As a founding member of 1D, Styles landed four No. 1 albums — 2012’s Take Me Home, 2013’s Midnight Memories, 2014’s Four and 2015’s Made in the A.M., for five accumulated weeks at No. 1.
Coming in at No. 2 on the latest frame is Mabel with About Last Night (Polydor), the English-Swedish singer’s highest chart appearance. Previously, Mabel landed at No. 28 with 2018 mixtape Ivy to Roses and at No. 3 for her 2019 debut LP High Expectations.
Meanwhile, English-Filipino artist beabadoobee (real name Beatrice Laus) snags her own career peak with Beatopia (Dirty Hit), new at No. 4. The best-seller on vinyl this week, Beatopia is the follow-up 2020’s Fake It Flowers which reached No. 8 on the chart proper.
Close behind is Detroit pop singer Lizzo with Special (Atlantic), new at No. 6 for her top chart position to date. Prior to Special, Lizzo’s U.K. chart best was No. 30 for her 2019 LP Cuz I Love You.
Finally, British synth-pop act Working Men’s Club make their first Top 20 appearance with Fear Fear (Heavenly), which arrives at No. 11, while veteran U.S. alternative rock act Interpol nabs a fifth U.K. Top 40 appearance with The Other Side of Make-Believe (Matador). It’s new at No. 14, and follows the indie group’s Top 20 successes Our Love to Admire (No. 2 in 2007), Interpol (No. 10 in 2010), El Pintor (No. 9 in 2014) and Marauder (No. 6 in 2018).