Justin Timberlake fails to topple The Greatest Showman in U.K.


Justin Timberlake’s new album Man Of The Woods has failed to dislodge the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman from the top of the U.K. album chart.

The collection of songs from the movie musical, which stars Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Zac Efron, remains at number one for a fifth week, while Justin falls a little short on Friday’s (09Feb18) Official Charts Company countdown, despite his performance at America’s Super Bowl event on Sunday (04Feb18).

His fifth studio album debuts at two.

The Greatest Showman has been a slow-burning hit in U.K. cinemas, and last weekend reached the number one spot at the U.K. box office for the first time since its release in December.

In at three on the albums chart is Ed Sheeran’s smash hit, ÷ (divide), ahead of Simple Minds‘ latest release, Walk Between Worlds, at four, giving Jim Kerr and his bandmates their highest chart position in 23 years. Technology, the third album from English rockers Don Broco, completes the new top five.

Meanwhile, Drake’s God’s Plan tops the singles chart for a third consecutive week, fending off a challenge from Rudimental, Jess Glynne and Macklemore’s collaboration These Days, which rises nine places to two.

London rapper Ramz’s debut single Barking falls to three, while Dua Lipa’s IDGAF stays at four. Eminem and Ed Sheeran’s River rounds out the top five.