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Most Weeks at Number 1 - UK Albums Acts

MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER 1 - UK ALBUMS ACTS


by Colin Hughes

 

(Number 1 Albums In Brackets)

 

(W/E 28th July 1956 to W/E 2nd July 2020)

 

01)   BEATLES - 176  (15)   @@@

 

02)   ELVIS PRESLEY – 66   (13)

 

03)   ABBA - 57  (9)

 

04)   ROLLING STONES - 46  (12)

 

05)   ED SHEERAN - 41  (4)

 

06)   SIMON & GARFUNKEL - 40  (2)

 

07)   ADELE - 37  (3)

 

08)   ROBBIE WILLIAMS - 36  (13)

 

09)   ROD STEWART - 32  (10)

 

10)   MICHAEL JACKSON – 31   (Including 3 Weeks as Michael Jackson Plus The Jackson Five)   (10)

 

11)= MADONNA - 30   (12)   (Includes 1 Week with the 'Evita' Soundtrack -1996)   (12)

11)= EMINEM - 30  (10)

11)= TAKE THAT - 30  (8)

11)= CLIFF RICHARD - 30  (7)

 

15)= THE CARPENTERS - 29  (3)

15)= ELTON JOHN - 29   (Includes 1 No.1 with PNAU)   (7) 

 

17)   DAVID BOWIE - 27  (11)

 

18)= BOB DYLAN – 26  (9)

18)= PHIL COLLINS - 26  (6)

18)= SIMPLY RED - 26  (5)

 

21)   DIRE STRAITS - 22  (4)

 

22)= THE SHADOWS – 21    (Excludes 21 Weeks with Cliff Richard)   (4)

22)= QUEEN - 21  (9)

22)= OASIS - 21  (8)

 

25)   BARBRA STREISAND - 20    (Includes 2 No.1 Weeks with the 'A Star Is Born' Soundtrack = 1977)   (7)

 

26)   GEORGE MITCHELL MINSTRELS - 19  (3)

 

27)= COLDPLAY - 18  (8)

27)= CELINE DION - 18  (5)

27)= SPICE GIRLS - 18  (2)

 

@@@   =   The Official UK Charts Company, give The Beatles 16 UK No.1 Albums, as they count one of their Re-issued No.1 Albums, as a ‘New’ No.1 for them. I’m not sure if they are counting ‘Sgt Pepper’s’ Return to No.1, (June 2017), as their 16th No.1, or if it is ‘Abbey Road’s Return to No.1. (October 2019). I think that it is ‘Abbey Road’, that they counting, as 2 Beatles No.1 Albums.

Acts with the most UK Number 1 Albums

ACTS WITH THE MOST UK NUMBER 1 ALBUMS

by Colin Hughes

(Weeks at No.1 in Brackets)

(W/E 28th July 1956 to W/E 2nd July 2020)

01)    BEATLES - 15  (176W)

02)=  ELVIS PRESLEY - 13  (66W)
02)=  ROBBIE WILLIAMS - 13  (36W)

04)=  THE ROLLING STONES - 12  (46W)
04)=  MADONNA - 12  (30W)

06)=  DAVID BOWIE - 11  (27W)
06)=  BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - 11  (17W)

08)=  ROD STEWART - 10  (32W)
08)=  MICHAEL JACKSON - 10   (Includes 1 No.1, as Michael Jackson Plus The Jackson Five - 3 No.1 Weeks)   (31W)
08)=  EMINEM - 10   (30W)
08)=  U2 - 10  (15W)

12)=  ABBA - 9  (57W)
12)=  BOB DYLAN - 9  (26W)
12)=  QUEEN - 9  (21W)

15)=  TAKE THAT  - 8  (30W)
15)=  OASIS - 8  (21W)
15)=  COLDPLAY - 8   (18W)
15)=  LED ZEPPELIN - 8  (14W)
15)=  REM - 8  (13W)
15)=  WESTLIFE - 8  (8W)

