Mirage opens with 50,000 card sales, including nearly 42,000 units on CD, reports the Official Charts Company, to surpass the rest of this week’s combined Top 5.
Hot start extends the band’s record-breaking streak from # 1 studio album, which dates back to their debut Hot Fuss from 2004.
They are the only international group to have landed six consecutive No.1 studio albums since their debut, while frontman Brandon Flowers may add two more to that list, with his solo efforts. Flamant (2010) and The desired effect (2015).
Veteran pop synth duo Erasure score tenth Top 10 album with Neon (Mute), new to n ° 4. This is their first Top 5 in 16 years, since I say I say I say lead the rankings in 1994.
Liverpool singer and songwriter Jamie Webster makes an impact on the weekly charts for the first time with his debut album We get away with it (Modern Sky), new at No.6, while Mike Scott’s The Waterboys won a seventh Top 20 entry with Seeker of good luck (Cooking Vinyl) opening at n ° 14.
Also arriving in the Top 40 this week are new sets from American indie rockers Bright Eyes, (In the weeds where the world once was at # 22 via Dead Ocean), veteran American rapper Nas (King’s disease at # 24 via Mass Appeal), and Australian pop artist Troye Sivan (In a dream EP au n ° 34 via Polydor).
In the official UK singles rankings, Joel Corry and MNEK record a sixth consecutive week at No.1 with “Head & Heart” (Asylum / Perfect Havoc) despite a heartfelt challenge from Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” ( Atlantic). “Head & Heart” ends chart week with 62,000 combined sales – including 7.6 million feeds – with “WAP” at just 1,700 adrift card sales, according to the OCC.
The new highest entry of the week belongs to BTS, whose “Dynamite” explodes at No.3. It is the highest single from the K-pop boy group and the first Top 10 in the UK, eclipsing the # 13 best for ‘Boy With Luv’ of 2019 featuring Halsey.