Coldplay claims 2021 best-selling album to date
Coldplay pulls straight to number 1 on this week’s official UK Albums chart with Music of the Spheres and claim the best-selling album of 2021 to date.
Displacement of 101,000 card sales during its opening week, Music of the Spheres becomes the group’s ninth consecutive studio album to top the charts. His opening week number exceeds Dave’s We are all alone together which opened at 74,000 in July, and is the first album to surpass 100,000 chart sales in a week since Ed Sheeran’s release N ° 6 Collaborations Project opened with 125,000 in July 2019.
85% of Coldplay’s Week 1 numbers were pure sales (physical and download), of which 12,400 were on vinyl, which means it tops this week as well. Official chart of vinyl albums.
With an uninterrupted run of nine studio albums number 1, Coldplay is tied with Brandon Flowers, who also has a neat streak of nine straight chart tops through The Killers and his solo releases. only Noel Gallagher has amassed more, with his 10 albums. Coldplay is now also tied with ABBA and Bob Dylan for acts with nine number 1 albums on the official albums list.
Elsewhere, the Beatles So be it returns to the Top 10 at number 2, thanks to a new Super Deluxe edition. This is the album’s first Top 10 entry in 50 years, aside from the “alternative mix” Whether … naked which reached number 7 in November 2003.
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Adele’s older albums continue to climb the official album charts as we get closer to the launch of 30 next month. 25 jumps three places to reach number 3, while 21 jump eight places to number 6 and 19 jump 39 places at number 15.
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South London singer-songwriter Joy Crookes gets her first UK chart entry with her debut album Skin at number 5 – the bestseller in independent record stores this week. Meanwhile, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes are another new entry at number 8 with their fourth album and third UK Top 10. Tights.
Apart from the Top 10, the collection of the greatest hits of Charlatans A head full of ideas debuts at number 11, while new EP from Brighton band Lovejoy Pebble brain enters at number 12. The alt-pop enigma PinkPantheress is another new entry, his first mixtape To hell with that enter at number 20.
American rapper Young Thug’s second album Punk becomes her second Top 40 album, entering at number 22. Kylie Minogue’s 2001 disco-pop opus Fever is at number 23 thanks to a 20th anniversary reissue for National Album Day, while Warsop folk-punk group Ferocious Dog gets their first UK chart entry with Hope at number 31.
Finally, thanks to the release of a special picture disc for National Album Day, Amy Winehouse Back to black moved up 54 places to number 35.