Dave’s We’re All Alone In This Together (Dave Neighbouring) blasts to No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart with the biggest opening week of 2021, the OCC reports.
The London rapper’s sophomore set bows with 74,000 chart sales, easily beating the previous holder, Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour, which snagged 51,000 chart sales on week one in June.
We’re All Alone is the biggest opening week since November 2019, when Coldplay’s Everyday Life started with 81,000 combined sales, and it’s the biggest opening week for a British hip-hop/rap album since October 2010 and since Tinie Tempah’s debut Disc-Overy.
According to the OCC, some 56% of We’re All Alone sales are physical (vinyl, CD, cassette) and downloads, while streams account for the remainder, chalking up 38.5 million plays across the album’s dozen songs. Dave debut LP Psychodrama logged one week at No. 1 in 2019.
Coming in at No. 2 is Anne-Marie’s second album Therapy (Atlantic), eclipsing her previous best of No. 3 for her debut, Speak Your Mind.
Further down the list, The Kid Laroi’s evolving mixtape F**k Love (RCA) flies 52-6, for a new peak. The set fires up following the release of its final chapter Over You.
Meanwhile, the late Amy Winehouse’s classic Back To Black (Island) blasts 36-7, following the 10-year anniversary of her death and the release of a new documentary, Reclaiming Amy.
Veteran singer and songwriter Jackson Browne earns his eight Top 40 with Downhill From Everywhere (Inside Recordings). It’s new at No. 35.
Over on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, Ed Sheeran extends his reign into a fifth week with “Bad Habits” (Asylum), which notches 85,500 chart sales, including 9.95 million streams, the OCC reports.
With We’re All Alone In This Together powering to No. 1 on the albums survey, Dave floods the Top 10 with no less than three songs, led by “Clash,” his collaboration with Stormzy, which bolts 8-2, while “Verdansk” is the week’s highest new entry at No. 4.