MADNESS return to number one in the UK album and vinyl charts

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Madness reach number 1 in the UK album charts for the third time with “Theatre of the Absurd Presents C’est La Vie”.

The record is Madness’ first studio album to reach number 1; the previous two were the greatest hits collections “Complete Madness” (1982) and “Divine Madness” (1992).


“For All the Dogs” by Drakemoves up 21 places to number 3, following the release of its deluxe edition “Scary Hours” last week.

Dolly Parton gets his fifth Top 10 album with “Rockstar “, a collection of rock covers featuring collaborations with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Sting and the surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.


Second week at number one among the UK singles with Jack Harlow with his song “Lovin On Me”.


Theater of the Absurd… by Madness it also debuted at number 1 on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart and the Official Record Store Chart.


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