Björk’s ‘Vulnicura’ enters Official Chart Top 20 after 24 hours on sale

Digital release of new album was brought forward after online leak

Björk‘s new album ‘Vulnicura’ has landed in the Top 20 of the Official UK Album Chart after being on sale for just 24 hours.

On Tuesday, Björk rush released the digital version of ‘Vulnicura’ two months early after the album was leaked online. The change in date has not affected sales of the album, however, with the Official Chart Company reporting that ‘Vulnicura’ is currently at Number 16 after being on sale for just 24 hours.

Since the release of the record, Björk has discussed the breakdown of her relationship with artist Matthew Barney, which inspired the album. The artist said that the 2013 split was “the most painful thing” she had ever experienced. Björk and artist Matthew Barney were in a relationship for over a decade and have one daughter, Isadora. Writing about her new album on Facebook, Björk called ‘Vulnicura’ a “heartbreak album”.

Meanwhile, Mark Ronson and Fall Out Boy are battling for the Number One spot in the Official UK Album Chart this week, with the US band currently ahead on sales.