The Official Charts
Noel Gallagher is top of the charts for a 10th time, with her latest album, Who Built The Moon.
The record, which gave the star its best for more than a decade, has sold 78,000 copies to reach the first place, including 12,800 on vinyl.
“I am the best winning streak Man City are at the minute,” said the Official Charts.
“Actually, I’m at the same with Pep Guardiola. I am a bit of a wizard, I have often thought of me.”
Gallagher has scored seven number ones as part of the Oasis (eight, if you include their greatest hits album Time Flies), and each of his albums as a soloist, has also reached the summit.
Who Built The Moon you see the star of the team with the dance producer David Holmes, who has also worked for the soundtrack of ocean’s 11 and BBC Two in Autumn.
The Telegraph has described the record’s psychedelic doodles as “the most adventurous, free-flowing and forward-facing” music of his career, while the NME called “Noel’s best album since …Morning Glory”.Noel Gallagher: my commitment is to nothing but greatness
“I would like to say thank you for give him a chance,” said Gallagher.
“I was convinced from the beginning that the people who bought it would like – not like, would not like it – and that seems to be the case.”
However, the album has not sold as well as Liam Gallagher’s recent album, As You Were, that they have moved 102,660 copies in its first week of release.
Elsewhere in the album chart, Little Mix jump of 43 places to number three, after the release of a deluxe edition of last year, Days of Glory, while the Elbow has got a new entry at 11 with their first collection.
That’s not a good news for BjÃ¶rk, whose latest album Utopia entered the chart at 25%; and last year’s X Factor winner Matt Terry, whose debut album, Problems and landed with a thud 29.
Both artists are beaten by Strictly come Dancing ‘Anton Du Beke, whose albums show bands at covers (and a bizarre version of Arctic Monkeys’ I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor) sashayed the countdown to 21.
In the ranking of the individual, Camilla Cabello, Havana, at the top of the ranking for the fifth time, with great frustration to Rita Ora, whose only, Everywhere it has been stuck in number two for the last three weeks.
With less than 1,000 copies separating the two acts; but they may not both be overtaken by Ed Sheeran’s new single Perfect for next Friday.
His ballad, Perfect, rises one spot to number three this week; and is likely to receive a sales boost this week by a new remix with the voice of Beyonce.
If you take the top slot next week, is likely, I might hang on to mark the Christmas.
But they face competition from Taylor Swift, whose latest album, Reputation is likely to generate several new entries next week after belatedly making his debut on the streaming service on Friday.
There is also the spectrum of this year’s X Factor, the winner will be revealed on Sunday.
Both Rak-and Grace Davies, who perform the original material of the show, have featured heavily in the iTunes Top 10 in the last few weeks. However, their songs are not counted in the charts up to the end of the series.
In the meantime, former winner of X Factor James Arthur scores the highest new entry this week’s Top 40, with the Max Martin-produced ballad, Naked.
The only other new entry is from Craig David and Dan Smith from Bastille, whose duet I Know that He makes his first appearance at 25.
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