Jamie T Bags First UK No. 1 with ‘Theory of Whatever’

Some 15 years after his breakthrough, Jamie T is now a UK chart topper.

The Wimbledon-born indie rock artist is banging to No. 1 with The theory of anything (Polydor), for his fifth consecutive Top 5, following his debut in 2007 Panic prevention (No. 4), 2009s Kings & Queens (No. 2), 2014’s Keep up the grudge (No. 4) and 2016s Trick (No. 3)

Theory is his first manager on Official UK Albums Chartand it is the week’s bestseller on wax.

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In the meantime Jack White also bags a fifth Top 5 record To enter heaven alive (Third man), after 2012’s leader BlunderbussThe 2014s Lazaretto (No. 4), 2018s The range of the boarding house (No. 5) and his first album release from 2022, Fear of dawn (No. 3). Sky starting at No. 4.

The king is nearing a return to the UK Top 10. Elvis Presley’s career retrospective ELV1S – 30 Number 1 (RCA) lifts 24-13, powered by Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic. ELV1S topped the chart on release in 2002, and is one of the late singing legend’s 53 UK album Top 10 appearances.

Further down the list, pop outfit from the 80s Bananarama peel off their highest UK chart position in 34 years with Masquerade (In Sync), their twelfth studio effort. It’s new at No. 22. Masquerade is the sixth Top 40 appearance for the “Cruel Summer” singers, now a duo of Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward, and the follow-up to 2019’s In Stereo (peak at no. 29).

Also new to the list this week is Brighton indie rock band Kooksas Echo in the dark (Lonely Cat) bows at No. 32. It’s the Kooks’ seventh UK Top 40 appearance.

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