“We are moved by everyone’s reaction”

Fontaines DC soared straight to the top of this week’s Official Albums Chart, claiming their first-ever UK No. 1 album with Skinty Fia.

The Dublin-born band, consisting of Carlos O’Connell, Conor Curley, Conor Deegan III, Grian Chatten and Tom Coll, surpass their closest competition 2:1 to claim top spot. Physical sales account for 87% of Skinty Fia’s total, as the group also tops the Official Vinyl Albums Chart this week.

Before that, Fontaines DC scored two Top 10 albums, with 2019’s Dogrel (9) and 2020 LP A Hero’s Death (2). See the full history of Fontaines DC’s official charts here.

Fontaines DC Celebrates Their Official Number 1 Album OfficialCharts.com: “We are touched by everyone’s response to Skinty Fia, thank you to everyone who bought, streamed or downloaded it.”

Little Mix’s Between us Greatest Hits collection enjoys a new peak of number 3 this week, moving up two places as the group continues their Confetti Tour rural. The record – Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards’ last release before the band takes an indefinite hiatus – originally peaked at number 4 on its November 2021 release. See the full history of Little Mix’s official charts

Rounding out the Top 5, space rock outfit spiritualized‘s ninth studio album Everything Was Beautiful lands at number 5, becoming the group’s ninth UK Top 40 album to date. The album also debuts at number 2 on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart.

Elsewhere in the Top 10 Bronx-born rapper Pusha T scores his highest grossing UK album to date It’s almost dry at number 7. Before that, Pusha T reached number 13 with the 2018 release Daytona

A remaster of Brian May’s 1998 album An other world – reissued as part of the Queen guitarist’s Gold Series – sees the record hit a new peak of number 14 this week. The album, which originally peaked at number 23 on the chart, also lands at number 6 on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart. See the full history of Brian May’s official charts here

Elsewhere, Bob Vylan scores their first-ever UK Top 20 album with Bob Vylan presents: The Price of Lifedebuted at number 18. The grime-punk duo released the record independently, working on every element of the album’s infrastructure from recording to distribution. Read our interview with Bob Vylan here

Finally, British rock quartet stone broken country their second UK Top 40 album with Revelation (27) and The streets‘groundbreaking debut’ Original pirate material returns to the charts thanks to an exclusive vinyl release from Record Store Day (36).

Check out this week’s full Official Albums Chart Top 100 from 5.45pm here.

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