Gerry Cinnamon’s The Bonny debuts at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart

The independent artist keeps off big new entries from Enter Shikari, Nafe Smallz and EOB.

Congratulations to Gerry Cinnamon, who scores his first Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart with The Bonny.

Gerry’s second album – released independently on his own label Little Runaway – racked up 29,000 chart sales in its first week, with 77% of the total made up of physical sales and digital downloads. The Bonny is also the fastest-selling vinyl of the year with over 6,400 copies sold on wax this week.

It’s been quite the journey for Gerry, whose debut album Erratic Cinematic - at Number 36 this week - was originally released in September 2017 through Pledge Music, landing 342 sales in its first seven days. A true grassroots success story, it has since peaked at Number 17 (July 2019) and racked up a total of 177,000 chart sales to date. See Gerry Cinnamon's full Official Charts history here.

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Meanwhile at Number 2, Enter Shikari return with their seventh studio album Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible. It’s the St Albans band’s highest ever charting album and fifth Top 10.

American rapper Dababy’s third album Blame It On Baby becomes his first Top 10 at Number 8, and Luton rapper Nafe Smallz debuts at 12 with his full-length debut Goat World. EOB – Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien’s solo project – lands at Number 13 with debut album Earth (13).

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Elsewhere, Finnish metal band Nightwish climb 25 places to Number 28 with their latest collection Human II Nature thanks to its CD release.

Finally, two more new entries enter the Top 40 this week: American singer-songwriter Fiona Apple lands at 33 with Fetch The Bolt Cutters, her first album in eight years, and neo-rock group Marillion see their 1983 debut album Script For A Jester’s Tear return to the Charts at Number 35 following a reissue.

See the full Official Albums Chart Top 100

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