ABBA Break Records as They Rule U.K. Chart With New Album 'Voyage'

The 'Waterloo' group score the biggest opening week in four years and the fastest-selling album released by a group in eight years with their music comeback.

AceShowbiz - ABBA have scored their 10th U.K. number one album with "Voyage".

The "Waterloo" hitmakers released their first studio album in 40 years last week (05Nov21), and the record has rocketed to the top of the Official Album Charts, becoming the fastest-selling album of 2021 so far and landing the biggest opening week on the UK's chart in four years, when Ed Sheeran set a new record with his last album, "Divide".

The record is also the fastest-selling album released by a group in eight years, since One Direction's "Midnight Memories" in 2013, and ABBA are now the fourth act in the past decade to pass 200,000 U.K. chart sales in a week.

Celebrating the news, ABBA told, "We are so happy that our fans seem to have enjoyed our new album as much as we enjoyed making it! We are absolutely over the moon to have an album at the top of the charts again!"

ABBA have now spent 58 weeks at the top of the U.K. albums chart. The only acts to have spent more weeks at the top are the Beatles and Elvis Presley.

ABBA's impressive album sales have knocked Ed Sheeran's new record, "=", off the top spot - the album drops to number two.

The rest of the top five is comprised of new entries, with James Arthur's "It'll All Make Sense in the End" at three, "Kid a Mnesia" by Radiohead at four, and Summer Walker's "Still Over It" at five.

Meanwhile, Adele still rules the U.K. singles chart with her hit single "Easy On Me" while Sheeran is also unmoved at two and three with "Shivers" and "Bad Habits", respectively.

"Cold Heart" by Elton John and Dua Lipa has jumped up to four and "Flowers (Say My Name)" by ArrDee rounds out the new top five.

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