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Monday, July 15, 2024

Sabrina Carpenter shatters UK chart records

American singer and actress Sabrina Carpenter has reached new heights in her music career, breaking multiple records with her latest singles.

American singer and actress Sabrina Carpenter has reached new heights in her music career, breaking multiple records with her latest singles. The 25-year-old, known for her role on Disney Channel’s “Girl Meets World,” has become the first female artist in Official Charts history to simultaneously hold the top two positions for three consecutive weeks. Her hit songs, “Please Please Please” and “Espresso,” have captivated audiences, with “Please Please Please” securing the number one spot and “Espresso” holding steady at number two.

Record-Breaking Streak

Carpenter’s feat is particularly notable as she matches the legendary band The Beatles, who managed the same achievement on two occasions. The Fab Four held the top two spots for three consecutive weeks in 1963 with “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You,” and again in 1967 with “Hello Goodbye” and the “Magical Mystery Tour” EP. Before Carpenter, Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran also reached similar milestones, with Bieber securing the top two slots for four weeks in 2015 and Sheeran for five weeks on two separate occasions in 2017.

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Chart Performance

Despite “Please Please Please” reigning at the top, “Espresso” has outperformed it in streams, recording 7.1 million compared to “Please Please Please” with 7 million streams in the last week. Both tracks will be featured on Carpenter’s forthcoming album, “Short ‘n Sweet,” set for release in August. This album is highly anticipated by fans and industry watchers alike, as it promises to continue her streak of chart-topping hits.

Impact on the UK Music Scene

Carpenter’s success has also brought attention to other rising stars in the UK music scene. Chappell Roan celebrates her first-ever top five single with “Good Luck, Babe!,” which also topped the Official Vinyl Singles Chart. Shaboozey’s “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” held steady at number three, while Billie Eilish’s “Birds Of A Feather” climbed to number five.

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The recent Glastonbury Festival has also influenced the UK charts significantly. Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” returned to the top of the album charts, earning its non-consecutive eighth week at number one. Dua Lipa, Sza, and Shania Twain saw significant boosts in their album positions following their festival performances. Dua Lipa’s “Radical Optimism” surged to number three, “Future Nostalgia” climbed to number eight, and her self-titled debut album re-entered the top ten.