The Rolling Stones have once again asserted their dominance on the charts, claiming their remarkable 14th Official Number 1 album with ‘Hackney Diamonds.’ This week, the iconic band reached a significant milestone, outshining all competitors in the Top 5 in terms of sales.
During its inaugural week, ‘Hackney Diamonds’ captivated audiences and critics alike, accumulating a staggering 72,200 chart units. This remarkable achievement catapulted the album into the ranks of the highest-selling records of 2023, securing its place as the third best-selling album of the year thus far.
With this latest victory, The Rolling Stones have achieved a level of success that ties them with legends such as The Beatles, Robbie Williams, and Bruce Springsteen. All four iconic acts now share the distinction of having 11 studio albums that have clinched the Number 1 spot on the UK’s Official Albums Chart.
‘Hackney Diamonds’ doesn’t stop at breaking records on the digital front. The album has proudly claimed the coveted top position on this week’s Official Vinyl Albums Chart. This accolade signifies not only its musical brilliance but also its commercial appeal, boasting the highest number of copies sold in vinyl format over the past seven days. Remarkably, ‘Hackney Diamonds’ has achieved the most substantial week for vinyl sales of any album this year, marking a significant resurgence in the popularity of vinyl records.
This stellar accomplishment is more than just a victory for The Rolling Stones; it’s a testament to their enduring musical prowess and unwavering popularity. ‘Hackney Diamonds’ stands as their first studio album of new material since the acclaimed ‘A Bigger Bang’ in 2005. Despite this hiatus, the band has continued to make waves, smashing box office records with sold-out global tours and captivating audiences with the 2016 Grammy Award-winning album ‘Blue & Lonesome.’ This record featured their brilliant interpretations of blues tracks that influenced their distinctive sound, capturing the essence of their musical journey.
Last year, The Rolling Stones continued to captivate audiences, thrilling nearly a quarter of a million fans across Europe during the anniversary Sixty tour. With an awe-inspiring legacy spanning over five decades, the band has now sold over 250 million albums worldwide, cementing their status as one of the greatest rock acts in history.
In the wake of ‘Hackney Diamonds,’ The Rolling Stones have proven once again that their music remains as captivating and influential as ever. Their enduring appeal and innovative spirit continue to inspire generations, making ‘Hackney Diamonds’ not just an album but a testament to the timeless power of rock and roll.