In an exciting race, Michael Bublé’s Higher (Reprise) opens at the top of the UK Albums Chart, for the Canadian crooner’s fifth leader.
HigherBublé’s aptly titled ninth studio set repels Machine Gun Kelly’s challenge Mainstream Clearance (Bad Boy/Interscope) which, after a tight finish, entered the UK Official Albums Chart at number 2.
It was close.
When all streams and sales were counted, only 210 chart sales separated the top 2 bestsellers, the OCC reports.
Bublé has also topped the list throughout his career crazy love (from 2009 on), Christmas (2011), Be loved (2013) and his latest release, love (2018).
Despite missing out on the crown, MGK has a career high to boast of Mainstream Clearanceeclipsing the #3 best of his previous album, 2020 Tickets for Mein Untergang.
Completing a brand new Top 3 is Placebo’s eighth studio effort never let Me Go (SO shots). It is the highest charting LP from the veteran British act, surpassing number 5 for their 1996 self-titled debut. never let Me Go is the wax bestseller of the week.
Foo Fighters are climbing the album charts following the untimely death of drummer Taylor Hawkins on March 25 at the age of 50. Greatest Hits (via RCA), rebounds 71 spots for a No. 5 finish while The color and the shape The classic “Everlong” returns to the singles chart at number 68.
Finally, Bros founding member Matt Goss snags his first solo UK Top 10 entry The beautiful stranger (Lewisham), new at No. 7, while Jamaican reggae artist Koffee makes her debut on the official albums chart with a Top 10 performance, as gifted (Colombia) starts in 9th place.
https://www.billboard.com/music/chart-beat/michael-buble-higher-no-1-uk-1235054816/ Michael Bublé beats Machine Gun Kelly to UK chart crown – Billboard