Olivia Rodrigo parks “Drivers License” (Interscope) at the U.K. chart summit for an eighth week while Architects win a nailbiting chart race as For Those That Wish To Exist (Epitaph) bows at No. 1 on the national albums survey.
Architects, the Brighton metalcore outfit, bag their first leader and first Top 10 entry with their ninth studio album.
For Those ends the week just 550 combined sales ahead of Maximo Park’s Nature Always Wins (Prolifica), which had led all albums at the halfway stage. Until now, Architects’ chart best was a No. 15 for 2016’s All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us.
Architects lead an all-new Top 5 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart as West London rapper Digga D earns a new career chart peak with Made In The Pyrex (CGM), new at No. 3. It’s the most streamed release of the week, the OCC reports.
Also, rock legend Alice Cooper sees his latest LP Detroit Stories (Ear Music) start at No. 4, his highest-charting effort since 1991’s Hey Stoopid, which also peaked at No. 4, while Lucy Spraggan’s sixth album Choices (Cooking Vinyl) starts at No. 5. It’s the British indie singer-songwriter’s highest-charting record to date.
The White Stripes’ just miss out on a fourth Top Ten as the Detroit rock pair’s career retrospective Greatest Hits starts at No. 12.
Over on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, Rodrigo’s keeps motoring with her global hit. It’s the most streamed song of the week, with 5.1 million plays, and it’s now ruled the weekly chart for two months.