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BLACKPINK make history as first K-pop girl group to bag a Number 1 UK album – Music News

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BLACKPINK today became the first ever K-pop girl group to achieve number one on the UK Official Albums Chart with BORN PINK.

The South Korean quartet, which includes Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosie, took the UK number one spot for the first time with their second LP, having previously peaked at number two with the 2020 album’s release.

On BLACKPINK’s success topping the charts, Martin Talbot, CEO of the official charting company says:

“Congratulations to BLACKPINK. Being any type of chart first is a record that can never be taken off, so their new album BORN PINK to become the first official number 1 in the UK by K-pop girl group is quite an achievement – ​​and puts them in the record books. forever!”

Welcome back Suede to the official albums chart this week, with ninth studio LP Autofiction debuting at number two – the highest position on the band’s chart since 1999. The rock group formed by London includes Brett Anderson, Matt Osman, Simon Gilbert, Richard Oaks and Neil Codling, they also had the best-selling album on UK indie record stores this week.

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Speaking to OfficialCharts.com about the record’s success, Suede’s Brett Anderson said:

“Releasing a brand new album in a new world would have been daunting, but the reaction to Autofiction was both inspirational and humble at the same time. We would like to thank you, old and new fans, and are very happy that the sentiments we expressed through the emotional process of producing This album resonated with a lot of people.”

Japanese-British singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama records her career best with her second album, Hold The Girl Today (3). Rina’s critically acclaimed 2020 debut, SAWAYAMA, peaked at number 80. Hold The Girl is also the most popular vinyl release of the week, topping the official vinyl album chart.

At number four, Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford claimed his first-ever solo album with a Top 5 (self-titled) album. The British-American singer and songwriter became the fifth Top 5 LP throughout his career.

Meanwhile, psychedelic rocker Pink Floyd sees their 1977 record pets return to the top five thanks to a much-anticipated re-release; Animals (2018 remix) (5). The album peaked at number two upon its original release. Animals also ranked at number three on this week’s official vinyl albums chart.

Finally, Illinois exported Lissie recorded her fifth top 40 album to date with Carving Canyons (30). The singer-songwriter, born Elizabeth Corinne Marcus, has previously enjoyed success with her 2010 debut Catching A Tiger (12), 2013 Back To Forever (16), 2016’s My Wild West (16) and 2018 LP Castles (9).

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