Monday 26 September 2016

Radiohead's new album goes straight to number one

Published 13/05/2016 | 18:06

Radiohead's new studio album A Moon Shaped Pool entered the official chart at number one
Radiohead's new studio album A Moon Shaped Pool entered the official chart at number one

Radiohead have scored their sixth number one album with A Moon Shaped Pool.

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The rock band's ninth studio album achieved celestial success, going straight in at the top spot on the official album chart after it was released on Sunday.

Its 50,000 combined chart sales are made up purely of digital downloads and streams, as the album will not be available in physical form for another month.

The chart-topper follows in the footsteps of OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail To The Thief and In Rainbow.

Grime artist Skepta's new album Konnichiwa is at number two - making this his first top ten album - while Beyonce's Lemonade has fallen to three, according to the Official Charts Company.

Canadian rapper Drake fell from first to fourth place with Views, while Gregory Porter's Take Me To The Alley climbed into the top five for the first time.

On the official singles chart, Drake had more success as his track One Dance held the top spot for a fifth week running.

The tune has now been certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry ( BPI) after reaching the milestone of 600,000 chart sales.

One Dance notched up 123,500 combined chart sales this week - and was streamed 8.37 million times.

The single saw off fierce competition from Calvin Harris, Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake.

Calvin Harris and Rihanna's This Is What You Came For was forced to spend another week at number two, while Justin Timberlake's new song Can't Stop The Feeling entered at number three.

Sia's Cheap Thrills was at four, with Mike Posner's I Took A Pill In Ibiza slipping to number five.

Despite their battle for the top position, Drake and Rihanna are also celebrating a joint success - after their single Too Good rose 18 places to reach number 23.

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