Drake starts a third week with the U.K.'s No. 1 single, as “God's Plan” (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) continues its reign. The soundtrack The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) is also unshakeable, moving into a fifth week atop the album chart, and denying Justin Timberlake a perfect debut in the process.
The Official Charts Company records streams 7.1 million for the Drake track, in the chart week ending Thursday (Feb. 8) at midnight. “These Days” (Asylum/Warner Music), by Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne, Macklemore and Dan Caplen, climbs 11-2, and ends the chart frame as the most-downloaded song the week.
The rest the singles top five is made up by Ramz' “Barking” (Polydor/Universal), which slips 2-3; Dua Lipa's “IDGAF” (Warner Bros./Warner Music), steady at No. 4, and Eminem's former No. 1 “River” (Interscope/Universal), featuring Ed Sheeran, down 3-5.
“This Is Me” (Atlantic/Warner) by Keala Settle and the Greatest Showman Ensemble is up from No. 8 to a new peak No. 6, while another Atlantic single, “Finesse” by Bruno Mars featuring Cardi B, bounces back 9-7. Portugal. The Man has a top ten U.K. single for the first time, as “Feel It Still” — yet again, on Atlantic — climbs 13-9. Remarkably, it's the track's 28th week in the top 100, a run that began last August. Camila Cabello's “Never Be The Same” (Epic/Syco Music/Sony) is back up 14-10, after peaking three weeks ago at No. 7.
The Greatest Showman has just over twice as many combined units as Timberlake's Man Of The Woods (RCA/Sony), which opens at No. 2. Sheeran's ÷ (Divide) is steady at No. 3, while longtime rock mainstays Simple Minds are new at No. 4 with Walk Between Worlds (BMG), their best ranking since Good News From The Next World reached No. 2 in 1995. English rock four-piece Don Broco arrive at No. 5 with Technology (SharpTone). That's one place higher than their previous peak, with 2015's Automatic.