Arctic Monkeys land sixth number one album

Arctic Monkeys have claimed their sixth consecutive number one album with the fastest selling vinyl record of the last 25 years.

Saturday, 19th May 2018, 8:18 am
Updated Saturday, 19th May 2018, 8:26 am
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It maintains the group's 100 per cent record for number one studio albums in the UK.

The group's five previous releases all entered the chart in the top spot.

Former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher had previously held the record for his album As You Were, which sold 16,000 vinyl records during its opening week in October 2017.

Arctic Monkeys' latest album was their first for five years. Its predecessor AM just missed out on this week's top 10 after climbing 28 places to number 11.

Arctic Monkeys continued their successful week with three songs from their number one album entering the Top 40 of the Official Singles Chart.

Four Out of Five entered at number 18, Star Treatment at 23 and One Point Perspective at 26.