Arcade Fire score Official Albums Chart hat-trick with Everything Now
Congratulations to Arcade Fire, who have scored their third consecutive Number 1 album on the Official Albums Chart with Everything Now.
The Canadian group’s fifth record shifted just over 36,000 combined sales, outselling its closest competitor - Ed Sheeran’s Divide – by 2:1 to take this week’s top spot. The band previously topped the chart with 2010's BRIT Award and GRAMMY winning The Suburbs, and 2013's Reflektor.
Everything Now is also the best-selling vinyl album of the week and was the most popular record purchased in independent retailers this week too.
Meanwhile, Rag'n'Bone Man's Human rebound after falling from the Top 5 for the first time last week after 23 weeks. The BRITs Critics' Choice winner is this week's Number 3, up three.
Last week’s Number 1, Lana Del Rey's Lust For Life, slips to 4, and Passenger's new album The Boy Who Cried Wolf lands at 5. Announced just two days before it was released last Friday, the LP becomes his fourth Top 5 entry.
New entries and high climbers
Alice Cooper is back this week with his first studio album for six years – Paranormal debuts at Number 6 to become his first Top 10 album in almost a decade. Not far behind is Dua Lipa, who on the strength of her new single New Rules climbs 15 places to Number 11 with her self-titled debut.
The first three in a series of Pet Shop Boys album reissues - Nightlife, Release and Fundamental – enter at 29, 30 and 33 respectively, and there’s also a new entry for post-punk band The Fall, whose 32nd studio album New Facts Emerge lands at 35.
Finally, summer sales are running across various retailers, and several albums slashed in price rocket up the chart this week. They are: Glen Campbell’s Adios (13); HAIM’s Something To Tell You (15); DAMN. by Kendrick Lamar (18); Lorde’s Melodrama (22); The Bee Gees’ Timeless (31); and Witness from Katy Perry (38).
August 4, 2017 1:00pm ET by Official Charts Company