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Taylor Swift Nabs U.K. Chart Double as ‘Fortnight’ Starts at No. 1

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Taylor Swift Nabs U.K. Chart Double as ‘Fortnight’ Starts at No. 1

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It’s a Taylor Swift double on the U.K. chart, as The Tortured Poets Department (EMI) opens at No. 1 and the U.S. pop star locks-up three of the top four on the national singles survey, including top spot.

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“Fortnight” featuring Post Malone debuts at No. 1 on the latest Official Chart, published Friday, April 26, ahead of Hozier’s “Too Sweet” (Island), down 1-2, and the TTPD title track, new at No. 3.

With that impeccable start, Swift snags her third career U.K. chart double, after ruling both charts simultaneously in 2022 with Midnights and its lead single “Anti-Hero,” and last year with 1989 (Taylor’s Version) and “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version)”.

The leader on the midweek chart, “Fortnight” becomes Swift’s fourth U.K. No. 1 single after “Look What You Made Me Do” (from 2017), “Anti-Hero” (2022) and “Is It Over Now?” (Taylor’s Version) (2023), and Malone’s second — and first in seven years – after 2017’s “Rockstar” with 21 Savage.

Also, TTPD track “Down Bad” (No. 4) enters the top 10 on debut, lifting TayTay’s career tally of top tier hits to 28 (no more than three songs from any one album can be eligible for the U.K. singles chart).

Meanwhile, U.S. singer and actor Sabrina Carpenter is running hot with “Espresso” (Island), up 6-5 for her career peak U.K. chart position.

Further down the tally, Drake’s Kendrick Lamar diss track “Push Ups” (OVO/Republic Records) debuts at No. 14, giving the Canadian superstar hip-hop artist his 93rd U.K. top 40 single.

There’s another U.S. country artist making an impression on the U.K. top 40, this time singer-songwriter Shaboozey with “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” (via American Dogwood/Empire), up 41-16. Shaboozey’s profile has enjoyed a boost in the U.K. after being featured on Beyoncé’s chart-topping LP Cowboy Carter. Dasha’s “Austin” (Warner Records) is still riding in the U.K. top 10, down 7-10.

Finally, Headie One’s “Cry No More” (Columbia), a collaboration with Stormzy and Tay Keith, bows at No. 33, for Headie’s 16th, Stormzy’s 31st and Tay Keith’s second U.K. top 40 appearance.

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