Congratulations to Barbra Streisand, who enters straight in at Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart.
The music icon's 35th studio album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway tops this week’s tally with 20,000 combined sales, giving Streisand her seventh Official Number 1 album.
The star is now only second to Madonna (who has notched up 12 Number 1s) when it comes to chart-topping albums in the UK among female solo acts. Find out more about which female artists have claimed the most Number 1 albums in Official Chart history.
Elsewhere, Britney Spears is new at Number 2 with her ninth album Glory. The entry marks a fifth Number 2 album for the superstar, following Baby One More Time (1999), Oops! I Did It Again (2000), Greatest Hits – My Prerogative (2004) and Blackout (2007).
Last week's Number 1 Blonde by Frank Ocean slips to 3, Dolly Parton's Pure & Simple is at 4, and US duo Twenty One Pilots reach a new peak with their latest album Blurryface, jumping six places to Number 5.
New entries and high climbers
Biffy Clyro’s former Number 1 album Ellipsis rebounds from 19 to 10 following their headline slot at Reading & Leeds Festivals last weekend, while new indie band The Hunna enter at 13 with their debut album 100.
US hip hop trio De La Soul earn their highest charting album in 25 years this week (since 1991's Number 7-peaking De La Soul Is Dead) with And The Anonymous Nobody (16), Oxford rockers Glass Animals are new at 23 with How To Be A Human Being, and New Model Army secure their sixth Top 40 album with Winter (25).
Finally, two more bands feel the effect from Reading & Leeds Festival this week: Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Greatest Hits re-enters the Top 40 at 31 (up 20 places), and Blink-182’s latest record California vaults from 60 to Number 32.
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