PJ Harvey gets her first UK number one album with ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’

Meanwhile, Adele clocks 22 weeks in the top five

PJ Harvey has scored her first UK number one album this week, topping the charts with ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’.

Harvey topped Adele‘s ’25’, which has now spent 22 weeks inside the UK album chart’s top five, to reach a new high watermark. Her new release has outdone her 1993 album ‘Rid Of Me’, which had previously been Harvey’s highest-charting UK release at number three.

Aled Jones climbs to number three on the charts with ‘One Voice’, ahead of Santana‘s ‘IV’. Santana’s number four album is his highest charting LP since 1999, the Official Charts Company have revealed.


Drake remains at the top of the singles charts with ‘One Dance’.

Listen to ‘The Community Of Hope’ from Harvey’s new album via YouTube, below:

‘The Community Of Hope’ video (above) was criticised by Washington politicians at the time of its release.

Former mayor Vince Gray said: “I will not dignify this inane composition with a response,” while his campaign treasurer added: “PJ Harvey is to music what Piers Morgan is to cable news.”

Meanwhile, despite sales for this week’s charts being cut off at midnight on Thursday night, only a few hours after his death was confirmed, Prince has also made an impact on this week’s charts.


His 2007 hits collection ‘Ultimate’ is a re-entry, with the collection that originally charted at number six returning at number ten this week. It’s joined on the charts by another Prince compilation, ‘The Very Best of Prince’, which has reached number 18.

As well as the two compilation albums, a number of Prince’s singles charted, with ‘Purple Rain’ reaching number 65, while ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Kiss’ also made the top 100.