks in the Top 20 from her chart-topping debut album.

Someone You Loved finishes 9,000 combined sales ahead of this week’s Number 2, Bad Guy by Billie Eilish. The track is this week’s highest new entry following the release of her Number 1 debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?. Meanwhile, Bury A Friend rebounds 14 places to Number 6, and Wish You Were Gay flies 29 spots to a new peak at Number 13.

Meduza’s Piece Of Your Heart ft. Goodboys leaps 22 places to Number 10 after entering the Top 40 for the first time last week. Coventry rapper Jay1 debuts at Number 19 with Your Mrs, and Westlife’s brand new single Better Man comes in at 26.

Finally, Lil Nas X’s viral country-rap hit Old Town Road enters the Top 40 for the first time, climbing 28 steps to 39, and Ariana Grande & Victoria Monet’s new collaboration Monopoly debuts at Number 40 after only being released on Monday night.

See the full Official Singles Chart Top 100

Yoshi’s Crafted World comes in at number one

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Yoshi’s Crafted World has had a great start in life, as the GfK Chart-Track has revealed that the green Nintendo mascot has topped the UK physical chart this week, replacing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice as From Software’s game falls to number three.

The Division 2 is standing firm at number two, and when it comes to new entries, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered springs into action in number nine, with Generation Zero coming in at 19, The Walking Dead: The Final Season at 23, and Outward at 24.

For the full top 10 look down below. Are you surprised with Yoshi’s success this week?

1. Yoshi’s Crafted World / Nintendo
2. The Division 2 / Ubisoft
3. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice / Activision
4. FIFA 19 / EA Sports
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe / Nintendo
6. Far Cry: New Dawn / Ubisoft
7. Red Dead Redemption 2 / Rockstar
8. The Lego Movie 2 Videogame / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
9. Assassin’s Creed III Remastered / Ubisoft
10. Forza Horizon 4 / Microsoft

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