Dua Lipa Scores First U.K. Number 1 Album with Future Nostalgia
Dua Lipa nearly missed a number 1 U.K. debut last week, however, the album Future Nostalgia released via Warner Records climbs to the top of the charts. Sitting in the number 1 spot on the Official Charts Company survey gives Lipa her first number 1 in her home country. Furthermore, her self-titled debut peaked at number 3 back in 2018. Finishing 7,000 units ahead of Lewis Capaldi as his album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent jumps to number 2 from the 5th spot. Additionally, The Weeknd slides up from 4 to 3 with After Hours. Harry Styles Fine Line released via Columbia/Sony lands in the 4th spot. Billie Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” Jumps from 8 to 5.
Furthermore, Dua Lipa moved her album release date up and seemingly is rewarded for it. Earning her best week yet on the Billboard 200 albums chart the UK songstress debuts at number 4. Earning 66,000 in the first week in album equivalent units. This represents her highest ranking to date considering her previous album topped out at number 27. Additionally, Dua’s latest single “Break My Heart” debuts at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100. The lead single “Don’t Start Now” stands firm at number 3, although has previously climbed as high as the number 2 spot.
It is quite possible that Dua Lipa can see continued success with her latest string of releases due to the current climate across the cultural landscape. Generating plenty of interest and buzz, many fans are excited and enthusiastic about the release. Keeping an eye on the charts will determine whether or not moving the album up a week was a wise move. However, as of right now it seems to have been the right one. Time will tell.