21)=  CLIFF RICHARD - 7  (30W)
21)=  ELTON JOHN - 7    (Includes 1 No.1 with Pnau)   (29W)
21)=  BARBRA STREISAND - 7  (20W)
21)=  PAUL McCARTNEY//WINGS - 7  (17W)
21)=  GEORGE MICHAEL - 7  (17W)
21)=  KYLIE MINOGUE - 7  (13W)
21)=  THE PRODIGY - 7  (12W)
21)=  STEREOPHONICS - 7  (11W)

29)=  PHIL COLLINS - 6  (26W)
29)=  POLICE - 6   (Includes 1 No.1, as Sting & The Police)   (17W)
29)=  ARCTIC MONKEYS -  6  (13W)
29)=  GENESIS - 6  (12W)
29)=  PINK FLOYD - 6  (11W)
29)=  RADIOHEAD - 6  (9W)
29)=  BLUR - 6  (8W)
29)=  MUSE – 6  (8W)

28)=  CHEMICAL BROTHERS - 6  (6W)

UK Number 1 Albums 2020

The OCC publishes the Official chart, which includes streaming data, the Downloads chart, which covers downloaded "digital bundles", and the Sales chart, which is based on sales only. Only the Downloads chart includes Various Artists albums.

This listing compares the No.1 on each of these charts through the year, starting with the chart dated 16th January which was the first chart based only on 2020 sales.

As with its sister list for singles, we pick out albums that make number one in all three charts in any week in bold. We will keep this list updated through the year.

Updated to 2/7/20

Chart Date

Official

Downloads

Sales

16/1

Heavy Is The Head - Stormzy

Heavy Is The Head - Stormzy

Heavy Is The Head - Stormzy

23/1

Divinely Inspired To A Hellish Extent - Lewis Capaldi

Divinely Inspired To A Hellish Extent - Lewis Capaldi

Rare - Selena Gomez

30/1

Music To Be Murdered By - Eminem

Music To Be Murdered By - Eminem

More. Again. Forever - Courteeners

6/2

Big Conspiracy - J Hus

Music To Be Murdered By - Eminem (2)

Hotspot - Pet Shop Boys

13/2

Foolish Loving Spaces - Blossoms

Acoustic Sessions - Liam Gallagher

Foolish Loving Spaces - Blossoms

20/2

Father Of All Motherfuckers - Green Day

Father Of All Motherfuckers - Green Day

Father Of All Motherfuckers - Green Day

27/2

Changes - Justin Bieber

Changes - Justin Bieber

The Slow Rush - Tame Impala

5/3

Map Of The Soul-7 - BTS

Map Of The Soul-7 - BTS

Map Of The Soul-7 - BTS

12/3

Divinely Inspired To A Hellish Extent - Lewis Capaldi (2)

F8 - Five Finger Death Punch

F8 - Five Finger Death Punch

19/3

Manchester Calling - Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Manchester Calling - Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

Manchester Calling - Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

26/3

Heartbreak Weather - Niall Horan

Good Years - Shires

Good Years - Shires

2/4

After Hours - The Weeknd

After Hours - The Weeknd

I Am Not A Dog On A Chain - Morrissey

9/4

Calm - 5 Seconds Of Summer

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa

Calm - 5 Seconds Of Summer

16/4

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa (2)

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa

23/4

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa (2)

Song For Our Daughter - Laura Marling

The New Abnormal - The Strokes

30/4

The Bonny - Gerry Cinnamon

The Bonny - Gerry Cinnamon

The Bonny - Gerry Cinnamon

7/5

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa (3)

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa (3)

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa (2)

14/5

Dark Lane Demo Tapes - Drake

100 Hits Wartime Memories - Various Artists

The New Abnormal - The Strokes (2)

21/5

Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa (4)

Now That's What I Call Music 105 - Various Artists

I'll Remember You - D-Day Darlings

28/5

Divinely Inspired To A Hellish Extent - Lewis Capaldi (3)

Now That's What I Call Music 105 - Various Artists (2)

All That Glue - Sleaford Mods

4/6

Notes On A Conditional Form - The 1975

Dissimulation - KSI

Notes On A Conditional Form - The 1975

11/6

Chromatica - Lady Gaga

Chromatica - Lady Gaga

Chromatica - Lady Gaga

18/6

Chromatica - Lady Gaga (2)

