Friday, April 15, 2016

Deftones' U.K. Sales Fade in Second Half of Week, Debut at 5; Aled Jones Top Veteran at 4

Mid-week, the Deftones were sitting at the top of the British Albums chart but sales dropped off and their new album, Gore, only managed a number 5 debut.

Even without the number 1, Gore still is the highest charting album of the band's career in Britain, beating out 2003's Deftones which peaked at 7. Seven of their eight studio albums have charted in the U.K. with all except one making the top 40.

That left the door open for Welsh singer Aled Jones to take the top selling album by a veteran artist for the week. The set moves from 6 to 4 in its second week of release.

The second highest debut for the week comes from Everything But the Girl's Ben Watt whose Fever Dream starts at number 53. That's seven spots lower than his last solo release, Hendra (2014 / #46).

Also new this week at number 75 is Zakk Wylde's Book of Shadows II, giving him his first solo album to chart in Britain.

The top ten albums this week in the U.K. by veteran artists:

  1. One Voice - Aled Jones
  2. Gore - Deftones
  3. Best of Bowie - David Bowie
  4. Super - Pet Shop Boys
  5. Nothing Has Changed. - David Bowie
  6. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
  7. If I Can Dream - Elvis Presley
  8. Legend - Bob Marley
  9. Blackstar - David Bowie
  10. Number Ones Michael Jackson
The top five albums overall:
  1. Cleopatra - Lumineers
  2. 25 - Adele
  3. Red Flag - All Saints
  4. One Voice - Aled Jones
  5. Gore - Deftones
The top five singles:
  1. One Dance - Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla
  2. Cheap Thrills - Sia
  3. I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner
  4. Work From Home - Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla Sign
  5. Lush Life - Zara Larsson
Veteran artists at the top of other British charts:
  • Albums
    • Physical Album Sales - One Voice - Aled Jones
    • Vinyl Record Sales - Gore - Deftones
    • Soundtrack Album Sales - Guardians of the Galaxy, Awesome Mix Vol. 1 - Various Artists
    • Rock & Metal Albums - Gore - Deftones
    • Country Compilation Albums - The Best of Music & Memories - Daniel O'Donnell
  • Tracks/Singles
    • None