Radiohead score their sixth number one album with ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’

Despite missing out on 48 hours of weekly sales

Radiohead have gone straight to number one in the UK charts with their ninth studio album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’.

Released on Sunday (May 8), the band missed out on 48 hours of weekly sales. However, they’ve managed to shift over 50,000 combined chart sales, allowing them to slot into the top spot.

Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich has said “a large part of his soul” belongs in the band’s new album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ after his father passed away during the recording process. Writing on Twitter, he said: “Making this album was a very intense experience for me,” he wrote. “I lost my dad in the process… Hence a large piece of my soul lives here in a good way. I eternally thank my brothers in Radiohead for all the love that went into it.. and for their support. happy listening all!”

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Radiohead scored number one albums with previous LP’s ‘OK Computer’, ‘Kid A’, ‘Amnesiac’, ‘Hail to the Thief’ and ‘In Rainbows’.

Elsewhere, Skepta scored his first top 10 album, with ‘Konnichiwa’ entering the UK charts at number two. Beyonce‘s ‘Lemonade’ sits at number three.

James Blake‘s new album ‘The Colour In Anything’ entered the charts at number 13, whilst Prince‘s final LP debuted at number 21.

Drake‘s ‘One Dance’ is still holding onto number one in the UK singles charts, holding off competition from Calvin Harris and Justin Timberlake. ‘One Dance’ has racked up 8.37 million streams over the last week.
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