Radiohead has gotten their sixth number 1 album in the U.K. and all without a CD or Vinyl.
A Moon Shaped Pool was released earlier this week as a download only with other media not coming out until June 17. Nonetheless, the album premiered at the top of the charts to join OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail to the Thief and In Rainbows as Radiohead number ones.
Their last album, 2011’s The King of Limbs peaked at 7, the only one of their last seven albums to not go all the way.
Prince still has a heavy presence on the chart with his last album, HITNRUN Phase 2 hitting the chart for the first time this week at 21. The album does better than HITNRUN Phase 1, which was released last September and only went to 50. Phase 2 has been available for some time via Tidal but only went into general release last week.
Gregory Porter’s album Take Me To The Alley also made the top 5, he becomes the first jazz artist to break into the UK top 5 for over a decade, his highest chart position yet.
He will be playing Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, along with acts Muse, Adele and Coldplay.
The top five albums overall:
A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead
Konnichiwa – Skepta
Lemonade – Beyonce
Views – Drake
Take Me to the Alley – Gregory Porter
The top five singles:
One Dance – Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla
This is What You Came For – Calvin Harris Featuring Rihanna
Can’t Stop This Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Cheap Thrills – Sia
I Took a Pill in Ibiza – Mike Posner
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