Yungblud Achieves Second UK Number 1 Album E! News UK

As the nation mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, today’s map represents a historic moment being the first ever official British map issued under a king, Charles III. The Official Singles Chart originated in November 1952, the same year the late Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne, meaning Her Majesty’s incredible 70-year reign has so far spanned the duration of life of the official classification.

YUNGBLUD achieve their second UK number 1 album this week along with a self-titled third studio album.

The Doncaster-born alternative rock artist, real name Dominic Richard Harrison, has already enjoyed two Top 10 albums, with his 2019 debut The Underrated Youth (6) and 2020 LP Weird! (1).

American thrash metal band Megadeth, consisting of Dave Mustaine, James LoMenzo, Kiko Loureiro and Dirk Verbeuren, reached a career high with their sixteenth studio album The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead! entered at number 3. The LP became Megadeth’s first Top 10 album in 28 years, the last being Youthanasia (6) in 1994, while giving the band their twelfth Top 40 album in their 40-year career.

A moving performance dedicated to his late wife on The Voice last weekend sees Tom Jones’ former number 1 album Surrounded By Time return to the Top 20 (13). The LP saw Sir Tom gain official Record Breaker status upon its April 2021 release, when he became the oldest man to ever reach a number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.

As he marks his comeback with new single Forget Me, Lewis Capaldi sees his first number 1 album of 2019 Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent climb 15 places (17).

The Foo Fighters’ biggest hits move up 44 places in the Top 20 this week after the band’s tribute concert to Taylor Hawkins at Wembley Stadium in London last weekend (18). The event saw frontman Dave Grohl and co. honor their late bandmate, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 50. The compilation peaked at number 4 on its original release in 2004.

Keane frontman Tom Chaplin achieves his third Top 40 solo album with Midpoint this week (19). Tom has already found success with 2016’s release The Wave (3) and 2017’s Twelve Tales of Christmas (21). Throughout his career, encompassing Keane, Tom now has nine Top 10 albums to his name.

Following the recent announcement of her upcoming album Midnights, Taylor Swift’s No. 1 record lore of 2020 jumps nine spots this week (27).

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett debuts at number 28 with his Genesis Revisited Live: Seconds Out & More; the LP becoming the 72-year-old British Top 40’s thirteenth solo album.

Finally, Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt lands a third Top 40 record with Älskar (34).

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