Paramore secure first Number 1 album in a decade with ‘This Is Why’

Paramore have secured their third UK No. 1 album and released This Is Why for the first time in a decade.

The Tennessee rock group of Hayley Williams, Zac Farro and Taylor York culminated in their sixth studio LP, with 76% of the final total made up of physical copies. Previously, Paramore topped the official album charts with Brand New Eyes (2009) and Paramore (2013). This Is Why also topped the Official Her Vinyl Albums Chart, proving the record for Wax’s most purchased this week.

In an exclusive interview with, Paramore said:

“As if I was dying to go back there and do a show. Thank you to all the fans and friends who gave me so much love. Thank you for waiting. Coming soon!”

Pop punk dominates the top five today, as You Me At Six ranked #4 on their eighth studio album Truth Decay.

Consisting of Josh Franceschi, Max Helyer, Chris Miller, Matt Barnes and Dan Flint, Sully’s rock export boasts seven consecutive Top 10 albums in a 15-year career. Truth Decay also topped the Official Record Store charts, selling the most physical copies in independent record shops this week.

Elsewhere, ABBA’s timeless collection Gold – Greatest Hits returns five times to the top ten (10). In 2021, the group’s retrospective broke official chart records to become the longest-reigning album in the UK Top 100.

The Rolling Stones claim a new entry in their live hits collection GRRR. Live (21); became his 54th Top 40 LP for the legendary rock group.

After wowing crowds with hits in an 18-year career at last weekend’s Super Bowl halftime, Rihanna returned to the Top 40 with ANTI (39). The Barbados star’s eighth studio album, her ANTI, is up 69 places today, up 74% of her week-over-week. Rihanna also sees her 2007 album “Good Girl Gone Bad” ranking just outside the top 40, rising 41 places (#42).

Harry Styles and Wet Leg also surged up the album charts following their success at last weekend’s BRIT Awards. His Harry’s House on Styles, named Album of the Year, jumped his 4 (2) and his second LP Fine Line also climbed his 11 to enter the top 20 (20).

Meanwhile, Wet Leg’s eponymous debut climbed a staggering 83 places into the Top 40 (29).

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