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Blur The Magic Whip Debuts At No 1 in UK

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on May 4, 2015

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

Blur has officially scored their sixth straight number 1 in the U.K. with The Magic Whip.

Their long run goes back to 1994’s Parklife, which was their third studio release, and also includes The Great Escape (1995), Blur (1997), 13 (1999) and Think Tank (2003).

Blur also tops the Album Sales, Physical Albums, Vinyl Albums, Record Store and Scottish Albums charts while the single, Y’all Doomed is number one on Physical Singles and Vinyl Singles.

The Proclaimers debut at 26 with Let’s Hear It For the Dogs. Dogs is the twins’ tenth studio album and their highest charting since 2007’s Life With You. They made the top ten twice with Sunshine on Leith (1988 / #6) and Hit the Highway (1994 / #8).

The only other premier by a veteran artist goes to Tracey Thorn, former member of Everything But the Girl, whose Songs From the Falling opens at 96. Her last album, 2012’s Tinsel and Lights, debuted at 94.

The top five albums in the U.K. this week:
The Magic Whip – Blur
1989 – Taylor Swift
Chaos and the Calm – James Bay
Stages – Josh Groban
Title – Meghan Traynor

The top five singles:
Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) – OMI
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth
I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepsen
Lean On – Major Lazer Featuring Mo & DJ Snake
Hold My Hand – Jess Glyne


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