Paloma Faith knocks Taylor Swift off top of UK albums chart

She beat Morrissey to number one this week

Taylor Swift has been knocked off the UK albums chart top spot by Paloma Faith, who has scored her first number one record.

Swift scored her third UK number one with ‘Reputation’ last week, shifting 84,000 copies in her first week. The singer has since announced a UK and Ireland tour for 2018.

This week, Faith tops the albums chart with her fourth LP ‘The Architect’, selling 40,000 copies, only just pipping Sam Smith’s ‘The Thrill Of It All’, at number two this week, by 900 copies.


'Reputation' tracklist

Faith told of the news: “I think what’s been very moving about this process is the amount of people on social media who have been saying ‘Paloma for Number 1’. It feels really heart-warming. My intention for this album is to promote kindness, compassion, empathy and understanding. It’s quite moving that it’s all paid off.”

“It’s amazing to be four albums in and have my first Number 1. It’s a testament to hard work! I’m not good at celebrations, but I already have a babysitter booked for Saturday night anyway, so I’ll definitely be doing something!”

Other new entries this week include Tokio Myers at number four with ‘One Generation, Morrissey‘s ‘Low In High School’ at number five and Jeff Lynne’s ELO at number nine with ‘Wembley Or Bust’.

The singles chart this week is topped by Camila Cabello‘s Young Thug-featuring track ‘Havana’.