Kings of Leon are back on the U.K. charts with their newly released album When You See Yourself from Columbia. This marks the release of their sixth No. 1 feat. The album has garnered widespread accolades yet again from the audiences and the guilds.
The album has topped the Official Chart Update with a lead of 10,000 combined units more than its nearest contestant which is Gabrielle’s seventh and latest Long Play, Do It Again by BMG. It’s the British soul singer’s third Top 5 and her highest-charting album in two decades since her career retrospective Dreams Can Come True peaked at No. 2 in 2001.
The feat is something that feats many contemporary releases. The eighth studio album by Kings of Leon is outperforming the rest of the top five contenders of the spot.
All five of the Followills’ previous studio albums hit No. 1 in the U.K.: Because of the Times (2007); Only By The Night (2008); Come Around Sundown (2010); Mechanical Bull (2013); and Walls (2016) which was their last released album. The new LP was the best-selling album of the week on CD, vinyl, and downloads combined which spiked it up to the No. 1 spot on the Official U.K. Albums Chart.
According to OCC, 65% of the first-week chart sales total came from physical formats.
On the other hand, Zara Larsson is also riding high on this ship. Her third studio album, Poster Girl produced by Black Butter Records has reached No. 12. New wave project Japan also returned to the charts with the reissue of their 1980 album, Quiet Life, produced by BMG. It has reached the No. 13 spot that surpasses their previous chart peak which reached No. 53.
Veteran Scottish alternative rock outfit, Arab Strap also bagged their highest chart position with As Days Get Dark produced by Quiet Action. Other than that, new at No. 14 is Australian Britpop revivalists DMA’s new album, Live At Brixton produced by Infectious Music has reached No. 17. The album, Against The Wall produced by 7HZ Productions, is the debut album from Glasgow rockers, Mason Hill that has taken off its journey on the official charts at No. 19.
The official U.K. Singles Chart has Olivia Rodrigo continuing her streak with the Interscope produced Drivers License. It has now entered its ninth week at No. 1.
Driver License led Nathan Evans’ No. 2-placed Wellerman produced by Polydor, the leader on the midweek chart by just 742 chart sales. The album is the longest-running No. 1 debut single in 15 years since Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy chalked up nine weeks at the summit back in 2006 as per the OCC reports.
Dutch EDM star Tiesto has an equal chart best with The Business by Atlantic rising 4-3, Drake bags the two highest debuts with Scary Hours tracks ‘What’s Next’ by OVO/Republic Recordings and ‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle’ featuring Rick Ross, opening at No. 4 and No. 6, respectively.