British pop favorite Lily Allen’s “Sheezus” (Parlophone/Warner Music) has become her second U.K. No. 1 album. The Official Charts Company’s new sales data, published Sunday (May 11), also showed Dutch hip-hop star Mr. Probz reclaiming the singles chart crown with “Waves” (Left Lane Recordings).
Allen’s re-emergence from retirement last year saw her claim a No. 1 single with her remake of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know,” and now “Sheezus” has been confirmed as her second consecutive album bestseller, following 2009’s “It’s Not Me It’s You.” She debuted with the No. 2 success “Alright, Still” in 2006.
Take That’s Gary Barlow, the subject of a major BBC1 documentary last week, enjoyed a notable sales bounce, with the album “Since I Saw You Last” rebounding 36 places to No. 2, while the single “Let Me Go” moved back 74-22. Paolo Nutini’s “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/Warner Music), the U.K.’s No. 1 album for the last three weeks, fell to No. 3.