Ariana Grande's eternal sunshine earns her fifth UK Number 1 album

As Kylie Minogue and Girls Aloud surge back into the Top 40
Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande lets in some eternal sunshine as she secures her fifth Official Number 1 album in the UK. 

The US singer, songwriter and actress storms straight to the summit with her seventh studio record, having previously topped the Official Albums Chart with 2016’s Dangerous Woman, 2018 release Sweetener, 2019’s thank u, next and 2020 LP Positions. Ariana’s 2013 debut Yours Truly peaked at Number 7, while 2014 follow-up My Everything charted at Number 3. 

Ariana now joins the list of artists with the most UK Number 1 albums to her name, joining the likes of Celine Dion, Prince and Green Day all with five apiece. 

eternal sunshine also tops this week’s Official Vinyl Albums Chart, shifting the most copies on wax over the past seven days. 

Ariana Grande

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Birmingham-born heavy metal outfit Judas Priest earn a career-best with 19th studio collection Invincible Shield this week; new in at Number 2. The group, comprising Ian Hill, Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Scott Travis and Richie Faulkner, had previously peaked at Number 4 with 1980 LP British Steel

Also celebrating a personal best this week are New Jersey’s Bleachers. The group, made up of Jack Antonoff, Zem Audu, Mikey Freedom Hart, Sean Hutchinson, Mike Riddleberger and Evan Smith, enjoy their first-ever Official Albums Chart entry in the UK as fourth studio album Bleachers lands at Number 5. 

The most-purchased physical album of the week in the UK’s independent record shops, Bleachers tops the Official Record Store Chart

And the career-bests don’t stop there. Leicester-born protest singer, songwriter and stand-up comedian Grace Petrie earns her highest-charting LP to date with Build Something Better (28). Prior to this, Grace saw Top 40 success with 2021’s Connectivity (37). 

Grace Petrie Build Something Better

They’ve got it! Bananarama secure a seventh Top 40 album with Glorious – The Ultimate Collection (30). The compilation showcases an illustrious pop career spanning four decades. 

Kylie Minogue’s 2003 record Body Language returns to the Top 40 for the first time in exactly 20 years this week (34). Reissued on red vinyl, Kylie’s ninth studio album peaked inside the Top 10 on its original release (6). 

Also seeing a spectacular return to the Top 40 is Girls Aloud’s 2004 LP What Will The Neighbours Say? (35). Celebrating its 20th anniversary with a reissue across brand-new vinyl, CD and digital variants Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Tweedy’s second studio record scored a Top 10 peak on its initial release (6). 

See the full Official Albums Chart Top 100 here from 5.45pm.

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