Red is the UK’s number one album, again, more or less (photo:.)
Taylor Swift ruled the charts, taking number eight and a clean streak with her red album, according to the official charts company.
The album topped the opening week of sales for Red’s original album, which debuted in November 2012 with sales of 62,000.
In an effort to regain ownership of her music, Swift set out to re-record her first six albums after the major recordings were sold.
Red finished ahead of two recent big hits, Abba’s Voyage and Ed Sheeran Equals, beating Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour to take the biggest female artist week of the year.
The pop star’s latest success marks her fifth number one album in less than three years and she is the first and only artist to have eight number one albums in the UK this century.
Taylor now matches Kylie Minogue for solo artists with eight official UK albums; The only artist with more is 12-year-old Madonna.
AbbA’s trip dropped as number one after a week (Image: PA)
Meanwhile, Little Mix took fourth place with their new most successful group Among Us, and The Tears Of Hercules by Sir Rod Stewart fell to fifth to become 37th of the UK’s Top 10 groups.
On the day Adele released her long-awaited 30 album, the star once again triumphed on the official singles chart, landing for the fifth consecutive week at number one with Easy On Me.
The track is now associated with Someone Like You for Adele’s oldest number one on the official chart.
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With over 67,000 chart sales and 7.6 million views, the song won another controversial fight with Ed Sheeran Shivers, who remains at number two.
According to the official charting company, this week’s highest post comes from Taylor Swift’s 10-minute song ‘All Too Well’ at number three, and her eighteenth on the top 10 singles chart.
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