Lana Del Rey has scooped her fourth UK albums chart-topper, with Norman F_king Rockwell! (Polydor/Universal), which has entered the UK Top 40 Album Chart at No. 1
The Official Charts Company have tracked the record’s progress with 12,000 combined units ahead of Sheeran’s No. 6 Collaborations Project (Asylum/Warner Music), which still sits at No. 2. Two-thirds of her total are from physical sales. Sheeran has the most album streams of the week.
Taylor Swift falls from No. 1 to No.3 with Lover (EMI/Universal), as enduring rockers Tool return at No. 4 with Fear Inoculum (Music For Nations). Lewis Capaldi is at No. 5 with the widely-acclaimed Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent (EMI/Universal), while the 25th anniversary edition of Oasis’ 1994 debut Definitely Maybe (Big Brother) has risen from 56 to No.6, for its highest ranking since May 2014.
Elsewhere on the charts, another new rock release, Kasabian member Serge Pizzorno’s solo debut The S.L.P. (Columbia/Sony), starts at No. 7, with British rapper Kano in at No. 8 with Hoodies All Summer (Parlophone/Warner). Sheryl Crow’s star-laden collaborative album Threads (Big Machine) opens at No. 10, her best U.K. showing with a new studio release since C’mon C’mon reached No. 2 in 2002. Additionally, Ed Sheeran starts a second week atop the singles chart with ‘Take Me Back To London’ (Asylum/Warner Music), featuring Stormzy.
Del Rey’s highly anticipated album Norman F_king Rockwell! was officially released on 30 August with a whirlwind of activity surrounding its release. In advance of the album’s arrival, singer debuted ‘F_k It I Love You’ and ‘The Greatest,’ the first two pieces of new music since the album’s pre-order launch, alongside a double video for the tracks. ‘The Greatest’ has also been receiving acclaim from critics across the board—Pitchfork declared the song, “Best New Music,” while Jezebel said ‘The Greatest’ is “one of the best pop songs released this year.”
Norman F_King Rockwell! is out on 30 August and can be bought here.