Arctic Monkeys make it six U.K. No. 1 studio albums out of six with Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino (Domino), which sweeps the board as the week's biggest seller in physical, digital and streaming formats. Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa's “One Kiss” (Columbia/Warner Bros) starts its fifth week at the singles summit.
Tranquility Base... delivers opening combined units of 86,000, of which a total of 24,500 on vinyl make it that format's fastest-selling album of the last 25 years. That distinction previously went to Liam Gallagher's As You Were, which sold 16,000 on vinyl in its opening week last October.
Arctic Monkeys' new release outsold the rest of the top 40 on the vinyl albums sales chart combined, according to the Official Charts Company. Three tracks from the album make the singles top 40, with “Four Out of Five” at No. 18, “Star Treatment” at No. 23 and “One Point Perspective” at No. 26.