Rihanna Reaches No. 1 on U.K. Albums Chart
No surprise here: Rihanna‘s ‘Talk That Talk’ is the top-selling album in the U.K. The Official Charts Company reports that the record moved 160,000 copies in its first week, blowing away its competition and breaking several records in the process.
With ‘We Found Love’ holding down the top spot on the singles chart, Rihanna currently has the No. 1 single and album in the U.K. She also accomplished the feat earlier this year with ‘Loud’ and the Drake collaboration ‘What’s My Name.’ That makes Rihanna the first artist since the 1970s — and the first female ever — to simultaneously occupy No. 1 on both charts twice in the same year with different releases.
‘Talk That Talk’ follows ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ and ‘Loud’ as her third No. 1 album in the U.K. Boy band One Direction debuted right behind Rihanna at No. 2 with ‘Up All Night,’ while Michael Buble‘s ‘Christmas’ claimed No. 3.
We’ll find out on Wednesday whether ‘Talk That Talk’ is able to debut at No. 1 on the American chart as well. Billboard predicts that it will fall short, naming Buble’s ‘Christmas’ and Nickelback‘s ‘Here and Now’ as the spoilers that will likely keep RiRi from earning her first chart-topping album in the U.S.