The 1975 secure their third consecutive U.K. No. 1 album, as A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships (Dirty Hit/Polydor/Universal) enters at the top. Ariana Grande makes it five weeks at the singles summit with “Thank U, Next” (Republic/ Universal).
The success of The 1975's new set makes them the first British band since Arctic Monkeys to debut at No. 1 in the U.K. with their first three albums. A Brief Inquiry... had combined units of 50,000, including more than 8,000 on vinyl. They previously triumphed with their self-titled 2013 debut and 2016's I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It.
The new album chart saw the soundtrack of The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) climbing 3-2, changing places with Michael Bublé's Love (Reprise/Warner Music). George Ezra's Staying At Tamara's (Columbia/Sony) climbs again 9-4, following his performance on last weekend's X Factor final. Last week's newcomer at No. 1, Take That's Odyssey (Polydor/Universal), is down to No. 5.