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“Rebel Diamonds”: The Killers Triumph as They Score Eighth UK Number 1 Album

by Jonathan Currinn
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In a resounding victory on the UK Official Albums Chart, The Killers have clinched their eighth Number 1 album with “Rebel Diamonds”, marking yet another milestone in their illustrious career.

The rock ensemble hailing from Las Vegas, comprised of Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Ronnie Vannucci Jr., and Mark Stoermer, ascended to the chart’s summit with their second hits compilation. This accomplishment surpasses the peak achieved by their initial greatest hits release, 2013’s “Direct Hits”, which secured the Number 5 spot.

“Rebel Diamonds” proudly joins an elite lineup of chart-topping albums in The Killers’ repertoire, standing alongside acclaimed records such as 2004’s “Hot Fuss”, 2006’s “Sam’s Town”, 2008’s “Day & Age”, 2012’s “Battle Born”, 2017’s “Wonderful Wonderful”, 2020’s “Imploding the Mirage”, and 2021’s “Pressure Machine”.

The album’s triumph extends further beyond, claiming the top spot on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart too, underscoring the band’s widespread appeal across various formats.

As the holiday season draws near, the ascent of Michael Bublé’s timeless “Christmas” album to Number 2 sparks anticipation. Will it achieve the coveted UK Christmas Number 1 album next week?

Nicki Minaj secures a significant milestone of her own, attaining her highest-charting LP in over a decade with “Pink Friday 2” at Number 3. The album, boasting collaborations with notable artists like Drake, Lil Uzi Vert, and J. Cole, marks her third Top 10 record, rekindling echoes of her 2012 chart-topper “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.”

Taylor Swift maintains a steadfast presence at Number 4 with her latest offering, “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”, demonstrating enduring popularity by retaining a spot in the Top 5 for a total of seven weeks and counting.

Meanwhile, Canadian singer-songwriter Tate McRae’s sophomore album “THINK LATER” secures her first Top 5 album, beating her previous best. Laden with hit singles like “greedy” and “exes”, this accomplishment follows the success of Tate’s 2022 debut, “I Used to Think I Could Fly”. Markedly, ‘THINK LATER’ makes a striking debut within the Top 5 of the Official Record Store Chart, underscoring its remarkable impact and popularity among independent record shops across the UK this week.

The Killers’ ascent to Number 1 with “Rebel Diamonds” further cements their stature as a powerhouse in the music industry, showcasing their enduring appeal and command over the charts. But who will claim the coveted UK Christmas Number 1 album for 2023? Stay tuned for next week.

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