Last Shadow Puppets Make No. 1 Debut on U.K. Albums Chart, Lukas Graham Hits No. 2

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Lukas Graham performs on 'The Jonathan Ross Show' in London on Feb 17, 2016. 

There was a near eight-year gap between the first and second albums by the Last Shadow Puppets, but that hasn't stopped their sophomore release Everything You've Come To Expect (Domino) from a No. 1 debut in the U.K. today (Friday). Meanwhile Mike Posner's "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" (Universal Island) rules the singles chart for a fourth straight week.

The duo of Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane, of the Rascals and solo releases, unveiled their first album as the Last Shadow Puppets, The Age Of The Understatement, in 2008. It went straight to No. 1 and so does the follow-up, with the Official Charts Company reporting that fully 7,000 copies of Everything... were sold on vinyl in the sales week to last night. 

A new broom sweeps through the album chart this week, with four new entries in the top five. Danish outfit Lukas Graham followed their bestselling single "7 Years" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) with a No. 2 start for the self-titled full-length, which is their first worldwide release.  

Pop veterans the Pet Shop Boys debuted at No. 3 with Super (X2). Their 13th studio album, it extends the duo's U.K. album chart lifespan to 30 years, almost to the day: they arrived with debut set Please (also at No. 3) on the chart of April 5, 1986. Their last album Electric was also a new entry at No. 3, in July 2013.

Adele's 25 (XL Recordings), the only album in last week's top five to retain its place there, fell 2-4, while Black Stone Cherry arrived at No. 5 with Kentucky (Mascot). That mirrors the U.K. debut of its predecessor Magic Mountain in May 2014. There was a No. 6 entry for popular classical vocalist and TV/radio presenter Aled Jones with One Voice (Decca/Universal). Jones has charted regularly since emerging in 1985, but this is his highest-ranking album, and first top tenner, since All Through The Night climbed to No. 2 in July of that year.

"I Took A Pill In Ibiza" had combined chart sales of 76,000 last week, and the highest streaming total for the week, with 4.1 million plays. Sia climbed again, 4-2, with "Cheap Thrills" (Monkey Puzzle/RCA/Sony). "Work From Home" (Syco Music/Sony) by Fifth Harmony slipped 2-3, with the Lukas Graham single down 3-4 and Zara Larsson's “Lush Life” (Record Company Ten/Epic/Sony) holding steady at No. 5.


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