Radiohead's new album A Moon Shaped Pool goes straight to number one


Radiohead have scored their sixth number one album with A Moon Shaped Pool.

The rock band's ninth studio album achieved celestial success, going straight in at the top spot on the official album chart after it was released on Sunday.

Thom York of Radiohead on stage (Chris Pizzello/AP)
Thom Yorke of Radiohead on stage (Chris Pizzello/AP)

Its 50,000 combined chart sales are made up purely of digital downloads and streams as the album will not be available in physical form for another month.

The chart-topper follows in the footsteps of OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail To The Thief and In Rainbow.

Grime artist Skepta's new album Konnichiwa is at number two - his first top-ten album - while Beyonce's Lemonade has fallen to three, according to the Official Charts Company.

Skepta on stage (Danny Lawson/PA)

Canadian rapper Drake fell from first to fourth place with Views while Gregory Porter's Take Me To The Alley climbed into the top five for the first time.

On the official singles chart, Drake had more success as his track One Dance held the top spot for a fifth week running.

The tune has now been certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) after reaching the milestone of 600,000 chart sales.

Drake (Ian West/PA)

One Dance notched up 123,500 combined chart sales this week - and was streamed 8.37 million times.

The single saw off fierce competition from Calvin Harris, Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake.

Calvin Harris and Rihanna's This Is What You Came For was forced to spend another week at number two while Justin Timberlake's new song Can't Stop The Feeling entered at number three.

Sia's Cheap Thrills was at four with Mike Posner's I Took A Pill In Ibiza slipping to number five.

Despite their battle for the top position, Drake and Rihanna are also celebrating a joint success after their single Too Good rose 18 places to reach number 23.

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