Queen Reigns on U.K. Albums Chart

Written by on October 13, 2020

For the first time in a quarter century, Queen is back on the U.K. chart throne.

Queen + Adam Lambert’s Live Around The World (EMI) snatches top spot on the Official U.K. Albums Chart, after leading the chart cycle on CD and download sales.

It’s Queen’s 10th No. 1 album in their homeland, and the Hall of Famers’ first leader since 1995’s Made in Heaven, the final studio album featuring vocals from the late Freddie Mercury.

With their latest feat, Queen draw level with Eminem, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart and U2, all of whom have bagged ten U.K. No. 1s. For Lambert, it’s his first stint in the top spot.

Coming in at No. 2 on the latest frame is BlackPink with their their Korean-language LP, The Album (Interscope). The K-pop girl group snagged an “impressive” 5,700 cassette sales, the OCC reports.

Meanwhile, Britpop legends Oasis reenter the chart at No. 3 with their sophomore album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? (Big Brother), boosted by its 25th anniversary vinyl reissue, the leader on the current Official Vinyl Albums Chart.


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