Friday 23 June 2017

DJ Pete Tong tops Official Albums Chart with his first UK number one

Pete Tong's Classic House jumped from number six last week to top the Official Albums Chart
Pete Tong's Classic House jumped from number six last week to top the Official Albums Chart

Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong is finally a chart-topper as he has scored his first UK number one on the Official Albums Chart with his latest record Classic House.

Classic House, which was last week at number six, saw Tong work together with conductor Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra to bring to life Ibiza classics including Insomnia by Faithless and Lola's Theme by Shapeshifters.

Over the years Tong has been a regular on the Official Compilations Chart, and he is "very proud" to see this new work hit the top spot on the Official Albums Chart, after it debuted at number 16 nine weeks ago.

He said: "This project has been such a thrill from the moment we stepped on stage at The Royal Albert Hall.

"Congratulations and deep thanks to the whole team Classics. I'm very proud to see these legendary dance tunes at number one!"

To add to his joy, Tong's chart-climbing album has also surpassed Bradley Walsh's Chasing Dreams record to become the biggest-selling debut album released in 2016, the Official Charts Company said.

The La La Land soundtrack is at number two this week, while Little Mix's album Glory Days is at three and Mike Oldfield's Return to Ommadawn has debuted in fourth place.

Last week's number one album, I See You by The xx, has slipped down into fifth place.

Over on the Official Singles Chart, Ed Sheeran has continued to dominate with his third week at number one and number two with tracks Shape Of You and Castle on the Hill respectively.

Jax Jones and Raye's collaboration You Don't Know Me has risen from number four to number three, Little Mix's Touch is at number four and Rag'n'Bone Man's Human completes the top five.

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