Deep Down Happy - Sports Team

Deep Down Happy - Sports Team

25/6

MTV Unplugged - Liam Gallagher

MTV Unplugged - Liam Gallagher

MTV Unplugged - Liam Gallagher

2/7

Rough And Rowdy Ways - Bob Dylan

Rough And Rowdy Ways - Bob Dylan

Rough And Rowdy Ways - Bob Dylan

UK Number 1 Singles 2020

Here we present an ever-growing list of the No.1 singles in the UK during 2020. This includes not only the official No.1 but also the No.1 streamed track and the No.1 sales single for the same week, as we think this is an interesting comparison. We start the list from the charts released on 10th January and dated 16th January as this is the first one with sales wholly from 2020.

95% of "sales" included in the Official chart come from streaming. You might therefore expect the Official No.1 to generally reflect the Streaming No.1 but we can see that's not the case. It's also relatively rare for all three No.1s to be the same - we've marked these occasions in bold.

Data from OCC charts. Updated to 2/7/20.


Chart Date

Official

Streaming

Sales

16/1

Own It - Stormzy ft Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy

Dance Monkey - Tones & I

Dance Monkey - Tones & I

23/1

Own It - Stormzy ft Ed Sheeran & Burna Boy (2)

Dance Monkey - Tones & I (2)

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd

30/1

Godzilla - Eminem feat Juice Wrld

Godzilla - Eminem feat Juice Wrld

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (2)

6/2

Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi

Godzilla - Eminem feat Juice Wrld (2)

Before You Go - Lewis Capaldi

13/2

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd

The Box - Roddy Ricch

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (3)

20/2

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (2)

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (4)

27/2

No Time To Die - Billie Eilish

No Time To Die - Billie Eilish

No Time To Die - Billie Eilish

5/3

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (3)

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (2)

On - BTS

12/3

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (4)

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (3)

Stupid Love - Lady Gaga

19/3

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (5)

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (4)

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (5)

26/3

Roses - Saint Jhn

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (5)

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (6)

2/4

Roses - Saint Jhn (2)

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (6)

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (7)

9/4

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (6)

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (7)

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (8)

16/4

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (7)

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (8)

Thank You Baked Potato - Matt Lucas

23/4

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (8)

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (9)

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (9)

30/4

You’ll Never Walk Alone - Michael Ball/Capt Tom Moore

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (10)

You’ll Never Walk Alone - Michael Ball/Capt Tom Moore

7/5

Times Like These (BBC Radio 1 Stay Home) - Live Lounge Allstars

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (11)

Times Like These (BBC Radio 1 Stay Home) - Live Lounge Allstars

14/5

Toosie Slide - Drake

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (12)

Times Like These (BBC Radio 1 Stay Home) - Live Lounge Allstars (2)

21/5

Rockstar - Dababy ft Roddy Ricch

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (13)

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (10)

28/5

Rockstar - Dababy ft Roddy Ricch (2)

Rockstar - Dababy ft Roddy Ricch

Blinding Lights - The Weeknd (11)

4/6

Rain On Me - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande

Rockstar - Dababy ft Roddy Ricch (2)

Rain On Me - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande

11/6

Rockstar - Dababy ft Roddy Ricch (3)

Rockstar - Dababy ft Roddy Ricch (3)

Rain On Me - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande (2)

18/6

Rockstar - Dababy ft Roddy Ricch (4)

Rockstar - Dababy ft Roddy Ricch (4)

Rain On Me - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande (3)

25/6

Rockstar - Dababy ft Roddy Ricch (5)

Rockstar - Dababy ft Roddy Ricch (5)

Rain On Me - Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande (4)

2/7

Rockstar - Dababy ft Roddy Ricch (6)

Rockstar - Dababy ft Roddy Ricch (6)

Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat) - Jawsh 685 & Jason Derulo


Most Weeks at Number 1 - UK Albums Acts

MOST WEEKS AT NUMBER 1 - UK ALBUMS ACTS by Colin Hughes   (Number 1 Albums In Brackets)   (W/E 28 th July 1956 to W/E 2 nd July 2020)   01...