Sam Fender scores second UK Number One album with ‘Seventeen Going Under’

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He celebrated the news with fellow Geordi heroes Ant & Deco.

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Sam Fender has scored his second UK number one album with his second studio LP, ‘Seventeen Going Under’.

  • Read more: Sam Fender: “This album is probably the best thing in my life”
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The North Shields singer-songwriter’s new record, which came out last week (October 8), debuted at the top spot with more than 44,000 chart sales—79 percent of which were physical copies.

In addition, the album – which sees Fender her highest first-week sales of all time, including the entire top 10 – has claimed the number one spot on the vinyl album chart, and is one of the biggest hits of independent record shops this week. Big seller. .

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“Seventeen Going Under” – which follows 2019’s “Hypersonic Missile” – was one of two new releases to land inside the top five, along with James Blake’s latest album, “Friends That Break Your Heart”, which hit No. Four, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist held her highest chart ever.

The remaining top five were rounded up by leftovers from last week: Drake’s “Certified Boyfriend Boy” (number two), Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour” (number three), and Doja Cat’s “Planet Her” (number five). .

Fender was presented with their official chart number one award by fellow Geordi heroes Ant & Dec. For his first number one, he celebrated with his other local hero at the time, former Newcastle football player Alan Shearer.

Sam Fender lives in Reading 2021. credit: Emma Viola Lilja for Granthshala

Elsewhere on the album charts, on the back of news that Adele’s fourth album ’30’ is coming out next month, her most recent album ’25’ jumps 21 places to re-enter the Top 10 at number six. His second album ’21’ also climbed 34 places to number 14.

Outside the top 10, Justin Bieber’s “Justice” rose 44 places to number 17 after the release of the newly expanded full version of the album. Trivium opened with ‘In the Court of the Dragon’ at number 20, their eighth UK Top 40 album.

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US rapper Don Tolliver debuts with ‘Life of a Dawn’ at number 26, We Are Scientists’ seventh album ‘Huffy’ at number 32, and finally, Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Greatest Hits’ again in the Top 40 entered from. At week 33.

Meanwhile, Fender has added additional dates for their upcoming UK headline tour for 2022.

They announced nine shows earlier this month, including an appearance at Wembley Arena in London on 1 April, in Nottingham (20 March), Liverpool (21 March), Glasgow (26 March) and Newcastle (5 April). ) will also have programs.

They have now added a second date at Wembley Arena on 2 April and Newcastle’s Utility Arena on 6 April.

Following the spring dates, the musicians will play Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on 6 July. You can check out the full list of live dates here.

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