James earn their first-ever Official Number 1 studio album with Yummy this week.

The 18th studio LP from the Mancunian nine-piece, fronted by lead singer Tim Booth, joins 1998 hits compilation The Best Of as their second chart-topper, and 19th UK Top 40 album overall across a career spanning four decades.

Speaking exclusively to Official Charts, James say:

“We really appreciate this. We’d really like to thank our amazing audience who’ve stuck with us for 42 years. Thank you so much for going out and buying our Yummy, delicious record, and long may it all continue.

“Thank you so much. Much appreciated, this means a lot to us!”

Yummy also tops the Official Vinyl Albums Chart, the most popular record on wax this week, and the Official Record Store Chart, the most-purchased physical LP in UK independent record shops over the past seven days.

Dire Straits guitarist Mark Knopfler secures a brand-new entry at Number 3 with latest record One Deep River; matching his previous Official Albums Chart peak achieved with 2015 release Tracker. One Deep River becomes Knopfler’s ninth Top 10 LP to date as a soloist.

Linkin Park earn their first Top 5 album in seven years, and first since the death of frontman Chester Bennington, with hits compilation Papercuts (Singles Collection 2000-2023) (4), while British rock outfit Kris Barras Band secure their first-ever Top 5 record with Halo Effect (5).

Congratulations are in order for Leeds four-piece English Teacher, comprising Lily Fontaine, Lewis Whiting, Douglas Frost and Nicholas Eden. Their debut record This Could Be Texas becomes their first-ever UK Top 10 LP this week (8).

Glaswegian rockers GUN celebrate their first Top 10 album in 30 years with Hombres (10). The band last enjoyed Top 10 success with 1994 record Swagger (4).

Speaking exclusively to Official Charts, GUN say:

“We can't believe that we’re in the Top 10 for the first time in 30 years! A heartfelt thanks goes out to all our fans and the support they've given throughout this campaign, which has been nothing short of monumental.

“We'd also like to give a Special thanks to the team at Cooking Vinyl, 23rd Precinct, Nottinghill Music, Cloburn Music and Morsecode Management who helped us reach these heights. Finally, we'd like to say thanks to everyone who bought the record for believing in us.”

Future and Metro Boomin achieve their second Top 40 album in under a month, with WE STILL DON’T TRUST YOU in at Number 11. The pair’s first collaborative record WE DON’T TRUST YOU peaked at Number 2 on 29 March.

Elsewhere, Maryland-born singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers secures a third UK Top 40 record with Don’t Forget Me (12), as Mancunian jungle producer, DJ, singer and songwriter Nia Archives earns her first with debut Silence Is Loud (16).

Manic Street Preachers’ 2004 album Lifeblood returns to the Top 40 for the first time in 20 years following an anniversary vinyl reissue (27). Elsewhere, Lana Del Rey’s much-applauded headline Coachella set last weekend sees former chart-topper Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd lift back into the Top 40 (38).

Finally, Chris Brown’s 2023 release 11:11 makes its return to the Top 40 with the release of its deluxe version (39).