Taylor Swift scores fourth UK Number 1 album with Lover

Plus there are new entries for Headie One, Brockhampton and New Model Army on this week's Official Albums Chart.

There’s a lot of love for Taylor Swift on the Official Chart this week as her latest album Lover lands straight in at Number 1 on the Official UK Albums Chart.

Taylor’s seventh record notched up 53,000 chart sales to take this week’s top spot, made up of 27 million track streams, 24,000 physical sales and 11,000 downloads.

Lover is Taylor’s fourth album to reach Number 1 in the UK, following Red (2012), 1989 (2014) and Reputation (2017). The star is the first female artist to land four chart-topping albums this decade, and one of seven acts in total – the others are Michael Bublé, One Direction, Robbie Williams, Olly Murs, Eminem and Ed Sheeran.

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Meanwhile, Tottenham rapper Headie One claims his first Top 10 album with Music X Road at Number 5, and there are new personal bests on the chart for US rap collective Brockhampton with Ginger (11) and From Here by New Model Army (13), whose 15th studio album earns the Bradford rockers their highest chart entry in their 40th anniversary year.   

Further down, Reading and Leeds festival headliners Post Malone and Foo Fighters enjoy a boost this week: the US rapper’s Beerbongs & Bentleys album rebounds 11 slots to Number 17, while Foo’s Greatest Hits hop six places to 27.

Finally, Massive Attack’s Mezzanine album returns to the Official Albums Chart Top 40 at Number 35 this week thanks to a 20th anniversary reissue. The album debuted at Number 1 in 1998 and features Top 40 singles Teardrop and Angel.

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thierry henon


the awful Taylor only sold 53 000 copies!! Not much..i think people are getting tired of her...the same goes for ED...his latest album hasn't sold that much so far...


thierry henon


So happy to see LIZZO up 12 places this week!! She is so close to get her first top 40 album...The album is massive in USA, no idea why she is not as successful here...Shame really...Fantastic album!! Surprised to still DUA LIPA and ANNE MARIE in the top 100 even though they haven't released any new single in a while...I am not complaining as they are both amazing singers...Glad to see RITA ORA and Clean Bandit still in the chart...BOTH albums should have been top 5


thierry henon


No surprise with this overrated singer!! But i know ... when i was 15 years old once, for sure, i did buy some kid cd as well!! Just hope she won't last long in the top 5 ...again....




WOW... incredible news!!! I'm happy with Taylor getting a #1 album regardless, but the fact that it's with her best one since 'Fearless' only fills that joy even further! :D

I actually had no idea that she now has more #1 albums than any other female this decade. If that doesn't highlight her cultural impact over here, I'm really not sure what does!

As for 'Lover' itself, here's my rating for each track on it...

#1: 'I Forgot That You Existed' (7/10)
#2: 'Cruel Summer' (10/10)
#3: 'Lover' (10/10)
#4: 'The Man' (7/10)
#5: 'The Archer' (9/10)
#6: 'I Think He Knows' (8/10)
#7: 'Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince' (7/10)
#8: 'Paper Rings' (9/10)
#9: 'Cornelia Street' (9/10)
#10: 'Death By A Thousand Cuts' (6/10)
#11: 'London Boy' (9/10)
#12: 'Soon You’ll Get Better' [ft Dixie Chicks] (10/10)
#13: 'False God' (8/10)
#14: 'You Need To Calm Down' (7/10)
#15: 'Afterglow' (6/10)
#16: 'Me!' [ft Brendon Urie] (6/10)
#17: 'It’s Nice To Have A Friend' (7/10)
#18: 'Daylight' (10/10)

TOTAL: 145/180 (80.6%)