With new vocalist Matt Skiba, Blink 182 have finally topped the UK album chart.
Blink-182 have have topped the UK album chart this week, for their first time in their over 20 year career. California, the pop-punk- trio's seventh studio album, is now their biggest charting record in the UK to date, beating Take Off Your Pants And Jacket, which reached number four in 2001.
Blink-182 have topped the UK album chart for the first time.
Speaking to the Official Charts Company, the band said: “We’re so excited and thankful to be Number 1 in the UK. This is the first time we have ever got a Number 1, and we are super thankful to all of you for supporting us.”
California amassed 24,000 chart sales to take the number one spot, knocking off Adele’s 25, which had returned to the top after her Glastonbury performance. The album is the band’s first to feature Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba on vocals, replacing founding member Tom DeLonge.
Skiba joined the band in March 2015 after DeLonge left in order to focus on other projects. They then began recording California later that year, describing the tracks as "the best material we've written or put out in years.”
Also in this week’s chart, Adele’s 25 slipped to number two, while Coldplay’s A Head Full Of Dreams fell down one spot to three. Boosted by the UK leg of her ‘Formation’ world tour, Beyonce’s Lemonade rose up one place to number four, while ELO are at five with All Over The World.