London Grammar score their second Number One album with Californian Soil


‘Our fans’ support over the last 10 years means the world:’ London Grammar score their second Number One album after topping the charts with Californian Soil

London Grammar have landed their second number one album with their hit compilation Californian Soil.

The group, consisting of Hannah Reid, Dot Major, Dan Rothman, topped the charts after their album became the fastest-selling of 2021 so far by a British act.

Speaking after their chart success, the group said: ‘We are so thrilled that our album has gone to Number 1. Thank you so much to our amazing fans for all your support over the last ten years, it means so much to us. Thank you.’

Soaring to the top! London Grammar have landed their second number one album with their hit compilation Californian Soil

As well as reaching the top of the album charts, Californian Soil also reached Number One on the Official Vinyl Chart, with a quarter of the record’s sales coming from the classic format.

The record earned more than 31,000 chart sales, according to the Official Charts Company, outperforming the rest of the top five combined.  

It follows in the footsteps of 2017’s chart-topping Truth Is A Beautiful Thing, while London Grammar’s debut, If You Wait, reached number two in 2013.

Sensational: The group, consisting of Hannah Reid, Dot Major, Dan Rothman, topped the charts after their album became the fastest-selling of 2021 so far by a British act

Sensational: The group, consisting of Hannah Reid, Dot Major, Dan Rothman, topped the charts after their album became the fastest-selling of 2021 so far by a British act

Number two went to Brit Award-nominated grime star AJ Tracey with his second studio album Flu Game, claiming the UK’s most-streamed album of the week.

US rockers The Offspring completed the all-new top three with Let The Bad Times Roll, their highest charting album to date in the UK.

Elsewhere, Dua Lipa was at number four with Future Nostalgia and Justin Bieber at number five with Justice.

Singer-songwriter Imelda May secured number six with her sixth album 11 Past The Hour, but went to number one in her native Ireland for the fourth time.

On the singles chart, Lil Nas X scored a fourth week at number one with Montero (Call Me By your Name).

Thrilled: Speaking after their chart success, the group said: ‘Thank you so much to our amazing fans for all your support over the last ten years, it means so much to us. Thank you’

It comes after the band’s star Hannah discussed her experiences of a ‘sexist’ music industry, which have been symbolised in some of the group’s songs. 

She told BBC’s Newsbeat: ‘I just think it’s a harder battle for females. I was having these conversations with my girlfriends, and a lot of it just ended up on the album. 

I’d like to see a sweeping change across all of the record labels where they become much more inclusive and diverse,’ she says.

‘You need to see people like you in positions of power to then think that you can do it yourself.’

Rising stars: It follows in the footsteps of 2017's chart-topping Truth Is A Beautiful Thing, while London Grammar's debut, If You Wait, reached number two in 2013

Rising stars: It follows in the footsteps of 2017’s chart-topping Truth Is A Beautiful Thing, while London Grammar’s debut, If You Wait, reached number two in 2013

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