Taylor Swift denies The Beatles a 16th Number 1 album as 1989 (Taylor’s Version) smashes third week at Number 1

Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) holds on to its place atop the Official Albums Chart for a third week, denying The Beatles an extension to their record-breaking Number 1 album tally.

Taylor’s third week at the top means The Beatles’ reissues of their classic collections 1967-1970 (affectionately known as the ‘Blue’ album)

While they may not be adding another to the rather impressive list, The Beatles do still hold the title of the act with the most Number 1 albums in the UK of all time, with 15.

Meanwhile, Chase & Status make their grand return to the Official Albums Chart with 2 RUFF, Vol. 1 (4) which marks their fifth UK Top 10 album.




South Africa-born, London-based artist Baby Queen rounds out the Top 5 with debut studio album Quarter Life Crisis (5), her first Top 10.

Noah Kahan’s Stick Season flies 16 places this week following the kick-off of his UK tour this week, landing a brand-new peak of Number 6

Further down, US country music star Chris Stapleton debuts at 22 with Higher, his third Top 40 collection.