Paolo Nutini scored number one on his third album with his first track in eight years.
The Scottish singer-songwriter’s fourth studio recording, titled Last Night In The Bittersweet, topped the charts upon its release on July 1.
It also achieved success in the Official Vinyl Albums Chart after becoming the most purchased physical LP of the week.
Nutini, 35, previously topped the album chart with Sunny Side Up in 2009 and again with Caustic Love in 2014, while his debut album These Streets peaked at number three in 2006.
His achievement also knocked Harry Styles’ best-selling third album from number one to number two, and Ed Sheeran’s Equals continued its chart success, holding at number three.
This week’s second-highest new entry came from the Floridian rockers Shinedown as their seventh studio album Planet Zero took fourth place.
It became the band’s first album to break into the UK top five after their 2018 release Attention Attention peaked at number eight.
Elvis Presley’s collection of 2002’s most successful songs continues to rise in the album chart, now at number 12, following the release of the biopic of American rock and roll singer Baz Luhrmann.
Adele’s 30th award-winning album also climbed to number 25 on the chart after the multi-award winning singer returned to the stage at last week’s Hyde Park BST festival.
Meanwhile, on the UK singles chart, rising Scottish DJ duo LF SYSTEM scored their first number one single with the summer track A Fear To Feel.
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The production outfit, which included Conor Larkman and Sean Finnigan, initially saw the song go viral on TikTok and it rose steadily for 5 weeks on the singles chart.
Their success with Nutini makes it double the Scottish charts this week, the first time since Tom Walker and Lewis Capaldi topped the album and singles charts simultaneously in March 2019. .
Martin Talbot, chief executive officer of Official Rankings Company, said: “Many congratulations to LF SYSTEM and Paolo Nutini, on what has proven to be a banner week for Scottish talent in Official rankings.
“Scotland has a great musical legacy during the 70 years of the Official Charts and to see Paolo and LF add to that in 2022 is great to see.”
Elsewhere in the singles chart, Styles’ As It Was came in at number two after it was announced earlier this week that it was the biggest single of the year to date, according to the Official Charts Company.
Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill dropped from first to third, while Beyonce’s Break My Soul held steady at fourth and George Ezra’s Green Grass in fifth.
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