Charli XCX tops charts to achieve first number one album with Crash

It’s been a long time coming! (Picture: Emily Lipson/PA)

Pop sensation Charli XCX has finally achieved her first UK number one album.

The 29-year old singer-songwriter has topped the charts with her fifth studio record, Crash, which is her final release under her contract with music giant Atlantic Records.

As well as her number one, the Official Charts Company has confirmed she also topped the Official Vinyl Albums Chart, with physical formats accounting for over 70% of Crash’s total chart sales over the past week.

A deluxe version of Crash has also been released with the addition of four new songs.

The star first burst on to the scene in 2012 with the Icona Pop collaboration I Love It, which hit number one and was an international success.

Since then she’s written for and collaborated with a host of big names in the industry, including Camila Cabello former rapper Iggy Azaelia.

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Charli XCX has much to celebrate (Picture: PA)

Back in 2018, the songstress shared with fans her frustration over how her career was progressing.

She simply wrote: ‘I think I’m underrated’, with the statement sending her fans into frenzy, garnering thousands of likes and agreement in the comments.

The singer’s first number one this week is followed by Brighton-born rapper ArrDee’S debut with his first mixtape Pier Pressure.

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Charli has previously called herself ‘underrated’ due to her lack of chart-topping success (Picture: Splash News)

Welsh band Feeder are locked in at number five with their 11th album Torpedo, marking the band’s tenth top 10 album.

Elsewhere, Sam Tompkins is the second Brighton native to enter this week’s top 10 with his debut EP Who Do You Pray To? at number seven.

The record also stormed straight into the Official Vinyl Albums Chart at number four.

Becky Hill’s 2021 debut Only Honest On The Weekend returns to the top 20 re-entering the Official Albums Chart thanks to the release of a new deluxe version.

At number 40 is Juice WRLD’s posthumous fourth studio album Fighting Demons, once again thanks to a digital deluxe release.

The latest edition of the album includes five previously unreleased songs.

On the singles chart, Dave holds the number one spot for the third consecutive week with Starlight.

The song, his first single of 2022, is the most streamed song of the week with 7.3 million listens over the past seven days, the Official Charts Company said.


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