Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour beats Lana Del Rey to UK Albums Chart top spot

Other new entries include Drake and Future, Ryan Adams and Keith Richards

Pink Floyd‘s David Gilmour has topped the UK Albums Chart with his new solo album ‘Rattle That Lock’, beating Lana Del Rey to Number One.

‘Rattle That Lock’ is Gilmour’s first solo album since 2006’s ‘On An Island’ and only his second in the 21 years since 1984’s ‘About Face’.

Gilmour told OfficialCharts.com: “It’s thrilling to get a Number One album, we all want to hit the top spot, however long we’ve been at it, I’m delighted. I owe a debt of thanks to Polly Samson, for writing lyrics on four Number One albums – (Pink Floyd album) ‘The Division Bell’, ‘On An Island’, (Pink Floyd album) ‘The Endless River’, and now ‘Rattle That Lock’, and also to Phil Manzanera, my co-producer on the last three albums. I shall enjoy celebrating this good news tonight by playing at The Royal Albert Hall.”

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Honeymoon’ took the Number Two spot, followed by Jess Glynne’s ‘I Cry When I Laugh’, Cliff Richard’s ’75 At 75′ best-of album and Stereophonics’ ‘Keep The Village Alive’ completing the Top Five.

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Other new entries include Drake and Future’s ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ mix tape (Number Six), Keith Richards’ ‘Crosseyed Heart’ solo album (Number Seven) and Ryan Adams’ covers album of Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’.

Last week, Stereophonics beat Bring Me The Horizon and The Libertines to the UK Album chart top spot.