Fontaines DC have secured their first ever UK number one album with their latest album, Skinty Fia.
According to the Official Charts Company, the Dublin post-punk band have beaten their closest competition 2-1 to take the top spot with their third studio album.
Physical sales accounted for 87% of the album’s total sales, which also propels the group to the top of this week’s official vinyl albums chart.
Fontaine’s DC has had two top 10 albums previously, with 2019’s Dogrel peaking at number nine and 2020’s A Hero’s Death peaking at number two.
The band – made up of Carlos O’Connell, Conor Curley, Conor Deegan III, Grian Chatten and Tom Coll – told OfficialCharts.com: “We’re touched by everyone’s reaction to Skinty Fia, thank you to everyone who bought, streamed or downloaded.”
Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran’s Equals holds second place as the album, released in October and previously topping the charts, continues its success.
Little Mix’s greatest hits collection, Between Us, also climbed to number three, having previously climbed to number four.
This comes while the girl group – Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards – are on their confetti tour, which will be their last before going on an indefinite hiatus.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Grammy-winning debut album Sour has also returned to the top of the UK Albums Chart at number four.
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Space rock band Spiritualized entered the charts at number five this week with their ninth studio album, Everything Was Beautiful.
On the singles chart, Harry Styles has maintained his fourth consecutive week at the top spot with As It Was.
The pop superstar’s eagerly awaited third studio album is set to be released on May 20th.
American rapper Jack Harlow’s First Class maintains second place, while London-born singer Cat Burns’ Go moves up two spots to third.
British rapper Aitch and American singer Ashanti’s track Baby is fourth, while rapper Dave’s Starlight moves up one spot to fifth.
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