Kings Of Leon's Can We Please Have Fun is UK's highest new Albums Chart entry

As Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department returns to the top
Kings Of Leon Can We Please Have Fun

Kings Of Leon claim this week’s highest new entry on the Official Albums Chart, as Taylor Swift returns to the top.

As she brings The Eras Tour to Europe, Taylor’s The Tortured Poets Department lifts one to spend its third non-consecutive week at Number 1.

Can We Please Have Fun, Kings Of Leon’s ninth studio album, is this week’s highest new entry (2). The Kid Harpoon-produced record becomes the Nashville rockers’ ninth UK Top 10 LP, joining 2003’s Youth And Young Manhood (3), 2004’s Aha Shake Heartbreak (3), 2007 release Because Of The Times (1), 2008’s Only By The Night (1), 2010 LP Come Around Sundown (1), 2013’s Mechanical Bull (1), 2016’s Walls (1) and 2021 album When You See Yourself (1). This week’s best seller on vinyl, Can We Please Have Fun, tops the Official Vinyl Albums Chart.

Kings Of Leon Can We Please Have Fun

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Gunna matches his previous Official Albums Chart peak with One Of Wun this week (4). The Georgia-born rapper, singer and songwriter, real name Sergio Giavanni Kitchens, has also enjoyed Top 5 success with 2020 LP WUNNA (5) and 2022’s DS4EVER (4). 

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Keane’s debut Hopes And Fears returns to the Top 10 for the first time in 19 years this week (3). The former chart-topper, which spawned the singles Somewhere Only We Know, Everybody’s Changing, Bedshaped and This Is The Last Time, was reissued on brand-new formats containing b-sides and rarities. 

Manchester rapper Bugzy Malone celebrates his sixth Top 40 album with The Great British Dream (13). Previously, Bugzy saw success with 2015’s Walk With Me (8), 2016’s Facing Time (6), 2017 release King Of The North (4), 2018’s B.Inspired (6) and 2021 record The Resurrection (7).

M Huncho and Potter Payper earn their first-ever collaborative Top 40 album with 36 Hours (28). It becomes British trap star M Huncho’s sixth Top 40 work, and Barking-born rapper and songwriter Potter Payper’s fifth.

It’s a 10th Top 40 album for Gabrielle with A Place In Your Heart this week (30), while Queen’s 2007 live LP Rock Montreal returns to the Top 40 for the first time in 17 years following a reissue and the arrival of its concert film on Disney+.

New Zealand-born, London-based singer-songwriter Jordan Rakei secures his first Top 40 album with The Loop (36), which also tops this week’s Official Record Store Chart as the best-selling album in UK independent record shops. Join Jordan Rakei as he discusses the album on The Record Club, streaming live on Wednesday May 22 at 5.30pm

Jordan Rakei The Loop

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Finally, independent label Black Country punk duo BIG SPECIAL, comprising Joe Hicklin and Callum Moloney, celebrate their Official Albums Chart debut with POSTINDUSTRIAL HOMETOWN BLUES (37).

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

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