Chemtrails bows at the summit with 40,000 chart sales, according to the OCC, a sum that includes a whopping 16,700 sales on vinyl. That’s enough to give Del Rey the fastest-selling vinyl of the century for a female act.
With her latest No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart, Del Rey ties Celine Dion for the fifth most No. 1 albums by a female solo artist in the U.K. Only Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Barbra Streisand and Taylor Swift have landed more.
With Chemtrails crowned this week, Justin Bieber’s sixth studio album Justice (Def Jam) starts at No. 2. Justice begins its chart journey at No. 1 in the U.S. and Australia and is the most-streamed album of the week in the U.K.
Also new to the albums survey this week is Black Honey’s Written and Directed (Foxfive), at No. 7. It’s the indie rockers’ first Top 10 appearance.
Veteran singer-songwriters Bob Dylan and Sting claim Top 20 berths on the latest U.K. chart. Dylan’s commemorative boxset 1970 (Sony Music CG) opens at No. 13, for his 64th Top 40 LP as a solo artist; while Sting debuts at No. 17 with Duets (Polydor/UMC) for the former The Police frontman’s 20th Top 40 album as a solo artist.
Meanwhile, Nathan Evans’ sea shanty “Wellerman” (Polydor) with 220 Kid and Billen Ted enters a second week atop the Official U.K. Singles Chart.
“Wellerman” holds a comfortable lead of 10,000 chart sales over its nearest competitor, A1 & J1’s “Latest Trends” (EMI), at No. 2. “Latest Trends” is the most-streamed song of the week.
Thanks to the release of his new album, Justin Bieber scores the highest new entry of the week with “Peaches” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, at No. 3. Bieber sees two additional songs impact the Top 40, including “Hold On,” which lifts 31-10. The Canadian pop singer can now boast 26th Top 10 singles to his name.