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Liam Gallagher As You Were

Liam Gallagher As You Were

Liam Gallagher Just Had The Biggest Selling Vinyl In The UK In 20 Years

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on October 15, 2017

in News,Noise Pro

Former Oasis signer Liam Gallagher has gone straight to number 1 with his first solo album.

As You Were sold over 100,000 copies last week, the third biggest opening week of the year after Ed Sheeran and Rag’N’Bone Man and, amazingly, 91% of the sales came from physical purchases and downloads. Among that number is 16,000 copies on vinyl, the most of any album in over twenty years.

Two other veteran artists also debut in the top ten. a-ha starts at 6 with MTV Unplugged – Summer Solstice, giving them their third straight top ten album in Britain after Foot of the Mountain (2009 / #5) and Cast in Steel (2015 / #8). Before Foot of the Mountain, it had been 21 years since they last reached the top ten.

Marilyn Manson opens at 7 with Heaven Upside Down, his highest charting studio album since The Golden Age of Grotesque (2003 / #4). His only other top tens in the U.K. were Mechanical Animals (1998 / #8) and Lest We Forget: The Best of Marilyn Manson (2004 / #4).

The Foo Fighters move back up from 6 to 5 in their fourth week of release while last week’s number 1, Shania Twain’s Now, goes to number 11.

Elvis Presley comes in at 22 with Christmas With Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which is a huge drop from the last two albums with the RPO which both went to number 1.

The Selecter’s new album, Daylight, starts at 66, just the fourth album by the ska band to make the charts. Their first, 1980’s Too Much Pressure, went to number 5.

At 84 is the seventeenth album by Richard Thompson to chart in Britain, Acoustic Rarities. It follows Acoustic Classics (2014 / #16) and Acoustic Classics 2 (2017 / #24).

Following Gallagher on the Albums chart is Giggs with Wamp 2 Dem, Ed Sheeran’s Divide, the Killers’ Wonderful Wonderful and the Foo Fighters.

Post Malone and 21 Savage are number 1 again on the Singles chart with Rockstar followed by Havana by Camilla Cabello Featuring Young Thug, Too Good at Goodbyes by Sam Smith, New Rules by Dua Lipa and Lonely Together by Avicii Featuring Rita Ora.

For veteran artists, Sia is at number 6 in support of Zayn on Dusk Till Dawn and Gallagher’s For What It’s Worth re-charts at 33.

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