Harry Styles returns to #1 on the Official Albums Chart today for a third non-consecutive week with Harry’s HouseAnd the Facing fierce competition from two great new releases.
Harry’s third solo album extends his lead as the longest-running No. 1 album of 2022 to date, after his Love On Tour hit London’s Wembley Stadium last weekend. Discover the full history of the official Harry Styles charts.
However, the race to #1 this week was pretty tight with only 350 chart units separating the top 2. Drake sees Harry’s closest rival as his honest seventh studio album, Nevermind debuting at #2, becoming the Canadian rapper’s tenth record, and the most This week’s broadcasts were only available on digital formats.
Oxfordshire rock band Foals entered at number three with Life Is Yours, which became their sixth album at number three. Life Is Yours has the distinction of being the biggest seller of physical shapes of the week; It debuted at number one on both the official vinyl chart and the official record store chart as well.
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Radiohead’s out-of-film group Smile — composed of Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, along with Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner — broke into the Top 5 for the first time today with A Light For Attention thanks to strong sales of its physical release. It previously peaked at number 19 earlier this year.
Outside the top ten, David Bowie’s influential The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars re-enter the Official Albums Chart at #12 thanks to a half-speed LP re-release to celebrate their fiftieth.The tenth Anniversary. Ziggy Stardust, Bowie’s fifth studio album, originally peaked at number five in 1972.
After her record-breaking success on the official singles chart last week, The Full Story of Kate Bush jumped seven places to take No. 17 – her personal best peak of the year so far. In turn, Queen’s The Platinum Collection re-enters the Top 40 today (21) after its first vinyl release via six very special colored vinyl discs containing each of rock’s greatest collections.
After that, two acts had their first-ever entries on the official albums chart this week; Academy Award-nominated actress Jesse Buckley with For All Our Days That Tear The Heart, released in collaboration with swede guitarist Bernard Butler (23) and the UK rock duo’s second album Nova Twins Supernova (27). The Nova Twins have just been announced as the next guests of The Record Club with Bowers and Wilkins – find out more here.
Finally, Stereophonics has the greatest hits – A Decade In The Sun again enters the chart at #36 after spending two nights at Cardiff Imperial Stadium with Tom Jones.