All Time Low at an All-Time High on U.K. Albums Chart
U.S. pop-funk favorites All Time Low have their first No. 1 album across the Atlantic, after Future Hearts (Hopeless) debuted atop the U.K. bestsellers last night (April 12). Jess Glynne’s “Hold My Hand” (Atlantic) started a third week at the singles summit.
All Time Low first made the U.K. rankings in 2011, when “Dirty Work” reached No. 20. “Don’t Panic” hit No. 9 in 2012. The new album was in a photo-finish for No. 1 with James Bay’s Chaos and the Calm (Republic/Universal), ending the week just 278 combined chart sales ahead.
Bay thus held at No. 2, with Ed Sheeran’s X (Asylum/Warner Music) back up 4-3 in its 42nd chart week, during which run it has only dropped out of the top five once. Sam Smith moved the other way, 3-4, with In The Lonely Hour (Capitol/Universal), as last week’s bestseller, the Prodigy’s The Day Is My Enemy (Takemetothehospital), fell to No. 5.
The only other arrival within the top 20 was alt-rock trio Drenge’s Undertow (Infectious Music), at No. 14. Their self-titled 2013 set peaked at No. 42. Now That’s What I Call Music 90 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) started a second week at the top of the compilation chart.
Glynne’s single had over 1.74 million streams last week, helping it extend its reign into a third week ahead of Nick Jonas’ “Jealous” (Universal Island). The solo release by the Jonas Brothers member has already reached No. 7 on the Hot 100 and been a substantial hit in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere.
The other top ten singles debutant was Stevie McCrorie, the new winner of the BBC talent series The Voice. His version of Adam Levine’s “Lost Stars,” on Decca/Universal, had led the chart earlier in the week, but landed at No. 6.