Taylor Swifts regains UK's Number 1 album with The Tortured Poets Department

The chairman of The Tortured Poets Department returns to Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.
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Taylor Swift returns to Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with blockbuster eleventh album The Tortured Poets Department

The singer’s latest collection marks a fourth non-consecutive week at the top with 58% of her week’s total made up of physical copies. 

American alt-rock duo Twenty One Pilots land at Number 2 this week after a hard-fought battle with their seventh studio album Clancy. It marks their third consecutive Top 3 album in the UK and fifth Top 40 following 2013’s Vessel (39), 2015’s Blurryface (5), 2018 album Trench (2) and 2021’s Scaled and Icy (3). 

Clancy does, however, debut at Number 1 on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart and the Official Record Store Chart – the biggest release of the week in the UK’s independent record shops. 

Also enjoying a Top 5 debut this week is Paul Weller with 17th studio album 66, his 23rd solo Top 10 collection. The former The Jam and The Style Council frontman has six solo Number 1 albums: 1995’s Stanley Road, 2002’s Illumination, 2008’s 22 Dreams, 2012’s Sonik Kicks, 2020’s On Sunset and 2021’s Fat Pop.  

Sheffield rock legends Bring Me The Horizon earn their fifth Top 10 album with POST HUMAN: NeX GEn (5). It joins previous albums Sempiternal (3), That’s The Spirit (2), Amo (1) and Post Human: Survival Horror (1) in the Top 10, plus 2010 album There Is a Hell Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven Let's Keep It a Secret. (13) in the Top 40. 

Just outside the Top 10 is Manchester rapper Meekz with third mixtape Tru, landing at Number 12 to become his third Top 40. 

Further down, Chappell Roan enters the Top 40 for the first time with her debut LP The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess, up 11 places to Number 33, no doubt bolstered by the Official Singles Chart success of one-off single Good Luck, Babe! 

BTS star RM debuts at Number 37 with Right Place, Wrong Person, his first solo Top 40 album, and finally, Los Angeles alt-rockers group Wallows enter at Number 38 with their third album Model – their first Top 40 album in the UK. 

The Poor Clares of Arundel debut at Number 1 on the Official Classical Artist Albums Chart with My Peace I Give You 

The Poor Clare Sisters of Arundel have earned their second Number 1 on the Official Classical Artist Albums Chart with their new collection, My Peace I Give You. 

Recorded at their convent chapel in Arundel, West Sussex and mixed at Abbey Road Studios, the album is a “message of peace for a fractured world and the importance of caring for the planet.” 

The Poor Clares Of Arundel are believed to be among the highest-charting nuns to date in the UK, having previously reached Number 5 on the Official Albums Chart in 2021 with their album Light For The World, which also topped the Classical Artist Albums Chart. 

To mark the occasion, the Sisters were presented with an Official Specialist Number 1 award. 

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