Jamie T Celebrates His First-Ever Number 1 Album With ‘The Theory of Everything’ E! News UK

Jamie T claims his first ever UK number 1 album with The Theory of Everything.

Making a triumphant return to the Official Albums Chart after a six-year hiatus, indie-rock singer-songwriter, real name Jamie Alexander Treays, also claims his fifth straight Top 5 album with the chart-topping ranking. Wimbledon-born Jamie has previously enjoyed success with his 2007 debut Panic Prevention (4), 2009 release Kings & Queens (2), 2014’s Carry on the Grudge (4) and 2016 album Trick (3 ).

The Theory of Everything also topped the official vinyl album chart, being the most purchased LP on wax this week.

Picking up his Official Number 1 Album Award, Jamie T told OfficialCharts.com, “Hello, ladies and gentlemen. Thanks for the support on the album. Thanks for number 1!

It comes as Jamie announces a huge homecoming show at London’s Finsbury Park next summer. On June 30, 2023, he will perform to a crowd of 45,000, with a host of special guests yet to be announced. Tickets go on general sale at 9 a.m. Friday, August 5.

Jack White’s second feature of the year Entering Heaven Alive is a new entry at number 4 this week. The record provides Jack with his fifth Top 5 studio album to date, following the success of Blunderbliss in 2012, Lazaretto in 2014 (4), the LP Boarding House Reach in 2018 (5) and the April 2022 release. from Fear of the Dawn (3). Entering Heaven Alive also claims second place on this week’s Official Vinyl Albums Chart.

As he takes his After Hours tour on the road, The Weeknd’s collection of hits, The Highlights, returns to the Top 5 (5). Olivia Rodrigo’s unstoppable 2021 debut SOUR, which has now spent an incredible 62 weeks in the Top 20, jumps six spots following the release of Disney’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, in which she returns as a guest star this week.

Pop icons Bananarama enjoy their highest position on the Official Albums Chart in 34 years this week with their twelfth studio LP Masquerade (22). The duo – consisting of Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward – score their first Top 20 since 1988’s The Greatest Hits Collection (3). Masquerade also debuts at number 6 on this week’s Official Vinyl Albums Chart.

The success of Baz Luhrmann’s biopic Elvis continues to spark new interest in Elvis Presley’s back catalog, with his compilation ELV1S – 30 Number 1 Hits up 11 spots this week (13). The collection originally topped the charts when it was released in 2002.

Meanwhile, Sam Fender sees the impact of his flagship show at London’s Finsbury Park last weekend as Seventeen Going Under experiences an uplift. The former number 1 album moves up seven places in the Top 20 this week (19).

Becky Hill’s Only Honest on the Weekend also continues its steady upward trajectory this week as it jumps seven places (21). Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever is enjoying a lift following the release of her singles Guitar Songs last week, moving up 14 spots in the Top 40 (28).

Brighton-born band The Kooks mark their seventh UK Top 40 album with sixth studio album 10 Tracks to Echo in the Dark (32) this week. The record is number 3 on this week’s official vinyl album chart.

And finally, the 2020 chart-topping Taylor Swift lore returns to the Top 40 as it jumps 38 spots (36). It comes after the star surprised fans with a special appearance at Haim’s show at London’s O2 Arena last week. Taylor also released the soundtrack to the movie Where the Crawdads Sing Carolina — a cut from his original folk studio sessions — last month.

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