The 1975 set to beat Macklemore to score first US Number One album

Four album singles have already charted in the US Top 20

The 1975 look set to claim their first US Number One with new album ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’.

The British band released their second record last Friday (February 26), following on from their 2013 self-titled LP. ‘I Like It…’ is already on course to top the chart in the UK.

Billboard now reports that The 1975 are expected to pip Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Number One in the States. The 1975 are expected to reach 100,000 equivalent album units, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’ is thought to reach the 50,000 unit mark.


The 1975’s debut peaked at Number 28 in the US upon it release in 2013. Four singles from ‘I Like It…’, however, have already reached the Top 20 in America (‘Love Me’, ‘Ugh!’, ‘The Sound’ and ‘Somebody Else’).

The group have performed live twice on US TV in recent months, appearing first on Saturday Night Live and then on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show.

Matt Healy of The 1975 recently told NME he believes “the world needs” the band’s new album.

The frontman admits that the ambitious nature of the band’s new album could prove a stumbling block but that he couldn’t have made the album any other way. “I’m challenging people to sit through an hour and 15 minutes and 17 songs that all sound completely different from each other,” he admits. “It’s quite an emotional investment. It’s art. It’s what I want to do. The world needs this album.”

The 1975 will embark on a UK tour this month. See those dates below.


London, O2 Academy Brixton (March 4, 7-9)
Manchester, O2 Apollo (March 12-15)
Glasgow, O2 Academy (March 17-19)
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (March 22)

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