Arctic Monkeys Make History With Their Fifth Consecutive Number One
'AM" shot straight to the top of the album charts after shifting more than 157,000 units in it's first week
The Arctic Monkeys have done it again! Their fifth album to date has entered the chart at number one after a strong week of sales since last week's release, with AM racking up more than 157,000 in sold units in only a few days. What's more, the band have made history by being the first indie band to achieve the feat of earning five No. 1 albums back-to-back, making the feat all the more impressive.
The Arctics have assumed their place among rock royalty
AM, which was released via Domino Record on Monday, 9 September, is now the second most successful album of 2013 in terms of units sold in the first week. It sits behind only Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, which sold more than 165,000 copies during its first week of release in May, according to the Official Charts Company. The Sheffield band's fifth number one entry is also frontman Alex Turner's sixth number one entry, after his cinematic side project The Last Shadow Puppets topped the charts at the first time of asking with 2008's The Age of the Understatement.
"Congratulations to the unstoppable Arctic Monkeys and all at Domino Records,” the Official Charts Company Chief Executive Martin Talbot said upon the albums ascendance to the No. 1 spot. “Scoring a fifth Official Number 1 studio album in a row is an exceptional achievement.”
AM isn't the only debut album to rise up the charts at teh first time of asking this week, with four of the top five consisting of new releases. London Grammar have scored their first top five with their album If You Wait, which sits behind AM at No. 2. Meanwhile, Goldfrapp are this week's new No. 4 with Tales Of Us and this week’s Albums Chart Top 5 is completed by Irish upstarts The Strypes with their debut album Snapshot. Last week's No. 1, The 1975, are down two places to No. 3 with their self-titled debut.
Frontman Alex Turner has six number one albus to his name now