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.
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.
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.