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Nickelback Debuts at 3 in the U.K.; Campbell, Beatles & Buckingham/McVie Stay in Top Ten

by VVN Music

Forget all the Nickelback jokes. They just scored their highest charting album in the U.K. in twelve years.

Feed the Machine debuts this week at number 3, giving the band their sixth top ten album in Britain out of nine studio releases and their highest chart position since All the Right Reasons went to number 2 in 2005. The album is also number 1 on the Indie Albums chart.

It's also interesting to note that their last album, No Fixed Address, only made it to number 12 in 2014.

Three other albums by veteran artists retained their positions in the top ten.  Glen Campbell's Adios drops 3 to 6 in its third week of release and stays number 1 on the Americana and Country charts, the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band goes 7 to 8 in the fourth week of release for the deluxe version, and Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie's album moves 5 to 10 in its second frame.

The band Ride starts at 11 with Weather Diaries, their fifth album and first in twenty-one years. The chart position equals that of their 1990 debut album:
  • Nowhere (1990 / #11)
  • Going Blank Again (1992 / #5)
  • Carnival of Light (1994 / #5)
  • Tarantula (1996 / #21)
  • Weather Diaries (2017 / #11)
One step lower at 12 is the debut of Other by Alison Moyet, her ninth solo studio album.  It follows the 2013 set The Minutes which peaked at number 5. 

Steve Earle and the Dukes start at 48 with So You Wannabe an Outlaw.  Earle is no stranger to the British charts with his last two sets, The Low Highway (2013) and Terraplane (2015) both going to number 30. Overall, he's released sixteen studio albums, eleven of which have charted in the U.K. with the biggest being I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive (2011 / #28).

German band Can, who were mainly active from 1968 to 1979, return to the charts with the new compilation, The Singles, which debuts at 83. 

Royal Blood sits at number 1 on the British albums chart with How Did We Get So Dark followed by Ed Sheeran's Divide, Nickelback, Rag'N'Bone Man's Human and the debut of Lorde's Melodrama

On the Soundtrack Albums chart, the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtracks once again go 1-2; however, this week puts Volume 1 on top after 152 weeks in release. 

On the Singles side, the charity single for the people who lost their lives or were displaced in the London Glenfell apartment blaze, debuts at number 1 after only being out for two days.  Bridge Over Troubled Water features fifty different artists including veterans the Who, Robbie Williams, Brian May, Geri Halliwell and Nile Rodgers. Water is followed by Luis Fonzi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber's Despacito, DJ Khaled Featuring Rhianna with Wild Thoughts, Liam Payne Featuring Quavo on Strip That Down and French Montana Featuring Swae Lee with Unforgettable

The Fonzi/Daddy Yankee single stays at number 1 on the Streaming chart while the Artists For Grenfell take the crown in Sales and Downloads.  The Smiths' The Queen is Dead tops the Physical and Vinyl Singles.