Noel Gallagher’s ‘Chasing Yesterday’ becomes fastest-selling album of 2015 so far

Second solo album went straight to Number One in the Official UK Album Chart

Noel Gallagher is Number One in the Official Album Chart with his new album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ confirmed as the fastest-selling album of 2015 so far.

The album was released last week (March 2). Official Chart Company data reveals that the album had 89,000 combined sales including 1,700 streams that now count toward the final chart position.

Gallagher is Number One ahead of Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ and Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ as well as the albums by George Ezra and Royal Blood respectively.

After Gallagher, the week’s highest new entry came Kelly Clarkson who entered the chart at Number Six with her new album ‘Piece By Piece’. Other new entries in this week’s Official Album Chart included The Overtones (8), The Shires (10) and Steve Wilson (13).

The Shires strong sales made history as they are now the first British country band ever to score a UK Top 20 album.

Meanwhile, in the Official UK Single Chart, Ellie Goulding‘s position at Number One was ended by Years and Years (pictured right) and their single ‘King’, which is new at Number One with sales of 101,000.