UK Albums Chart

  1. Adele Makes U.K. Chart History: First Artist To Sell 3 Million Albums In Same Year

    September 07, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Adele may have walked away from last night's Mercury Prize empty handed but she hasn't had to wait too long to find consolation. The twenty-three year-old London singer is the first artist ever to score three million U.K. album sales in ...

  2. Lewis' 'Spirit' Soars Into History Books

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis' "Spirit" (SyCo) has entered into the record books, becoming the fastest-selling debut album in U.K. chart history. The former "X-Factor" winner's album sold more than 375,000 copies in the seven days endi ...

  3. Arctic Monkeys Set For Digital Milestone

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Arctic Monkeys are on course to break another chart record, this time on digital sales. Thanks to a relaxing in January of the rules governing eligibility for the Official U.K. Singles Chart, all 12 tracks from the new Domino album "Favou ...

  4. Downloads Double UK Singles Sales

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Escalating music download sales have helped double the size of the U.K. singles market over the past three years, according to figures published by The Official U.K. Charts Company (OCC). Total U.K. singles sales for the first 51 weeks in 2006 alo ...

  5. Beatles' 'Sgt. Peppers' Wins U.K. Poll

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four Beatles albums in top 10 No. 1s. The British public has "overwhelmingly" selected the Beatles' legendary 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the favorite No. 1 album of all time. Results of the ...

  6. New Brit Acts Break Records

    August 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The trend of new British acts breaking sales records at home is continuing. Debut artists topped the official Top 100 album sales charts for 13 weeks in the first half of 2006, trade body the BPI repo The trend of new British acts breaking sales r ...

  7. Morrissey Becomes 'Ringleader' Of New U.K. Chart

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey's latest set "Ringleader of the Tormentors" has made history by topping the first U.K. albums chart to incorporate physical units with digital downloads. Morrissey's latest set "Ringleader of the Tormentors" ...

  8. Arctic Monkeys Earn Fastest-Selling U.K. Debut

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Move 360,000 copies first week. Arctic Monkeys have achieved the fastest-selling debut album in British chart history, opening at No. 1 yesterday (Jan. 29) thanks to sales of 360,000 copies of "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I ...

  9. Arctic Monkeys Debut Heading For Record Books

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hot British alternative rock act Arctic Monkeys are poised to set an industry benchmark after retailers reported explosive first week sales for their debut album. The album is expected to be a distant Hot British alternative rock act Arctic Monkey ...

  10. Arctic Monkeys Debut Heading For Record Books

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hot British alternative rock act Arctic Monkeys are poised to set an industry benchmark after retailers reported explosive first week sales for their debut album. The album is expected to be a distant Hot British alternative rock act Arctic Monkey ...

  11. Deacon Blue's Graeme Kelling Dies At 47

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scottish band had five top-five albums. Graeme Kelling, founding guitarist with Scottish hitmakers Deacon Blue, died June 10 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 47. Deacon Blue arrived on the British singles charts in 1988 with ...