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Olivia Rodrigo Scores Second Official Number 1 Album in the UK with “GUTS”

by Jonathan Currinn
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In a remarkable achievement, Olivia Rodrigo has secured her second Official Number 1 album in the UK with “GUTS“. The album has not only claimed the top spot but also emerged as the best-selling and most-streamed album of the week, according to data from the Official Charts Company.

GUTS” has amassed an impressive 60,300 chart units, a feat that not only earned Rodrigo the coveted Number 1 position but also outshined the combined sales and streams of the entire Official Albums Chart Top 10. This remarkable success solidifies Olivia Rodrigo’s status as a chart-topping sensation.

The achievement doesn’t stop there. Olivia Rodrigo’s “GUTS” has also secured the distinction of having the fourth-biggest opening week for an album in 2023, following in the footsteps of Lewis Capaldi’s “Broken by Desire to be Heavenly Sent”, Ed Sheeran’s “–”, and Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)”. This remarkable debut underscores the immense popularity and anticipation surrounding Rodrigo’s music.

In addition to her latest triumph, Olivia Rodrigo’s chart-topping 2021 debut album, “SOUR”, has experienced a resurgence, jumping 10 places to re-enter the Top 10 at Number 8. This remarkable chart presence demonstrates the enduring appeal of Rodrigo’s music and her continued domination of the UK music scene.

“GUTS” is not just a chart-topper; it’s a sonic journey through the heart and soul of Olivia Rodrigo. The album is a triumph of emotion and authenticity, showcasing Rodrigo’s remarkable songwriting skills and her ability to connect with audiences on a deeply personal level. Each track on “GUTS” is a testament to Rodrigo’s talent and her capacity to convey the raw intensity of human experience.

From the anthemic “All American Bitch” to the introspective “Teenage Dream”, “GUTS” takes listeners on a rollercoaster of emotions. Rodrigo’s evocative lyrics and impassioned vocals invite us to delve into themes of love, loss, self-discovery, and the turbulent journey of adolescence. The album effortlessly blends elements of rock, pop, and indie, creating a dynamic soundscape that resonates with a wide range of listeners.

While Olivia Rodrigo’s “GUTS” takes the top spot, American rapper Travis Scott’s former Number 1 album, “Utopia”, maintains its strong presence at Number 2, closely followed by Merseyside indie rockers The Coral’s 11th studio album, “Sea of Mirrors”, at Number 3. This marks The Coral’s seventh Top 10 collection and positions them at Number 1 on the Official Record Store Chart. Notably, The Coral also saw their accompanying collection, “Holy Joe’s Coral Island Medicine Show”, make a Top 40 debut at Number 36, showcasing their enduring influence in the music industry.

As fans continue to embrace her music and celebrate her chart-topping success, Olivia Rodrigo’s star continues to shine brightly in the world of music, solidifying her status as one of the most remarkable and impactful artists of her generation. “GUTS” is not just an album; it’s a testament to the power of authenticity and the enduring appeal of music that speaks to the heart and soul. Find out more about her album and our thoughts on it in our album review.

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