Michael Ball & Alfie Boe begin the festive season in style as their brand-new album Together At Christmas lands directly in at Number 1 on this week’s Authorities Albums Chart, the Authorities Charts Business can validate.
The set’s fourth studio record is their third to reach Number 1, following Together (2016) and Together Once Again (2017). Together At Christmas acquired 33,000 chart sales today, 96%of which were physical sales.
Commemorating the news, Ball & Boe informed OfficialCharts.com:
” We simply want to say thank you a lot for getting us to Number 1, we actually value it. This recommends you– to bring you a little bit of cheer this year. We’re sending out great deals of love, have an extremely Merry Christmas.”
Description automatically generatedMichael Ball & Alfie Boe with their Authorities Number 1 Album Award from the Authorities Charts Business for Together At Christmas (credit: Jack Alexander)
It indicates BTS opt for Number 2 with BE, their 5th Korean-language album and their fourth Leading 10 collection in the UK in just two-and-a-half years.
A vinyl release of Taylor Swift’s previous chart-topping album Folklore sends out the record back into the Top 10 at Number 4 and acquire the most sales on vinyl this week, making her Number 1 on the Authorities Vinyl Chart.
2 more brand-new releases launching inside this week’s Top 10: Neil Diamond and the London Chamber orchestra’s Classic Diamonds sparkles at Number 5, marking his 15 th Leading 10 collection, and Iron Maiden live album Nights Of The Dead – Tradition Of The Monster lands at 7.
Two more live albums land in this week’s Top 20: Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound of Thunder is new at Number 13, and Nick Cavern & The Bad Seeds’ live record Idiot Prayer– Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace lands at18 Wakefield indie-rock band The Cribs claim their 6th UK Top 40 album with Night Network at19
US vocalist Josh Groban gets in at 24 with Consistency, his ninth Leading 40 collection, and Tim Minchin’s Apart Together is brand-new at 27.
Lastly, Jamie Cullum’s The Pianoman At Christmas (31), a 20 th anniversary reissue of Coldplay’s Parachutes (34), and Music Trial & Injury– A Drill Story by Brixton rap artist Loski (39) all land inside today’s Leading 40.