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SONY ENJOYS U.K. ALBUMS CHART TRIFECTA

Sony U.K. has bagged the top spot on the Official Albums Chart in Blighty for the past three weeks thanks to the two-week reign of Elvis and this week’s victor, One Direction. Jason Iley’s label has so far had the most #1 albums in Q4, and claims two spots in the Top 5 of 2015’s fastest seller list.

Since 10/30, new albums from Sony U.K. have clocked up total sales of 567k in Blighty. That number includes 237k combined sales of If I Can Dream, an album made up of orchestral reworking of Elvis tracks that remained at #2 for the past two weeks, and this week’s #1, SYCO’s One Direction with Made in the A.M., the fastest selling album of 2015 at 93k.

If I Can Dream, currently at #3 in the U.K., sits at #5 of albums that have sold the most in their first week of release in the U.K in 2015. Universal have had two U.K. #1 albums in Q4 so far with Disclosure's Caracal (Island) and 5 Seconds of Summer's Sounds Good Feels Good (Capitol). Sony claimed the first #1 album of Q4 with David Gilmour’s Rattle That Lock (Columbia). Warner have had two with Rudimental's We the Generation (Atlantic U.K.) and Jamie Lawson’s self titled debut on Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records/Atlantic U.K.

Check out the U.K.'s fastest selling albums of 2015 so far, complete with first week sales numbers, before Adele smashes the list this coming week with 25:

  1. One Direction Made in the A.M. (SYCO) 93k
  2. Justin Bieber Purpose (Virgin EMI) 90k
  3. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Chasing Yesterday (Sour Mash) 89k
  4. Mumford & Sons Wilder Mind (Island) 81k
  5. Elvis Presley If I Can Dream (RCA/Legacy) 79k
  6. Muse Drones (Warner) 73k
  7. Florence & The Machine How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Island) 70k
  8. James Bay Chaos and the Calm (Republic) 64k
  9. Iron Maiden The Book of Souls (Parlophone) 60k
  10.  Jess Glynne I Cry When I Laugh (Atlantic U.K.) 59k

 

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