The Prodigy have topped this week’s UK Albums Chart with their new record ‘The Day Is My Enemy’.
The group’s first studio LP since 2009 is the sixth UK Number One album of their 25-year career, going straight to the top of the chart at the expense of last week’s Number 1, ‘Chaos And The Calm’ by James Bay, which fell to Number 2.
Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ dropped a place to Number 3, while Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’ is at 4. Rounding off the Top 5 is Sia, who jumped 19 places to 5 with ‘1000 Forms Of Fear’, marking the first Top 10 entry for the album, which was released last July. The record’s previous chart peak was Number 11.
Elsewhere, US singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens earned his first UK Top 10 album with ‘Carrie & Lowell’, which enters at 6, while Liverpool band Circa Waves came in at 10 with their debut album ‘Young Chasers’.
In the singles chart, Jess Glynne claimed a second week at Number 1 with ‘Hold My Hand’. Sheeran’s ‘Bloodstream’ rose 24 places to Number 2, finishing just 5,000 copies behind Glynne
Earlier this week (April 2), The Prodigy projected the cover for ‘The Day Is My Enemy’ on a series of London landmarks. The artwork, featuring an illustration of a fox, was initially projected onto the side of Battersea Power Station at 8:30pm. At 10pm, it was displayed on the side of Shoreditch High Street underground station, before the album sleeve was then projected onto The Houses Of Parliament shortly before midnight.