U2’s level with David Bowie’s latest album sees the band clinch the 11th UK number one

U2 have secured their 11th UK number one album with Songs Of Surrender, the Official Charts Company said.

The Irish rock group, consisting of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr, have seen records like 2009’s No Line On The Horizon and 2004’s How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb rise to the top of the charts.

Their first UK number one album in over a decade has now put the band on the same level as David Bowie, whose hit records include 1983’s Let’s Dance.

The band is missing a few records for the act with the most number one albums on the Official UK Chart, which is The Beatles at 15.

U2’s LP also topped the Official Vinyl Albums Chart this week.

The rest of the top five on this week’s album chart included The Weeknd’s The Highlights, released since 2021, at number two and Miley Cyrus’ eighth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation, which ranks third after its release two weeks ago.

Taylor Swift’s Midnights, released last year, and Pink’s Trustfall, out in February, are at number four and five, respectively.

Cyrus also reached another milestone by scoring her tenth week at number one on the singles charts with her breakup song, Flowers.

The 30-year-old former Hannah Montana actress now has the longest-running lead single by a solo artist so far this decade, according to the Official Charts Company.

She beats out fellow Disney actress Olivia Rodrigo, who starred in Bizaardvark and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and had a nine-week run at number one with 2021’s Drivers License.

Cyrus is also right up there with Harry Styles’ As It Was and will need another week at the top of the charts to match Ed Sheeran’s Bad Habits, which is No. 1 on the list of longest-running singles of the decade. 2020 so far.

This week, DJ/record producer Calvin Harris and singer Ellie Goulding’s collaboration Miracle hit number two on the charts while Canadian singer The Weeknd’s Die For You slipped to number three.

Nigerian singer Rema’s Calm Down also climbed the charts to reach number four, while Cameroonian-American singer Libianca Fonji entered in fifth place with the Afrobeat song People.


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