Taylor Swift Folklore takes No. 1 for a third consecutive week on the Official Albums Chart. Folklore is Taylor’s fifth No.1, but his first to hold on to the No.1 spot for over a week, ending this week with 6,000 chart sales.
Glass Animals enters at number 2 with Dreamland, their third studio album. It is the highest four track album ever to be recorded at Oxford, and the first Top 10. Their previous How To Be A Human Being collection reached number 23 in 2016. Dreamland also debuts at number 1 of the official classification of vinyl albums and of the official record store list. .
Also debuts on Top 5, Deep Purple Whoosh’s 21st studio album! Fits at number 4. This is the legendary English rock band’s 11th Top 10 collection, and the highest ranking in forty years, since 1980s Deepest Purple which reached number 1. Their 2017 album Infinite peaked at number 6.
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Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia climbs from three to number 7 after an increase in feeds as fans prepare for Club Future Nostalgia: The Remix Album which will be released on August 28. Rumors of Fleetwood Mac stole 10 spots at number 11, its highest ranking since 2014.
Further down, K-pop boyband BTS debuts at number 35 with Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey. The album features Japanese versions of songs from their last three albums (two of which were UK No. 1s) and four new original tracks. This is the UK’s fourth Top 40 album.
Finally, George Michael’s 2006 greatest hits album Twenty Five jumped 14 spots to number 38, following the announcement of a nine-meter mural of the singer as part of the celebration of Brent Borough of Culture; and George Ezra’s Staying at Tamara returns to the Top 40 this week, up 11 at number 40.