Elbow Lands First No. 1 Album in U.K.
Longtime British modern rock favorites Elbow have achieved their first-ever U.K. No. 1 album, debuting at the top with their sixth studio release "The Take Off and Landing of Everything." On the new singles chart, Canadian duo Dvbbs (pronounced Dubbs) and producer Borgeous entered at the summit with "Tsunami (Jump)," featuring Tinie Tempah.
Elbow's long climb to album supremacy, as announced in the Official Charts Company's new sales data yesterday (Sunday), has taken the band some 24 years since they first played together, and 17 since they became Elbow. Their last album "Build A Rocket Boys!" debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 2011.
"The Take Off and Landing of Everything" succeeded Pharrell Williams' "G I R L" at No. 1, with the U.S. star now down to No. 3. Paloma Faith scored a No. 2 debut with her third album "A Perfect Contradiction," mirroring the performance of 2012's "Fall To Grace."
John Legend's "Love In The Future" reached a new peak, climbing 13-7 as its single "All Of Me" improved again, 8-6. "Future" is Legend's first U.K. top ten album, and British electronica band Metronomy are celebrating the same achievement after a No. 7 start for "Love Letters." Their previous best was the No. 28 peak of "The English Riviera" in 2011.
Lorde's "Pure Heroine" rebounded 21-8 on the new chart, while a new compilation by 1970s-'80s hitmakers Dr. Hook, "Timeless," opened at No. 11. U.K. metal band Architects arrived at No. 16 with "Lost Forever/Lost Together." On the compilation chart, "Now That's What I Call Running 2014," released to coincide with the forthcoming Sport Aid telethon, debuted at No. 1.
Dvbbs and Borgeous' singles chart triumph is their first In the U.K. but represents a fourth time at No. 1 for Tinie Tempah, and the second as a guest artist following his appearance on Rita Ora's "R.I.P." in 2012. Last week's No. 1, Route 94's "My Love," featuring Jess Glynne, fell a place, as did Williams' "Happy" to No. 3.
Enrique Iglesias debuted at No. 4 with "I'm A Freak," featuring Pitbull, and Flo Rida at No. 8 with "How I Feel." British pop artist Pixie Lott came in at No. 9 with "Nasty," Kylie Minogue at No. 12 with "Into The Blue" and Christina Perri at No. 14 with "Human."