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Tones And I, Dermot Kennedy Lead U.K. Midweek Charts

by Ace Damon
Tones And I, Dermot Kennedy Lead U.K. Midweek Charts

Move over John, Paul, George and Ringo, an Irishman who is heading for glory on the UK charts.

Dermot Kennedy Without Fear (Island) debut album is beating the Beatles (Apple Corps) Abbey Road in the race for the Official Album Chart crown.

Abbey Road returned to the summit last week in its new 50-year editions, breaking the band's record for the longest period between peak performances.

Former busker Kennedy tops the midweek album chart, with the classic Beatles album dropping to second.

Irish single "Outnumbered" is also on its way to breaking this week Official Singles Chart The Top 10, led again by another former busker, Australian Tones And I, whose global hit "Dance Monkey" (Bad Batch) comes first. No. 1 in Australia by a home artist at 10 weeks.

Meanwhile, a string of new entries enters the UK mid-week search, with The Darkness Easter Is Canceled (Cooking Vinyl) 's sixth album in third place, veteran Scottish altrenative rock group Simple Minds # 4 with Live in the City by Angels (BMG) and American singer and songwriter Summer Walker, starting in 10th place with Over It (Interscope).

In addition, new OMD sets, Wildhearts, Sherlocks, Nick Cave and Bad Seeds and Wilco are underway for the first 20 cribs.

In the midweek singles search, Travis Scott has the newest entry as "Cactus Jack / Epic / Grand Hustle" starts in 2nd place.

Finally, Dan & Shay's "10000 Hours" (19th in Def Jam / Warner Records) with Justin Bieber; Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Cardi B's "South Of The Border" (No. 23 by Asylum) and Niall Horan's "Nice To Meet Ya" (38 via Capitol) are eyeing the 40 premieres.

Official UK charts are published late Friday, local time.



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