THE ROLLING STONES debut at number one on the album and vinyl charts in the UK

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The Rolling Stones take number one in the UK album charts with “Hackney Diamonds”.

With 72,200 units in the chart in its first week, “Hackney Diamonds” reaches the third highest sales week for an album of 2023, behind Broken by Desire to be Heavenly Sent by Lewis Capaldi and – by Ed Sheeran.

With 11 different studio albums reaching number one, the Rolling Stones are now tied for the most studio albums to reach number one in the Official UK Albums Chart, joining the Beatles, Robbie Williams and Bruce Springsteen who also have 11 each. .

If compilations, bests, reissues and live albums are also taken into account, the Rolling Stones now rank alongside Robbie Williams with 14 No. 1 albums and just behind the Beatles with 16.

Behind the Rollings the Blink-182 with their ninth studio album “ONE MORE TIME….”

Another new entry to the issue for i Bombay Bicycle Club with their new album “My Big Day”.

“My Big Day” also tops this week’s Official Record Store Chart, proving to be the most purchased album of the week in UK independent record stores.


New number one also among the singles with Paint The Town Red by Doja Cat.


“Hackney Diamonds” by The Rolling Stones it also tops this week’s Official Vinyl Albums Chart.


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