CONGRATULATIONS to Billie Eilish, who scores a record-breaking Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart with WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?.
The US singer-songwriter’s debut album lands straight in at the top with 48,000 combined sales.
At 17 years-old, Billie becomes the youngest female artist in UK chart history to score a Number 1 album.
Celebrating the news, Billie told Official Charts: “I appreciate you making WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? the #1 album in the UK so much. We worked really hard on this album. Thank you for the love!!”
At 17 years, three months and 18 days-old, Billie overtakes Joss Stone as the youngest female to top the Official Albums Chart.
Joss’ 2004 record, Mind, Body & Soul, reached Number 1 when she was 17 years, five months and 28 days-old.
Billie’s album is also the biggest debut album from an international artist to top the Official Chart since Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die in January 2012.
The top five youngest female artists to score a Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart are:
RELEASE DATE – TITLE – ARTIST – AGE
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
17 YRS, 3 MONTHS, 18 DAYS
MIND BODY AND SOUL
17 YRS, 5 MONTHS, 28 DAYS
18 YRS, 3 MONTHS, 15 DAYS
18 YRS, 9 MONTHS, 13 DAYS
SONGS FROM THE TAINTED CHERRY TREE
18 YRS, 9 MONTHS, 15 DAYS
Meanwhile, in Official Albums Chart Top 100, The Greatest Showman rebounds from three to two, Tom Walker’s What A Time To Be Alive lifts from four to three, and Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody hops a place to five for a 15th non-consecutive week in the top five.
Further down, Scottish singer-songwriter, Gerry Cinnamon, zooms 52 places to Number 20 with Erratic Cinematic, making his top 40 debut following a sold-out UK tour.
Heavy metal artist, Devin Townsend, enters at Number 23 album with Empath, and Pink’s Greatest Hits… So Far! returns to the top 40 at Number 29 in the build up to her forthcoming album, Hurts 2B Human.
Finally, Unkle’s sixth studio album, The Road: Part II (Lost Highway), lands at 33, and Portishead frontwoman, Beth Gibbons, is new at 35 with Henryk Górecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), a collaboration with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Krzysztof Penderecki.
View the Official Albums Chart Top 100, here.
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