Adele Tops U.K. Album Chart for 11th Week
Adele's 25 (XL Recordings) has landed an 11th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the U.K. album chart, while Mike Posner starts a second week atop the singles survey with “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” (Universal Island).
Meanwhile, the compilation chart provided the fastest-selling album of the year to date as Now That's What I Call Music 93 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI) opened with a robust 247,000 sales, smashing the previous best of 146,000 by David Bowie's Blackstar (ISO/Columbia/Sony).
The Official Charts Company's new data shows that the Adele album came from behind to overtake the early-week leader, long-running British alternative rock band James' Girl At The End Of The World (BMG). James' 14th studio set thus becomes their highest-charting album since 1999's Millionaires.
Justin Bieber's Purpose (Def Jam/Universal) slipped 2-3 in the new album rankings, and Jess Glynne's I Cry When I Laugh (Atlantic/Warner Music) 3-4. Iggy Pop's Post Pop Depression (Caroline/Universal) debuted at No. 5, his first-ever top ten U.K. solo album entry, a month from his 69th birthday. Pop's previous best was the No. 28 peak of Lust For Life in 1977.
Dance act Underworld debuted at No. 10 with Barbara Barbara We Face A Shining Future (Smith Hyde/Caroline/Universal) and fellow veterans Primal Scream at No. 12 with Chaosmosis (First International). Gwen Stefani opened at No. 14 with This Is What The Truth Feels Like (Interscope/Universal).
Posner kept the singles crown with combined weekly sales for “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” of 82,000, including 4.1 million streams. That was 11,000 units ahead of the former No. 1 by Lukas Graham, “7 Years” (Warner Bros.), which held at No. 2. Fifth Harmony's “Work From Home” (Syco Music/Epic/Sony) gave the female pop quintet a career-best singles placing by climbing 4-3.
Zara Larsson's “Lush Life” (Record Company Ten/Epic/Sony) dipped 3-4 as “Say You Do” (Ministry of Sound) by British producer Sigala, featuring Imani and DJ Fresh, raced 46-5. Sia jumped 16-8 with “Cheap Thrills” (Monkey Puzzle/RCA/Sony).