After battling RAYE for the top spot all week, Canadian country pop icon Shania managed to reach the top with her sixth studio LP. Prior to this, Shania had UK chart-topping successes with Come On Over (1998) and Now (2017).
Queen of Me also topped the official vinyl album chart, selling the most wax of the week.
London-born singer-songwriter Ray is enjoying a No. 2 debut with his highly anticipated debut album, My 21st Century Blues, with less than 2,500 chart units. Her first work released as an independent artist, her My 21st Century Blues, includes RAYE’s recent official her number one single Escapism. The record was the most purchased record in her shop.
Elsewhere, Scottish indie trio Young Fathers claim a career-best and first-ever Top 10 with their fourth studio record, Heavy Heavy(7). The band, consisting of Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and Graham ‘G’ Hastings, has made Top 40 hits with their 2014 debut, Mercury Prize-winning Dead (35), and 2018 release Cocoa Sugar (28). The LP is also in the Top 10 (3) of this week’s Official His Vinyl Albums Chart.
Ahead of Saturday night’s Brit Awards ceremony, LP Harry’s House, nominated for Harry Styles’ Album of the Year, came in second this week (6). Can he replicate last week’s success at the Grammys, where he won his two awards, but this weekend?
Beyoncé’s previous No. 1 record, Renaissance, jumped over (12)60 big places today as she announced her 2023 world tour.
And finally, The WAEVE will be celebrating their first official album chart entry as a duo this week. Formed by Graham Coxon of Blur and former Pipettes singer Rose Eleanor Dougal, the group set a Top 40 record with their eponymous debut (30). As a member of Blur, Graham boasts ten of his UK Top 40 albums. WAEVE also ranked in the top 5 on the official vinyl album chart (4).