UK Charts: After 65 Weeks Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon Finally On Top



65 weeks after the album “Halcyon” by British singer Ellie Goulding was released, it finally topped the UK charts. It was her second LP and the first album to be crowned number one in 2014.

When it was first released in October 2012, it debuted at number two and it took 15 months for it to make the top of the British album chart.

Last year, the record was re-issued with eight additional tracks and a new song “Halcyon Days”, and has now become Britain’s first official number one album in 2014.

Having a reason to celebrate, Goulding posted a series of tweets writing, “Today my second album Halcyon went to No1. A cheeky 65 weeks after it was released… I love my fans, I love my team. Absolute dedication. Never felt so proud… Thank you for your love.”

Goulding’s album overtook first place from Gary Barlow whose new solo record “Since I Saw You Last” ended in second place. Beyoncé’s self-titled album took third place, while Robbie Williams, who’s also Garry Barlow’s former band friend, landed in fourth place with “Swings Both Ways”, and John Newman’s “Tribute” took the fifth spot.

In the UK, Halcyon has sold almost 665,000 copies. Gary Barlow’s album “Since I Saw You Last” is at the moment approximately 5000 copies behind Ellie’s “Halcyon”, but is still on an impressive second place on the UK charts.

When it comes to the singles chart, Pitbull took the first place with the song “Timber”. Pharrell Williams came second place with “Happy” but still stayed behind Avicii’s “Hey Brother” which took third place. Jason Derulo landed in fourth place with “Trumpets”, while top five was rounded by Elle Goulding’s “How Long Will I Love You”.

The collaborated single between Pitbull and Ke$ha resulted in an impressive 139,000 copies sold in the post-Christmas period which usually is a quiet week for music sales.

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