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Stereophonics hits number one eighth album for the 25th year

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Stereo reached number eight on the album Oochya! in their 25th year as a band.

The Welsh rock band took the top spot with their 12th album by outselling their nearest competitor by a ratio of 2:1, according to the Official Charts Company.

This success places them among the ranks of global superstars such as Taylor Swift, Oasis and REM, who have also achieved eight number one albums in their careers.

The band, which includes Kelly Jones, Richard Jones, Adam Zindani and Jamie Morrison, signed a recording contract in 1996.

To celebrate their 25th anniversary, the group has released a new album Oochya! on March 4th.

Accepting the number one album award, lead singer Jones told OfficialCharts.com: “Thank you so much, No.1 Official 8th Chart in 25th year.

“There are a lot of people on the Stereophonics team, but we only have four of them. My sincerest thanks to everyone, all the fans who have been with the band for a long time, and all the newcomers. ”

Rock band Marillion followed for second with their twentieth album An Hour Before It Dark.

This is the group’s highest chart entry established by Buckinghamshire since 1987 when their Clutching At Straws record matched their top in second place.

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Ed Sheeran’s Equals chart-topping album came in at number three, while rapper Central Cee dropped to number four with a second mixtape 23.

Dave’s second album Our All Alone in This Together climbed back to number five after his first arena tour.

In the UK singles chart, the rapper took the top spot with his new song Starlight.

It’s the first song to debut at number one this year, and it also has the biggest opening week of any song in 2022 to date with total chart sales of 63,000 copies. , which had 7.7 million streams, according to the Official Charts Company.

This ended the long streak with the song We Don’t Talk About Bruno from Disney’s Encanto soundtrack, which had spent the previous seven weeks at number one.

Sheeran took second place with his collaboration with Afrobeats singer Fireboy DML on their Peru track.

While Calum Scott’s Lost Frequencies and Where Are You Now took third place and Irish dance outfit Belters Only and Jazzy’s Make Me Feel Good collaboration took fourth.

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/stereophonics-score-eighth-number-one-album-in-25th-year-41436853.html Stereophonics hits number one eighth album for the 25th year

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