Stormzy at number one on the UK Record Store Chart with Heavy Is The Head

Stormzy performing at TRNSMT Festival, July 2017 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Stormzy performing at TRNSMT Festival (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Stormzy is at number one on the UK Record Store Chart with his second album Heavy Is The Head.

The only other new entry in the Top 20 this week is Harry Styles’ Fine Line, while Rex Orange County, 808 State and Billie Eilish get re-entries.

It was in 2012 when the Official Charts Company began acknowledging the comeback of vinyl which first started over a decade ago with Record Store Day by publishing a weekly Record Store Chart compiled from the best selling albums at 100 of Britain’s leading independent music shops.

UK Record Store Chart, Top 20:

1 – (new) Stormzy – Heavy Is The Head
2 – The Who – Who
3 – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen
4 – Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka
5 – Rod Stewart – You’re In My Heart
6 – Leonard Cohen – Thanks For The Dance
7 – (new) Harry Styles – Fine Line
8 – Coldplay – Everyday Life
9 – Fontaines D.C. – Dogrel
10 – Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
11 – Rex Orange County – Pony
12 – Idles – A Beautiful Thing: Live At Le Bataclan
13 – W.H. Lung – Incidental Music
14 – Michael Ball & Alfie Boe – Back Together
15 – The Beatles – Abbey Road
16 – Sam Fender – Hypersonic Missiles
17 – 808 State – Transmission Suite
18 – Comet Is Coming – Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep
19 – Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?
20 – FKA twigs – Magdalene

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