1975 reached number one for the fifth consecutive year with the album Being Funny In A Foreign Language.
His synth-pop band – which includes Matty Healy, George Daniel, Ross MacDonald and Adam Hann – has outsold the rest of the top five albums combined upon their October 14 release, according to the Official Charts Company .
Before that, they topped the charts with their 2013 debut of the same name, I Like It When You Sleep in 2016, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It, 2018’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. and Notes topped the charts in 2020 Conditional Form.
Celebrating their number one spot, the Cheshire-founded band told OfficialCharts.com: “Thank you so much for giving us our fifth album in a row. Thank you.”
This achievement puts them in the category of prestigious artists that have reached number one with all studio albums, matching pop superstar Ed Sheeran with five albums.
Elsewhere, the Red Hot Chili Peppers landed in second place with their 13th studio LP Return To The Dream Canteen.
This follows the success of the US rock group earlier this year with their previous release, Unlimited Love, topping the album chart in April.
American rapper Lil Baby came in at number three with It’s Only Me, his first solo album to break into the top five in the UK.
While Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles continue their enduring dominance on the chart – with Sheeran taking fourth place with Equals and Styles landing in fifth place with Harry’s House.
In the UK singles chart, Sam Smith and Kim Petras held the top spot for the fourth consecutive week with viral hit Unholy.
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The song I’m Good (Blue) by David Guetta and American singer Bebe Rexha took second place.
Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi came in at number three with Forget Me, the lead single from his upcoming second studio album.
I Ain’t Worried by American pop rock band One Republic remains at #4 and US superstar Beyonce holds at #5 with Cuff It.
Two of the songs featured in the 1975 film Being Funny In A Foreign Language also entered the UK top 40 for the first time, with Oh Caroline finishing at number 29 while I’m In Love With You comes in at number 34.
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