The Script score fourth UK No. 1 album
The Script score fourth UK Number 1 album with Freedom Child: “We're so lucky and humbled”
Official Albums Chart: The Script score fourth UK Number 1 album with Freedom Child: “We're so lucky and humbled”
Congratulations to The Script on securing their fourth Official Albums Chart Number 1.
The Irish group's fifth album Freedom Child sailed to the top spot with over twice the combined sales of Ed Sheeran's ÷,which holds at Number 2 this week.
Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, The Script said: "You guys may never understand how happy we are to have achieved our fourth Number 1 album. You see, we've worked so hard on it and ultimately the fans decided whether it's a strong album or not. We're so so lucky and are humbled by it."
The Script have an near-impeccable record on the Official Albums Chart, with four of their five studio albums peaking at Number 1. View their full chart history.
Last week's Number 1, Villains by Queens of the Stone Age falls to Number 5.
New Entries and High Climbers
Newton Faulkner nets his fifth Top 20 at 13 with Hit The Ground Running, Motorhead's covers collection Under Coverlands at Number 19, and Northern Irish electronic duo Bicep are a new entry at 20 with their self-titled debut.
Post-Britpop collective Starsailor land their most successful chart appearance for 12 years with All This Life at 23, just ahead of Kasabian's For Crying Out Loud, which advances 12 slots to 24. Harry Styles' self-titled debut, and former chart-topper, is this week's highest climber, leaping 23 places following his appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show.
The Verve's classic record Urban Hymns goes in at 33 following a vinyl reissue, Steve Winwood bags his 12th UK Top 40 with Greatest Hits Live at 34, and ABBA's Gold rebounds 36 places to this week's Number 40.