Friday, May 7, 2021

Royal Blood top UK album charts with Typhoons

Royal Blood have scored their third UK chart-topper with their latest release, “Typhoons.”

According to the Official Charts, the project enters atop the Top 100 after selling 32,000 units, including 24,000 on physical formats and the most digital downloads of the week.

The set outsold the rest of the Top 5 combined while claiming the biggest opening week for a British act in 2021 so far.

Royal Blood’s third chart-topper follows 2014’s “Royal Blood” and 2017’s “How Did We Get So Dark?”

“This is getting ridiculous now,” says bassist/singer Mike Kerr alongside drummer Ben Thatcher in a new video message to fans. “I don’t think we thought we’d make more than one album, so to get to here and be on our third and it be Number 1 is a joke, to be honest with you.

"We’d just like to say thank you to everyone that went out and bought it. Thank you very much, it means a lot to us. Having a Number 1 record in 2021 is like… having a Number 1 record in 2021! A great feeling. Thank you so much, we’ll see you on tour.”

Kerr and Thatcher produced most of their third album themselves, with some additional work handled by Paul Epworth and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme.

Listen to the full “Typhoons” album here.

In sync with the UK chart news, the duo have announced dates for a tour of their homeland next year.

See also:

Royal Blood announce 2022 UK tour
Royal Blood stream new album Typhoons
Royal Blood stream video for Josh Homme produced single Boilermaker
Royal Blood release video for new single Limbo
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