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Ariana Grande Beams with Fifth UK No. 1 Album, ‘Eternal Sunshine’

Ariana Grande ‘s latest offering, Eternal Sunshine, rockets to the top of the UK Albums Chart, marking her fifth chart-topping album in the region.

Debuting at No. 1, Eternal Sunshine follows in the footsteps of Grande’s previous chart-toppers: Dangerous Woman (2016), Sweetener (2018), thank u, next (2019), and Positions (2020). This achievement puts her in esteemed company, tying her with artists like Celine Dion, Prince, and Green Day, who all boast five UK chart-topping albums.

Grande only narrowly missed the top spot with her first two albums, Yours Truly (2013) peaking at No. 7 and My Everything (2014) reaching No. 3. Eternal Sunshine also reigned supreme on the vinyl charts during the tracking week, according to the Official Charts Company.

Elsewhere on the chart, British heavy metal legends Judas Priest score a new career high with Invincible Shield (Columbia), their 19th studio album. The record surpasses their previous best of No. 4 achieved by British Steel in 1980.

Jack Antonoff’s alternative rock outfit Bleachers also celebrates a personal best with their self-titled fourth album (Dirty Hit). Landing at No. 5, it marks their first appearance on the UK Albums Chart.

Leicester singer-songwriter Grace Petrie achieves her highest-charting album yet with Build Something Better (Robots Need Home). Debuting at No. 28, it surpasses her previous effort, Connectivity (2021), which peaked at No. 37.

British girl group Bananarama notches their seventh top 40 appearance with the career retrospective Glorious – The Ultimate Collection (Polydor/UMR), entering at No. 30.

Finally, Girls Aloud returns to the top 40 at No. 35 with the re-release of their 2004 album What Will The Neighbours Say. The reissued set includes five previously unreleased tracks, featuring vocals from the late Sarah Harding. The group’s original release of the album peaked at No. 6, and to celebrate the 20th anniversary, the surviving members will embark on an arena tour across the UK and Ireland.