Billie Eilish’s debut album ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ has gone straight to the top of the Official UK albums chart.
The US singer-songwriter becomes the youngest ever female solo act in UK chart history to go in at Number One at just 17 years, 3 months and 18 days old. Her album went to the summit of the charts with 48,000 combined sales, according to the Official Charts Company.
Eilish overtakes Joss Stone as the youngest female artist to top the chart. Stone’s 2004 LP ‘Mind, Body & Soul’, went to Number One when she was just two months older than the US star.
The singer’s album is also the biggest debut from an international artist to top the chart since Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ in January 2012.
“I appreciate you making ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ the #1 album in the UK so much. We worked really hard on this album. Thank you for the love!” she said.
Earlier today (April 5), it was also confirmed that ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ has also become the second biggest selling album of 2019 so far.
In a five-star review of Eilish’s debut, NME wrote: “‘When We All Fall Asleep…’, then, ticks all the boxes for a memorable and game-changing debut album. It’s enjoyable and familiar, but retains Billie’s disruptive streak.
“It’s a brave and resounding first step for an artist with bags of potential and over the next decade, you’ll no doubt see popular music scrabbling to try and replicate what this album does on every level. There’ll always be copycats, as Billie noted on her 2017 song of the same name, but none will be able to reach these heights any time soon.”
Meanwhile, in the UK singles chart, Lewis Capaldi stopped Eilish scoring a chart double after ‘Someone You Loved’ beat off competition by 9,000 combined sales to ensure he stays at Number One for a sixth consecutive week.
Eilish had to make do with ‘Bad Boy’ going in at Number Two.