David Gilmour’s Rattle That Lock has beaten Lana Del Rey’s third studio album Honeymoon to the top of the UK charts.
This achievement marks Gilmour’s second solo chart-topper, after his third album, On an Island, hit the number one spot in 2006. Gilmour also achieved the number one spot last year with Pink Floyd’s The Endless River. Rattle That Lock sold 20,000 more copies than Del Rey’s Honeymoon, denying Del Rey her third consecutive UK number one.
On receiving the top spot, Gilmour told the Official Charts Company: “It’s thrilling to get a Number 1 album. We all want to hit the top spot, however long we’ve been at it. I’m delighted.”
Three other artists completed the top five albums of this week, including Jess Glyne’s I Cry When I Laugh, Sir Cliff Richard’s 75 at 75 and Stereophonics’ Keeping the Village Alive. Drake and Future’s mixtape What a Time to Be Alive fell in at sixth place, with Keith Richard’s solo album Crosseyed Heart debuting in seventh.
Take a listen to the lead single of Rattle That Lock below.