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The Vamps Snag U.K. No. 1 With 'Cherry Blossom'

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James McVey, Connor Ball, Bradley Simpson and Tristan Evans of The Vamps pose for a photocall to mark them becoming the first band to play at the O2 arena 5 years in a row on at The O2 Arena on April 3, 2019 in London.

British pop rock outfit The Vamps now have a second U.K. albums chart crown as Cherry Blossom (EMI) opens at No. 1.

The band’s fifth record held a commanding lead at the midweek stage, shifting as many copies as its two nearest rivals combined, the Official Charts Company reported.

Cherry Blossom couldn’t be stopped as it lands at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart, The Vamps’ second following 2017’s Night & Day (Night Edition).

According to the OCC, 87% of its first week total came from physical sales (CD and vinyl), and the LP was the week’s best-seller on vinyl.

Veteran Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell extends his national chart record as his new album Daniel (DMG TV) starts at No. 3, and becomes his 40th U.K. Top 40 album.

The veteran country artist has landed a Top 10 album in each of the last 29 years, and is the first artist to have an LP on the national sales chart each year for the last 32 years.

Daniel’s No. 3 bow is an equal career best, jointly held with O’Donnell’s 2003 album Daniel In Blue Jeans.

Following the announcement of her new, global publishing deal with Reservoir, Georgia-born singer Katie Melua’s Album No. 8 (BMG) enters at No. 7. It’s her eighth Top 10 record.

Philippines-born, British indie rock artist Beabadoobee is new at No. 8 with her debut album Fake It Flowers (Dirty Hit). Beabadoobee was shortlisted for the 2020 BRITs’ Rising Star Award.

Just missing out on a Top 10 berth is Derbyshire glam-metal outfit The Struts, whose third album Strange Days (Interscope) opens at No. 11, for their first appearance on the weekly chart.

Also snagging a Top 20 spot is the 70-track deluxe edition of Tom Petty’s 1994 Wildflowers album, Wildflowers & All The Rest (Warner Records). It’s new at No. 19.

After 11 weeks on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, Internet Money complete their climb to the top with “Lemonade” (Tenthousand Projects), their first No. 1.

The hip-hop production and record label collective, founded by Taz Taylor, rises 3-1, following a challenge from Headie One’s “Ain’t It Different” (Relentless) featuring AJ Tracey and Stormzy.

The highest new entry on the current frame is Digga D’s “Chingy (It's Whatever)" (CGM/EGA) at No. 18, while Justin Bieber & Benny Blanco’s “Lonely” (Def Jam) is close behind, starting at No. 19.

Two tracks climb into the Top 40 for the first time this week. Jax Jones’ “I Miss U” (Polydor) is up 53-39, and Keith Urban & Pink’s “One Too Many” (Capitol Nashville) improves 47-40. "One Too Many" gives Urban his first ever U.K. Top 40 single, and Pink her 34th.