David Gilmour Beats Lana Del Rey on U.K. Albums Chart
David Gilmour enters the U.K. album chart at No. 1 today (Sept. 25) with Rattle That Lock (Columbia/Sony), as Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” (Def Jam/Universal) starts a second consecutive and third aggregate week atop the singles chart.
"It's thrilling to get a No. 1 album, we all want to hit the top spot, however long we've been at it, I'm delighted,” Gilmour told OfficialCharts.com. The new solo album marks his second visit to the summit in some ten months, following Pink Floyd’s The Endless River last November. His last solo studio set, On An Island, also topped the list, in 2006.
The Official Charts Company reports that Rattle That Lock finished the chart week nearly 20,000 units ahead of Lana Del Rey’s new entry at No. 2, Honeymoon (Polydor). Jess Glynne’s former No. 1 I Cry When I Laugh (Warner Music) moved back 4-3 and Cliff Richard, whose U.K. chart career now spans 57 years, entered at No. 4 with 75 At 75 — 75 Career Spanning Hits (Rhino/Warner), ahead of his 75th birthday next month.
Stereophonics, who had last week’s No. 1 with Keep The Village Alive (Stylus), fell to No. 5, while Drake & Future’s What A Time To Be Alive (Cash Money/Republic/Epic/Sony) entered at No. 6. Keith Richards achieved his first top ten U.K. album as a solo artist as Crosseyed Heart (Mindless/Virgin EMI/Universal) came in at No. 7. That easily outdoes the No. 37 peak of his debut solo outing Talk Is Cheap in 1988 and the No. 45 of its 1992 follow-up Main Offender.
“What Do You Mean” is again the U.K.’s most-streamed track of the week with a total of 3.2 million. Sigala’s former No. 1 “Easy Love” (Ministry of Sound) held in runner-up spot, with “Locked Away” (Kemosabe/RCA/Sony) by R. City featuring Adam Levine up 16-3.
“How Deep Is Your Love” (Columbia/Sony) by Calvin Harris & Disciples dipped 3-4 and The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” (Republic/XO/Universal Island) again held at No. 5. Ellie Goulding’s “On My Mind” (Polydor/Universal), from her upcoming Delirium album, started at No. 7.