Olivia Rodrigo continues to dominate in the U.K., where she reclaims the chart double. The U.S. teen phenom’s debut album Sour (Geffen) returns to No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart for a third week, while “Good 4 U” enters a fifth week atop the Official U.K. Singles Chart.
The hit single and its parent album are powered by streams. According to the Official Charts Company, “Good 4 U” clocks up 73,000 chart sales, including 8.8 million streams, to extend its streak. It’s now the longest-ruling rock-influenced No. 1 on the national survey in a quarter century, since Babylon Zoo’s “Spaceman” in 1996.
Sour, meanwhile, leads the albums survey with 91% of its combined sales this week generated by streaming platforms.
Staying with the albums survey, last week’s leader Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (Sour Mash) trades places with Sour, dipping 1-2, with 79% of its total coming from physical sales.
Australian alternative rock veterans Nick Cave and Warren Ellis fly the up the chart with Carnage (Goliath), which blasts to No. 3 following its release on physical formats. Carnage, the longtime Bad Seeds and Grinderman bandmates’ first full-length studio album as a duo, is the best-seller on vinyl across the chart week, having dropped on digital formats back in February. It’s Cave’s seventh Top 10 appearance in the U.K.