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Pink’s ‘Beautiful Trauma’ is Her First U.K. No. 1 Album Since 2008

Pink has her second U.K. No. 1 album, nine years after her first, with a new entry at the summit for "Beautiful Trauma" (RCA/Sony). "Rockstar" (Republic/Universal) by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage…

<a href=”/music/pnk”>Pink</a> has her second U.K. No. 1 album, nine years after her first, with a new entry at the summit for <a href=”/articles/news/7998485/pink-new-album-beautiful-trauma”>Beautiful Trauma</a> (RCA/Sony). “Rockstar” (Republic/Universal) by <a href=”/music/post-malone”>Post Malone</a> featuring 21 Savage is in a third week atop the singles chart.


Pink’s seventh studio album scores combined units of 70,000, of which 64 percent are physical purchases, according to the Official Charts Company. Her fifth set, Funhouse, was her previous instant U.K. chart-topper, in November 2008.

The new set outside last week’s No. 1, Liam Gallagher‘s As You Were (Warner Bros./Warner Music), by more than 2-to-1. That falls back to No. 2, as Robert Plant‘s Carry Fire (East West/Rhino/Warner Music) becomes his 10th top 10 album at No. 3.

Ed Sheeran‘s ÷ (Asylum/Warner) dips 3-4 on the new chart, as Beck opens at No. 5 with Colors (EMI/Universal). St. Vincent makes a No. 6 start with Masseduction (Caroline/Universal) and Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael (Epic/Sony) re-enters the chart at No. 9, after Channel 4 aired a new documentary about the late star, Freedom, on Monday (Oct. 16). Now That’s What I Call Music 97 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) moves back 2-1 for its 12th week atop the compilation chart.  

The Post Malone single topped streams of 6 million for the first time in a single week, holding “Havana” (Epic/Syco/Sony) by Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug at No. 2 for a second week. Sam Smith‘s “Too Good at Goodbyes” (Capitol/Universal) completes an unchanged top three at No. 3.

Avicii and Rita Ora‘s “Lonely Together” (Positiva) improves 5-4 on the new singles countdown, while “Reggaeton Lento” (Syco Music/Sony) by CNCO featuring Little Mix hits its No. 5 peak for a third time, climbing two places. “Hurtin’ Me” (PolydorUniversal) by U.K. rapper Stefflon Don featuring French Montana climbs again, 9-7.

Two singles each make the top 10 for the first time in their 10th weeks on the top 100: “Silence” (RCA/Sony) by Marshmello featuring Khalid, up 17-9, and “Finders Keepers” (Polydor/Universal) by Mabel featuring Kojo Funds, 19-10. Mabel is the daughter of Neneh Cherry, who had five top 10 U.K. singles between 1988 and 1995.