Paul Simon scores first UK Number One album in 25 years

Tyler, The Creator's 'Cherry Bomb' debuts at Number 16

Paul Simon‘s latest greatest hits compilation ‘The Ultimate Collection’ has topped this week’s Official UK Albums Chart.

The retrospective, which coincides with the singer/songwriter’s UK tour dates with Sting, marks his first Number One album in 25 years, after 1990’s ‘The Rhythm Of The Saints’.

James Bay’s ‘Chaos And The Calm’ stays at Two, while Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ is at Three and Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely’ is at Number Four for its 47th week on the chart. Rounding off the Top Five is new entry ‘Glitterbug’ by The Wombats.


Elsewhere, Tyler, The Creator’s fourth album ‘Cherry Bomb’ is new at Number 16, while former X Factor winner Shayne Ward debuts at 17 with ‘Closer’.

Further down the chart, new entries include Irish folk band Villagers at 27 with their third album ‘Darling Arithmetic’, LA singer-songwriter Beth Hart enters at 33 with ‘Better Than Home’, and Lulu’s first studio album in a decade, ‘Making Life Rhyme’, debuts at 35.