The Pink Floyd guitarist has scored his second solo number one album in the UK.
Dave Gilmour has topped this week’s UK album chart, beating Lana Del Rey to the number one spot. Gilmour previously landed at number one just 10 months ago with band Pink Floyd’s latest release The Endless River.
Lana Del Rey has missed out on the top spot of the UK album chart.
Rattle That Lock gives Gilmour his second chart topper as a solo artist, following 2006’s On An Island. Speaking to OfficialCharts.com Gilmour said, "It's thrilling to get a Number 1 album, we all want to hit the top spot, however long we've been at it, I'm delighted.”
"I owe a debt of thanks to Polly Samson, for writing lyrics on four number one albums, The Division Bell, On An Island, The Endless River, and now Rattle That Lock, and also to Phil Manzanera, my co-producer on the last three albums.”
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Rattle That Lock sold 20,000 more copies than its nearest competitor, Lana Del Rey’s Honeymoon, which entered the chart at number two. Honeymoon gives Del Rey her third UK top five album, but her previous two records had all taken the number one spot.
At number three was Jess Glynne’s I Cry When I Laugh which moved up one place. Cliff Richard scored the week’s third highest new entry and his 43rd top 10 album, 75 at 75 – 75 Career Spanning Hits. The top five was then rounded out by last weeks number one, Stereophonics' Keep The Village Alive.
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R City ft. Adam Levine’s ‘Locked Away’ was the week’s highest climber, jumping a massive 13 places to land at number three. The top five was then rounded off by Calvin Harris’ ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ ft. Disciples at four and The Weeknd’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ at five.