Harry Styles pulls off an impressive Official Charts double, as Harry's House is named the Official biggest album of 2022 so far by the Official Charts Company.
This comes as As It Was, the perky lead single from Harry's House, is named the biggest song of 2022 in our end of Q3 list.
The One Direction star’s third solo LP, which saw him claim the rare Official Chart Double earlier this year, topping both the Official Albums Chart and Official Singles Chart simultaneously, has amassed 370,000 chart units since its release in May. No other release this year has sold more copies on physical formats (117,600 units).
Having claimed the title of the second-biggest album of 2021, Ed Sheeran's fifth studio album = (Equals) drops slightly to Number 2 in our newly-updated 2022 list. To date this year, = has racked up 346,000 combined UK chart units and counting.
Containing two Official UK Number 1 singles (Bad Habits and Shivers) and a further five Top 10 hits, Afterglow (Number 2), Visiting Hours (Number 5), Overpass Graffiti (Number 4), The Joker and the Queen (Number 2) and 2Step (Number 9), Equals continues into 2022 as both the most-streamed and most digitally downloaded album of the year so far, too. A Tour Edition of the =, released in May of this year, certainly gave the record a new lease of life.
Elsewhere, Olivia Rodrigo’s debut SOUR stands at Number 3 in the year's Official biggest albums to date, having spent over a year on the Official Albums Chart since its release in June 2021.
A host of greatest hits collections remain in the Top 10 of 2022 to date, including The Weeknd's Highlights (4), Little Mix’s Between Us (5), Fleetwood Mac’s 50 Years – Don’t Stop (6), Eminem’s Curtain Call: The Hits (7) and ABBA Gold (10) all placing inside the Top 10 at the end of Q3.
One big Official Charts Record Breaker is present in the end of Q3 chart, too. Queen's Greatest Hits (9) this year became the first album in Official Charts history to reach 7 million UK chart 'sales.'
Celebrating the achievement at the time, Queen guitarist Brian May told OfficialCharts.com: “We’re here to bring you the joyous news that Queen’s Greatest Hits album has sold 7 million copies, which nobody has ever done before. No album has done this before in history. Thank you, we appreciate it.”
Queen’s Roger Taylor added: “The British public and their infinitely-great taste have made this the biggest-selling album in history. Thank you very much; we’re humbled and honored. We salute you!”
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Some big 2022 albums to also make the list are The Weeknd's chart-topping concept record Dawn FM (15), George Ezra's Number 1 LP Gold Rush Kid (17), and Liam Gallagher's most recent chart-topping solo album C'mon You Know (28).
There's also a strong showing for several of this year's biggest rap albums; including US superstar Kendrick Lamar with his fifth LP Mr Morale & The Big Steppers (34), the UK's own drill icon Central Cee, who earned his first Official Albums Chart Number 1 with the mixtape 23 (35), and Brighton lad ArrDee's first major label mixtape, Pier Pressure (36).
Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2022 so far
|1||HARRY'S HOUSE||HARRY STYLES||1|
|5||BETWEEN US||LITTLE MIX||3|
|6||50 YEARS - DON'T STOP||FLEETWOOD MAC||5|
|7||CURTAIN CALL - THE HITS||EMINEM||1|
|10||GOLD - GREATEST HITS||ABBA||1|
|13||FINE LINE||HARRY STYLES||2|
|14||TIME FLIES - 1994-2009||OASIS||1|
|17||GOLD RUSH KID||GEORGE EZRA||1|
|18||PLANET HER||DOJA CAT||3|
|19||SEVENTEEN GOING UNDER||SAM FENDER||1|
|20||DIVINELY UNINSPIRED TO A HELLISH EXTENT||LEWIS CAPALDI||1|
|21||WE'RE ALL ALONE IN THIS TOGETHER||DAVE||1|
|23||LEGEND||BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS||1|
|24||NUMBER ONES||MICHAEL JACKSON||1|
|25||FUTURE NOSTALGIA||DUA LIPA||1|
|26||ONLY HONEST ON THE WEEKEND||BECKY HILL||7|
|28||C'MON YOU KNOW||LIAM GALLAGHER||1|
|29||CERTIFIED LOVER BOY||DRAKE||1|
|30||HOME ALONE 2||D-BLOCK EUROPE||6|
|31||ELV1S - 30 NUMBER 1 HITS||ELVIS PRESLEY||1|
|32||WHAT'S THE STORY MORNING GLORY||OASIS||1|
|33||HAPPIER THAN EVER||BILLIE EILISH||1|
|34||MR. MORALE & THE BIG STEPPERS||KENDRICK LAMAR||2|
|39||I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - THE BEST OF||WHITNEY HOUSTON||27|
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This chart is compiled using sales and streaming equivalent sales combined.