Take That top UK album chart as trio
08 Dec 2014
Take That’s first offering as a trio has triumphed landing the band their sixth No.1 album in the UK.
III by Take That has beaten the likes of Ed Sheeran, AC/DC and McBusted to scoop this week’s No.1 on the official UK Albums Chart.
Take That’s III sold nearly 145,000 copies in its opening week. The album is the first since Jason Orange announced his departure from the band in October. The success of III follows that of the album’s lead single, These Days. The track shot to No.1 on the singles chart in the UK.
This week’s Top 5 includes Ed Sheeran’s X, AC/DC’s new release Rock Or Bust, Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour and One Direction’s Four.
Take That first landed the coveted position back in 1993 with Everything Changes. This was followed with 1995’s Nobody Else and 1996’s Greatest Hits album. The group then went on to enjoy further No.1’s with 2006’s Beautiful World and 2008’s The Circus.
Their predecessor to III, and last album to feature all five original band members, Progress (2010) earned the group their fifth No.1 album.
Following the news, Take That announced they would perform additional shows on their 2015 Take That Live 2015 tour.
The tour will take the group around the UK and Ireland starting in April and ending in July. The three-piece will perform for multiple nights in each city, which will include a ten-night residency at London’s The O2. Full tour dates and tickets can be found here.