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Gracie Abrams Celebrates First No. 1 on UK Albums Chart

Gracie Abrams has achieved a significant milestone by securing her first-ever No. 1 album on the Official UK Albums Chart with her sophomore release, “The Secret of Us.”

The Californian singer-songwriter’s second studio album follows her debut album “Good Riddance,” which peaked at No. 3 in 2023. Abrams’s rise to the top of the charts was celebrated after an unexpected appearance at Taylor Swift’s “The Eras Tour” at London’s Wembley Stadium, where both singers performed “us,” a track from her new album.

Expressing her gratitude for the achievement, Abrams shared heartfelt thanks: “Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for somehow making my album ‘The Secret of Us’ No. 1 in the UK. I can’t wrap my head around that. This is the first time that anything I’ve ever done, ever, anywhere has gone No. 1.”

She continued, “Thank you for believing in the album, thank you for listening to it, and thank you for letting it into your lives. This means so much to me, and to the people I’m lucky enough to have made these songs with. I can’t wait until we’re all in the same place, to sing these songs together at a show and to dance. I’ll be crying! I love you, thank you so much,” she told Official Charts.

“The Secret of Us” is not only topping the Official UK Albums Chart but also leads the Official Record Store Chart and the Official Vinyl Albums Chart, making it the best-selling record of the week on vinyl in the U.K.

On the other side of the charts, Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” drops to No. 2 after enjoying seven non-consecutive weeks at the top, spurred by her U.K. tour dates. Notably, six of Swift’s albums remain within the U.K. top 40, including “Lover” at No. 7, “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” at No. 9, “Midnights” at No. 12, “reputation” at No. 15, “folklore” at No. 16, and “Red (Taylor’s Version)” at No. 37.

Chappell Roan’s debut album, “The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess,” has climbed to a new peak at No. 6. Also making waves, alt-rock band The Mysterines secured their second Top 40 entry with “Afraid of Tomorrows,” landing at No. 11.

Foo Fighters’ hits collection, “The Essential,” climbs to No. 13, driven by their ongoing U.K. stadium tour. Dua Lipa’s “Radical Optimism” has risen to No. 27 ahead of her Glastonbury Pyramid Stage performance. Benson Boone’s debut album, “Fireworks & Rollerblades,” has also seen an increase, ascending to No. 28 following his support slot on Taylor Swift’s tour.

The charts also see Green Day’s 2017 compilation “Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band” re-entering the U.K. top 40 at No. 29. Meanwhile, Avril Lavigne’s “Greatest Hits” returns to the Top 40 at No. 33, ahead of her own Glastonbury set. Ed Sheeran’s “X (Multiply)” makes a noteworthy leap of 97 spots to No. 34 following its 10th anniversary reissue.

Source: Official Charts