D-Block Europe celebrate first-ever Number 1 album with Rolling Stone

The duo now boast the most Top 10 albums of any British rap act in UK chart history
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D-Block Europe celebrate their first-ever Official Number 1 album with Rolling Stone

The Lewisham-formed rap duo, comprising Young Adz and Dirtbike LB, reach the summit with their third full-length studio album, which sees them collaborate with Yxng Bane, Noizy and Kodak Black.  

Previously, D-Block saw Official Albums Chart success with 2018 Yxng Bane collaborative record Any Minute Now (14), 2019’s Home Alone (6) and PTSD (4), 2020 releases Street Trauma (9) and The Blue Print – Us Vs. Them (2), 2021’s Home Alone 2 (6), 2022 LP Lap 5 (2) and 2023 mixtape DBE World (6). 

D-Block now reclaim their title as the British rap act with the most Top 10 albums, with eight in total. They pull ahead of The Streets, who boast seven Top 10 LPs: 2002's Original Pirate Material (10), 2004 follow-up A Grand Don't Come for Free (1), 2006's The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living (1), 2008's Everything is Borrowed (7), 2011 release Computers and Blues (8), 2020 LP None of Us are Getting Out of This Alive (2) and 2023’s The Darker the Shadow the Brighter the Light (7). 

Rolling Stone also tops this week’s Official Record Store Chart, the most-purchased album of the past seven days in the UK’s independent record stores, and debuts at Number 2 on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart.

In a statement, D-Block Europe said: "D-Block Europe in the building! Young black rockstars! Number 1! Rolling Stone...thank you. We love you. Gang gang, you know the vibes!"

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Plaistow-born, Atlanta-raised rapper 21 Savage secures his highest-charting solo LP with american dream (2). Prior to this Savage, born Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, saw Top 40 success with 2021’s i am > i was (33), collaborative Metro Boomin record Savage Mode II (10) and 2023’s chart-topping team-up with Drake, Her Loss (1). 

Rounding out an all-new Top 3, London-formed rock outfit The Vaccines secure their sixth Top 5 album with Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations (3). The band, comprising Justin Hayward-Young, Árni Árnason, Timothy Lanthan and Yoann Intonti, previously enjoyed success with 2011 debut What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? (4), 2012 Number 1 Come Of Age, 2015’s English Graffiti (2), 2018 LP Combat Sports (4) and 2021’s Back in Love City (5). 

Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations also tops the Official Vinyl Albums Chart, and lands at Number 2 on this week’s Official Record Store Chart. 

Catch up on The Vaccines’ episode of The Record Club, with Justin dissecting the album-making process, on Spotify here

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Elsewhere, Teddy Swims is seeing massive success on the Official Singles Chart with breakthrough hit Lose Control, and its parent album, I’ve Tried Everything but Therapy (Part 1) is up to another new peak today, rising three to Number 21.

And finally, Merseyside-born singer-songwriter and former The Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones claims a career-best with his fifth solo album Iechyd Da (30). The record, for which title means ‘good luck’ in Welsh, marks his first solo Top 40 collection, and sees Top 5 debuts on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart (2) and Official Record Store Chart (3).

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

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Proud of my brothers… knew they would do it in the end. Glad they’re finally getting the recognition they deserve, from prada going viral to this, here’s to more!