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Billie Eilish Scores UK Official Albums Chart Number 1 With “HIT ME HARD AND SOFT”

by Jonathan Currinn
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Billie Eilish has once again proven her chart-topping prowess with her latest album, “HIT ME HARD AND SOFT”, claiming the Number 1 spot on the UK Official Albums Chart. This marks the third time Eilish has reached the summit, showcasing her enduring popularity and continued growing impact on the music scene.

According to data from the Official Charts Company, “HIT ME HARD AND SOFT” achieved a staggering 67,100 chart units in its opening week. This figure represents the biggest opening week of Eilish’s career in the UK, significantly surpassing the 48,400 units of her debut album, “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” in 2019. This remarkable achievement also positions Eilish’s latest release as the second-biggest opening week for any album in the UK this year.

Vinyl lovers have played a significant role in this success, with over a quarter of the album’s total units coming from vinyl sales. As a result, “HIT ME HARD AND SOFT” also secured the Number 1 spot on the UK Official Vinyl Albums Chart, further cementing Eilish’s dominance in multiple formats.

“HIT ME HARD AND SOFT” follows Billie Eilish’s critically acclaimed albums “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?” and “Happier Than Ever”, both of which also debuted at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart. This consistent performance highlights Eilish’s ability to captivate audiences with each new release.

In addition to her album success, three tracks from “HIT ME HARD AND SOFT” have stormed into the UK Official Singles Chart Top 10. “LUNCH” lands at Number 2, “CHIHIRO” at Number 7, and “BIRDS OF A FEATHER” at Number 9, demonstrating the wide appeal of her new music.

The charts this week also feature notable entries from other artists. Zayn Malik’s latest album, “ROOM UNDER THE STAIRS”, a country-inspired effort, has entered the Top 40, marking his third solo Top 40 album. ZAYN has totally delivered this year with addicting singles like “What I Am” and “Alienated”, which only makes this awesome album even more impressive as it charts at Number 3. On top of that, the album also became the best seller in independent record stores, this week, claiming the Number 1 spot on the Official Record Store Chart.

Meanwhile, Beth Gibbons of Portishead debuts at Number 7 with her solo project “Lives Outgrown”, and legendary guitarist Slash reaches Number 8 with “Orgy of the Damned”. Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band also make a notable entry at Number 10 with “Loophole”, their second Top 10 album. Further down, London rapper Clavish lands at Number 30 with his sophomore mixtape, “Chapter 16.” This marks another significant milestone in his music career, reflecting his growing influence in the UK rap scene.

Meanwhile, Girls Aloud’s greatest hits collection “Ten” reappears on the chart at Number 39. The resurgence of their iconic album coincides with the kickoff of their Girls Aloud Show tour, which has reignited interest in their music and brought a wave of nostalgia to fans. The tour’s energetic performances and fan-favorite hits have undoubtedly contributed to the album’s renewed popularity, highlighting the lasting impact of Girls Aloud on the British pop landscape.

Billie Eilish’s achievement with “HIT ME HARD AND SOFT” showcases her status as a formidable force in the music industry, and fans eagerly anticipate what she will conquer next. Will she be able to keep a hold of the top spot for a second week? Or will another album claim Number 1 on Friday? Keep up to date with the UK Charts on the Official Charts Company website.

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