Adele secures the Official Chart Double for a second week in a row.
Easy On Me scores a seventh consecutive week at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with 69,000 chart sales, including 8.4 million streams, extending the tenure of her now longest-reigning Number 1 single.
Over on the Official Albums Chart, Adele’s acclaimed album 30 is still selling well in its second week after clocking 102,000 chart sales over the last seven days - including 81% of its total made up of physical and digital download copies.
Official Albums Chart
Westlife’s 12th studio album Wild Dreams debuts at Number 2, becoming their 14th Top 5 album, and extending their unbroken streak of Top 5 collections in the UK. Gary Barlow’s festive new album The Dream Of Christmas makes a Number 5 debut, Gary’s fifth Top 10 album as a solo artist.
Michael Bublé’s modern classic Christmas flies 11 places to Number 6, entering the Official Albums Chart Top 10 for its 11th consecutive year, landing just ahead of The Tears Of Hercules by Rod Stewart which rebounds six places to Number 7.
The Beatles’ Let It Be soars 41 places to Number 22 this week following the release of Peter Jackson’s three-part Disney+ Documentary about the making of the album, The Beatles: Get Back – their 1 album also flies this week, up 20 to Number 37.
Further down, A David Bowie boxset compilation Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001) lands at Number 24, Deep Purple’s new covers album Turning To Crime opens at Number 28, and Still Rising: The Collection by Gregory Porter rebounds 31 to Number 29 following a new vinyl release.
Finally, Blues rock band The Temperance Movement bow at Number 38 with Covers & Rarities, their fourth Top 40 collection in the UK.
Official Singles Chart
Adele’s Easy On Me could face tough competition over the coming weeks from a fast-rising new star.
Just three weeks ago, 17-year-old US singer Gayle earned her first-ever UK Top 40 entry with Abcdefu, and now the song vaults 12 places to Number 2, finishing ahead of strong competition from several contenders.
Festive beacons Mariah Carey and Wham! return to the Top 10 this week, with their festive classics All I Want For Christmas Is You (3) and Last Christmas (4) jumping 21 and 24 places respectively. It marks AIWFCIY’s 30th total week in the Official Top 10, and Last Christmas’ 27th.
Elsewhere in the Top 10 this week, Sam Fender’s Seventeen Going Under reaches a brand new peak of Number 8.
Christmas songs are also flooding back into the Official Singles Chart, with no less than 14 festive tracks climbing into the Top 40 this week. Outside Mariah and Wham! inside the Top 10, these are:
The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl’s Fairytale of New York (16), Shakin’ Stevens’ Merry Christmas Everyone (17), Michael Bublé’s It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas (20), Brenda Lee’s Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (22), Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? (23), Wizzard’s I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (28), Kelly Clarkson’s Underneath The Tree (29), Elton John’s Step Into Christmas (30), Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me (31), Chris Rea’s Driving Home For Christmas (33), this week’s highest climber George Ezra’s Amazon exclusive Come On Home For Christmas (36) - jumping up a massive 49 places - and Andy Williams’ It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (39).
Finally, Imagine Dragons and JID rise six places this week with Enemy, taken from the Netflix series Arcane: League of Legends, reaching a new peak of Number 34.