Paul Weller Debuts at Number 5 on British Albums; Daddy Yankee on #1 Single For Second Week

by VVN Music

Paul Weller debuts this week at 5 with A Kind of Revolution giving him the highest charting album by a veteran artist for the week in Britain.

While that sounds like a great start, it is actually the lowest for one of his studio albums since his 1992 self-titled debut which peaked at 8. Weller has, actually, had an amazing run of albums on the charts as a solo artist with ten of his thirteen albums peaking at 1 or 2.
  • Paul Weller (1992 / #8)
  • Wild Wood (1993 / #2)
  • Stanley Road (1995 / #1)
  • Heavy Soul (1997 / #2)
  • Hellocentric (2000 / #2)
  • Illumination (2002 / #1)
  • Studio 150 (2004 / #2)
  • As is Now (2005 / #4)
  • 22 Dreams (2008 / #1)
  • Wake Up the Nation (2010 / #2)
  • Sonik Kicks (2012 / #1)
  • Saturns Patterns (2015 / #2)
  • A Kind of Revolution (2017 / #5)
Weller is also the only veteran in the top ten as Blondie's Pollinator dropped 4 to 19, Gorillaz' Humanz falls 5 to 11 and Take That's Wonderland goes 10 to 14.

Justin Currie, the vocalist and bassist for Del Amitri, premiers at 54 with his fourth solo album, This is My Kingdom Now. It falls short of his last set, 2013's Lower Reaches, which peaked at 46.

At 82 is the debut of Thankful from New Kids on the Block, but far their lowest charting album in Britain. The group's first three albums all made the U.K. top six and even their 2008 album, The Block, went to 16. Their last album, 2013's 10, went to 47.

Harry Styles debuts at the top of the Albums chart followed by Ed Sheeran's Divide, Rag'N'Bone Man's Human, Paramour's After Laughter and Weller.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 and Vol. 1 are 1-2 again this week on the Soundtracks chart while Diana Krall spends a second week at number 1 on the Jazz & Blues chart with Turn Up the Quiet.

On the singles chart, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber are at number 1 for a second week with Despacito (Remix) followed by DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Quavo and Chance the Rapper with I'm the One, Clean Bandit Featuring Zara Larsson and Symphony, Shawn Mendes' There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back and Ed Sheeran with Shape of You.

Stone Foundation and Paul Weller are at number 1 on the Physical and Vinyl Singles charts with Back in the Game

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