Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department fends off Pet Shop Boys for second week at Number 1

It becomes Taylor's fifth album to spend more than one week at the top
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift fends off competition from Pet Shop Boys to secure a second week atop the Official Albums Chart with The Tortured Poets Department

Taylor’s 11th studio album, which broke Official Chart records in its first seven days on sale, spends a second consecutive week at Number 1. It becomes the superstar’s fifth studio LP to spend more than one week at the summit, joining 2020’s folklore (three weeks) and evermore (two weeks), 2022 release Midnights (five weeks) and 2023 record 1989 (Taylor’s Version) (three weeks). 

Taylor Swift The Tortured Poets Department

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London-formed synth-pop legends Pet Shop Boys earn this week’s highest new entry with their 15th studio album nonetheless (2). The record becomes Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe’s 19th Top 10 album, and their highest-charting LP in 31 years, since Very topped the chart in 1993. 

nonetheless also debuts at Number 1 on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart, shifting the most copies on vinyl this week, and the Official Record Store Chart, as the best seller in independent UK record shops over the past seven days. 

It’s a third Top 10 album for Oklahoma-born alt-pop artist St. Vincent this week, as her seventh studio release All Born Screaming makes its mark (3). The singer-songwriter, real name Anne Erin Clark, previously enjoyed UK Top 10 success with 2017’s Masseduction (6) and 2021 release Daddy’s Home (4). 

Jess Glynne also secures a third Top 10 album with JESS (6), following the chart-topping success of 2015 debut I Cry When I Laugh and 2018 follow-up Always In Between

The Big Decider, The Zutons’ first studio release in 16 years, becomes their fourth Top 10 album (5). Previously, the Liverpool-formed rock group saw similar results with 2004 debut Who Killed……The Zutons? (6), 2006’s Tired Of Hanging Around (2) and 2008 release You Can Do Anything (6).

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Icelandic singer-songwriter Laufey’s celebrates a career-best, and a brand-new peak, with her Bewitched LP this week (13). The album, which originally landed at Number 89 on its release in 2023, surges thanks to a deluxe Goddess Edition reissue. 

5 Seconds of Summer star Luke Hemmings also secures a solo career-best with his EP boy (22). Luke’s first release, When Facing The Things We Turn Away From, landed inside the Top 100 in 2021 (51). 

Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer PARTYNEXTDOOR earns his third UK Top 40 record with PARTYNEXTDOOR 4 (PT4) (26). Previously, he enjoyed Top 40 success with 2016’s PARTYNEXTDOOR3 (PT3) (11) and 2020 release PARTYMOBILE (7). 2014’s PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO charted inside the wider Top 100 (66). 

Teddy SwimsI’ve Tried Everything But Therapy (Part 1) vaults an impressive 62 spots to Number 33 thanks to a deluxe reissue featuring brand-new single The Door.  

And finally, French electronic music duo Justice claim their second Top 40 album, and a career-best, with Hyperdrama (34). The pair had previously peaked with 2011 release Audio, Video, Disco. (35).

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