The Official Albums Chart has a little something for The Weeknd – his first Number 1!
The Canadian star’s third album Beauty Behind the Madness goes straight in at the top today, overtaking midweek rivals Foals.
The album, which is also The Weeknd’s first Top 10, features collaborations with Lana Del Rey and Ed Sheeran and includes Top 10 hits Earned It and Can’t Feel My Face. Click here to view The Weeknd's full Official Chart history
Last week’s Number 1 I Cry When I Laugh by Jess Glynne slips to 2, while indie rockers Foals are new at Number 3 with fourth album What Went Down. Foals also secure the week’s biggest selling album in UK independent record shops.
Good news for Ella Eyre: her debut album Feline is new at Number 4, while Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour spends its 67th week in the Official Albums Chart Top 10, at Number 5.
New entries and high climbers
American singer-songwriter Halsey scores an Official Albums Chart debut at Number 9 with Badlands, while veteran rockers Motorhead land a fourth Top 10 with their 22nd album Bad Magic. It’s the band’s first Top 40 since 1991.
US pop duo Beach House are brand new at Number 17 with fifth studio album Depression Cherry. Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast makes a return to the Official Albums Chart at 21 – it peaked at Number 1 in April 1982.
BRIT Award winners Royal Blood zoom 26 places to re-enter the Top 40 at Number 22 today, and singer-songwriter Birdy is also a massive climber – Fire Within rockets 53 places to land at Number 25.
Van Morrison’s The Essential is new at Number 33 following his 70th birthday concerts last weekend.
Foo Fighters’ Greatest Hits hops back into the Top 40 at Number 37, and Calvin Harris’s Motion (39) and Sia’s 1000 Forms of Fear (40) also make a return.