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Foo Fighters Notch Fifth U.K. No. 1 With ‘Medicine at Midnight’

The Foos' latest album Medicine at Midnight (Columbia) goes straight to No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart.

Foo Fighters‘ U.K. fans have been taking their Medicine.

In the same week the U.S. rockers score a nomination for the Rock Hall, the Foos’ latest album Medicine at Midnight (Columbia) goes straight to No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart.

The LP finishes the chart week with 42,500 chart sales, with almost three-quarters of those made up of CD and vinyl copies, to outsell its six closest rivals combined, the OCC reports.

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Medicine at Midnight is Dave Grohl and Co’s fifth U.K. No. 1 album following One By One (2002), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007), Wasting Light (2011) and Concrete & Gold (2017).

It’s the best-selling vinyl album too, selling 10,500 copies to take top spot on the U.K.’s Official Vinyl Albums Chart.

Coming in at No. 2 on the national albums chart is The Weeknd’s The Highlights (Republic Records/XO), released to capitalize on the Canadian R&B singer’s Feb. 7 Super Bowl performance. It’s the most streamed album of the week in the U.K.

Further down the list, experimental rock outfit Black Country, New Road bow at No. 4 with their debut album For The First Time (Ninja Tune); folk outfit Fleet Foxes’ 2020 album Shore (Anti) reenters the chart at No. 5 following its release on physical formats; and Jessie Ware’s What’s Your Pleasure? (Virgin) returns to the survey at No. 9 following the English singer’s performance of her new single “Remember Where You Are” on the Graham Norton Show.

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Over on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” (Interscope) parks at the summit for a fifth consecutive week.

The teenage California singer and actor’s power ballad notches another 59,000 chart sales, including 7.2 million streams, to hold off Nathan Evans’ “Wellerman” (Polydor) with 220 Kid & Billen Ted, which holds at No. 2.