Stereophonics claim eighth UK number 1 album with “Oochya!” – Music News

Stereophonics achieved their eighth UK number 1 album with Oochya! after outscoring their nearest competitors by 2:1, according to data from Official Charts Company.

The Welsh group – Kelly Jones, Richard Jones, Adam Zindani and Jamie Morrison – have now reached number 1 with 8 of their 12 studio albums. To date, they have reached No. 1 with Performance and Cocktails (1999), Just Enough Education to Perform (2001), You Gotta Go There to Come Back (2003), Language Sex Violence Other (2005), Pull the Pin ( 2007), Keep the Village Alive (2015) and Kind (2019). Check out the full official Stereophonics chart history here.

Stereophonics are among the artists with the most official UK number 1 albums on the Official Albums Chart, equaling the success of Taylor Swift, Oasis and REM – all with eight number 1s to their name. See the full list of artists with the most official UK No. 1 albums here.

Accepting their official number 1 album award, Stereophonics lead singer Kelly Jones told

“Thank you very much, the eighth number 1 on the official charts on the 25th year. There are many people involved in the Stereophonics team, but we are only four. Thank you very much to all; all the fans who are with the group long, and all new.

Stereophonics finished ahead of rock band Marillion, whose twentieth album An Hour Before It’s Dark landed at number 2. It was the band’s highest entry on the Official Albums Chart since 1987, matching the peak of their album Clutching at Straws (2). An Hour Before It’s Dark also boasted being the best seller in UK indie record stores this week, landing at number 1 on the official record store chart. See Marillion’s full official chart history.

After his very first arena tour, Dave’s second album, We’re All Alone in This Together, climbs back into the Top 5 this week at number 5, as it enters the official singles chart at number 1 with Star light.

Elsewhere in the Top 10, The Coral’s self-titled debut album is making a comeback at number 7 thanks to its remastered 20th anniversary edition. The album also landed at number 2 on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart.

Meanwhile in the Top 20, Kojey Radical re-entered number 11 with Reason to Smile, while Swedish heavy metal band Sabaton landed at number 16 with their tenth studio album The War to End All Wars.

Dolly Parton celebrates a new entry on the Official Albums Chart at number 23 with Run, Rose, Run, while Kris Barras Band’s Death Valley Paradise debuts at number 27. Kawala completes this week’s new entries in the Top 40 with Better With You (29).

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