Ariana Grande's ‘Eternal Sunshine’ Debuts at No. 1

Ariana Grande’s ‘Eternal Sunshine’ Soars to No. 1 on Debut

Ariana Grande’s latest album, “Eternal Sunshine,” released under Republic Records, has made a dazzling debut in the U.K., securing the top spot right from the start.

This album marks Grande’s fifth time reaching number one in the U.K., joining her previous chart-toppers: “Dangerous Woman” in 2016, “Sweetener” in 2018, “thank u, next” in 2019, and “Positions” in 2020. This achievement puts her on par with music legends like Celine Dion, Prince, and Green Day, who also boast five number-one albums.

The only albums by Grande that didn’t reach the top spot in the U.K. are her debut, “Yours Truly,” which peaked at number seven, and her second album, “My Everything,” which reached number three. “Eternal Sunshine” stood out as the week’s top-selling vinyl, according to the Official Charts Company.

In other music news, British heavy metal icons Judas Priest have outdone themselves with their 19th studio album, “Invincible Shield,” released by Columbia. It has surpassed their 1980 album “British Steel,” which peaked at number four, setting a new record for the band.

The band Bleachers, led by Jack Antonoff, also celebrates a milestone with their fourth studio album, “Bleachers,” released via Dirty Hit. It marks their first appearance on the U.K. chart, landing impressively at number five.

Grace Petrie, a protest singer and songwriter from Leicester, England, has achieved her highest-charting album yet with “Build Something Better,” released by Robots Need Home. It debuts at number 28, surpassing her 2021 album “Connectivity,” which peaked at number 37.

British girl group Bananarama has made their seventh top 40 appearance on the Official U.K. Albums Chart with “Glorious – The Ultimate Collection,” released by Polydor/UMR, starting at number 30.

Lastly, Girls Aloud returns to the top 40 at number 35 with the re-issue of their 2004 album “What Will The Neighbours Say.” This special edition includes five previously unreleased tracks, some featuring vocals by the late Sarah Harding. The album originally peaked at number six. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release, the remaining members of Girls Aloud are planning an arena tour across the U.K. and Ireland.