The Libertines Land First Number 1 Album In 20 years With All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade

Hozier earns first UK Number 1 single with Too Sweet: “I’m taken aback!”


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12 April 2024 – The Libertines today land their first Official Number 1 album in two decades with All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade.

The fourth studio album from the London-formed rock outfit – comprising Carl Barât, Pete Doherty, John Hassall and Gary Powell – joins 2004’s The Libertines as their second UK chart-topper. The Libertines also enjoyed previous Top 40 success with 2002’s Up The Bracket (35), 2007 compilation Time For Heroes – The Best Of The Libertines (23) and 2015’s Anthems For Doomed Youth.

All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade is also this week’s biggest release on vinyl, topping the Official Vinyl Albums Chart, and most purchased in UK independent record shops over the past seven days, claiming Number 1 on the Official Record Store Chart.

Last week’s record-breaking chart-topper COWBOY CARTER, which saw Beyoncé become the first black artist ever to claim Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with a country LP, slips one to Number 2.

Congratulations are in order for breakout Earlestown export The K’s, made up of Jamie Boyle, Ryan Breslin, Dexter Baker and Nathan Peers. The group’s debut album I Wonder If The World Knows? is straight in at Number 3 this week.

Speaking exclusively to Official Charts, The K’s say:

“We want to say thank you for everything. Not just for this week, thank you for everything since we started. Thank you for allowing us to be in this position, to even be mentioned in these conversations and to be battling for the top of the charts.

“We can’t wait to celebrate with you all over the next couple of weeks on tour, we love you. It’s because of the fans that we’re here doing it!”

Conan Gray celebrates a career-best today with third studio record Found Heaven (4). The California-born, Texas-raised singer-songwriter’s first-ever Top 5 album follows 2020 debut Kid Krow (30) and 2022 release Superache (8).

US rapper and record producer J. Cole claims his fourth Top 10 LP with Might Delete Later this week (7), having previously seen similar success with 2013’s Born Sinner (7), 2018’s KOD (2) and 2021 album The Off-Season (2).

Rounding out this week’s new Top 10 entries, Newport-formed rockers Feeder score their 11th Top 10 album with Black/Red (8).

New York natives Vampire Weekend, comprising Ezra Koenig, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson, claim their fifth Top 40 record with Only God Was Above Us (11). The group previously enjoyed success with eponymous 2008 debut Vampire Weekend (15), 2010’s Contra (3), 2013 release Modern Vampires Of The City (3) and 2019’s Father Of The Bride (2).

The Black Keys’ 12th record Ohio Players earns the duo an eighth Top 40 album (13), while Benson Boone follows the success of chart-topping single Beautiful Things with debut album Fireworks & Rollerblades (16).

Texan trio Khruangbin, made up of Laura Lee, Mark Speer and DJ Johnson, secure a second Top 40 album with A LA SALA (18), as do British grime-punk duo Bob Vylan with Humble As The Sun (22).

And finally, Bryson Tiller’s self-titled LP Bryson Tiller makes its debut at Number 34, becoming the Kentucky-born singer, songwriter and rapper’s third UK Top 40 record.

Official Singles Chart

It’s been a decade in the making, but Hozier today earns his first-ever Number 1 single in the UK with Too Sweet.

The breakout track from the expanded deluxe edition of his chart-topping third album Unreal Unearth: Unheard, Too Sweet vaults three places week-on-week to top the Official Singles Chart with 61,000 chart units and 6.7 million streams, making it the most-streamed track of the week in the UK.

It’s the Irish singer-songwriter's (real name Andrew John Hozier-Byrne) second Top 10 single, joining Take Me To Church, which peaked at Number 2 in 2014.

Speaking exclusively to Official Charts, Hozier says:

“Enormous thank you to everyone in the UK for all their support. I was taken aback by the response for Too Sweet and am thrilled people are enjoying it. Looking forward to being back in July for the upcoming shows!”

Elsewhere, British singer, songwriter and producer Artemas jumps into the Top 5 for the first time with i like the way you kiss me (5). He also scores a second UK Top 40 entry, as if u think i’m pretty rises thirteen week-on-week (39).

Congratulations are also due to US rising star Dasha, who flies into the Top 10 after a seven-week climb with rollicking country banger Austin, up seven to Number 8.

TikTok sensation Mark Ambor moves up eight with Belong Together (14), which becomes his first single to peak inside the UK Top 20, just three weeks after entering the Top 100 for the first time.

Irish DJ duo NewEra also celebrate their first Top 20 it with Birds in the Sky up two (18), as do Jungle, whose huge viral single Back on 74 reaches a new peak nine months after its initial release (19).

The Blessed Madonna and Clementine Douglas’s Happier rises yet again (21), Benson Boone’s Slow It Down jumps four (23) and Bakar’s Hell n Back re-enters the chart this week (26) following another viral resurgence. The track, originally released in 2019, peaked at Number 20 in April 2023.

J Cole, Bas and Central Cee debut at Number 29 with H.Y.B, which becomes J Cole’s 12th, Cench’s 25th and Bas’s first UK Top 40 single. A second track from Cole’s new mixtape Might Delete Later, 7 Minute Drill, debuts at Number 38.

Finally, David Guetta & OneRepublic’s I Don’t Wanna Wait enters at Number 37. It marks Guetta’s 48th Top 40 hit in the UK, and OneRepublic’s 10th.


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April 12, 2024 1:00pm ET by Newsdesk  

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