The legendary British rock band won the title in the final hour with their reissue of Goat’s Head Soup (Polydor), the second time the album has reigned over the official UK Albums Chart. On this occasion, Goat’s Head Soup finished with an advantage of just 800 combined sales over midweek leader Declan McKenna’s Zeros.
With their latest achievement, The Stones become the first group in history to land a # 1 album over six different decades.
The Rolling Stones now have 13 No.1 albums, including the original 1973 edition of Goat’s Head Soup, putting them on the same level as Elvis Presley and Robbie Williams. Only The Beatles have more career No.1 albums in the UK at 16.
Mick Jagger and Co. is having a winning start to September. Last Wednesday (September 9), the Hall of Famers opened the doors of its first flagship store in the world, “RS No. 9 Carnaby”, on Carnaby Street in London.
McKenna has been stuck in the official UK albums chart, but he still enjoys a personal best with Zeros (Columbia), the most downloaded album of the week.
Zeros Easily eclipses the No.11 best of the 21-year-old English singer’s 2017 debut What do you think of the car?.
Lower in the rankings, “Caribbean Queen” singer Billy Ocean scores eighth Top 20 with One world (Sony Music CG), new No.14, while the English synth-pop duo Hurts bowed to No.21 with Was (Lento), their fifth studio album.
American hip-hop artist and singer Big Sean wins third Top 40 title with Detroit 2 (Def Jam), new at # 24, while controversial rapper 6ix9ine starts at # 27 with his second set Tattletales (Scum Gang).
On the official UK singles rankings, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion won a second consecutive title with “WAP” (Atlantic).
According to the OCC, the hip-hop hit ends the chart cycle with 62,000 chart sales, including 8.1 million streams, for a margin of 12,000 chart sales on the second single 24kGoldn’s “Mood” (Black Butter) featuring Iann Dior, up from two of the places; while Headie One’s “Ain’t It Different” (Relentless) starring Brit Award-winning AJ Tracey and Stormzy is up 5-3, a new record.
English DJ and producer Paul Woolford hits the Top 10 for the first time with “Looking For Me”, his collaboration with Diplo with Kareen Lomax. It’s up to 12-8.
Finally, Miley Cyrus is in the Top 10 for the fifth time in her career as “Midnight Sky” (RCA) jumps 17-10. This is his first stint in the top category since “Wrecking Ball” peaked in 2013.