List of UK Albums Chart number ones of the 2010s

The UK Albums Chart is a weekly record chart based on album sales from Sunday to Saturday in the United Kingdom; as of 3 March 2012, there have been 61 number-one albums during the 2010s, by 51 artists. The Official Charts Company (OCC) defines an "album" as being a type of music release that feature more than four tracks and last longer than 25 minutes;[1] sales of albums in the UK are recorded on behalf of the British music industry by the OCC and compiled weekly as the UK Albums Chart.[2] The chart is based on both physical and digital album sales,[3] and each week's new number one is first announced every Sunday on The Radio 1 Chart Show, which is currently hosted by Jameela Jamil.[4] The album chart is published online by BBC Radio 1 (Top 40),[5] in Music Week magazine (Top 75),[6] on the OCC website (Top 100)[7] and the full Top 200 is published exclusively in ChartsPlus.[8] In June 2010, Time Flies... 1994–2009 by Oasis became the 900th album ever to top the UK Albums Chart.[9]

The following albums were all number one in the United Kingdom in the 2010s.[5][7][10]

Number ones






Key
No. nth album to top the UK Albums Chart
re Return of an album to number one
Best-selling album of the year
Contents
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No. Artist[lower-alpha 1] Album[lower-alpha 1] Record label[lower-alpha 2] Reached number one[lower-alpha 1] Weeks at
number one[lower-alpha 1]
re Nutini, PaoloPaolo Nutini Sunny Side Up Atlantic 2
888 Florence and the Machine Lungs Island 2
re Nutini, PaoloPaolo Nutini Sunny Side Up Atlantic 1
889 Keys, AliciaAlicia Keys The Element of Freedom J 2
890 Glee Cast Glee: The Music, Volume 1 Epic 1
re Lady Gaga The Fame Interscope 1
891 Goulding, EllieEllie Goulding Lights Polydor 1
892 Boyzone Brother Polydor 1
re Lady Gaga The Fame Interscope 1
re Boyzone Brother Polydor 2
re Lady Gaga The Fame Interscope 1
893 Plan B The Defamation of Strickland Banks 679/Atlantic 1
894 AC/DC Iron Man 2 Columbia 1
re Plan B The Defamation of Strickland Banks 679/Atlantic 1
895 Vickers, DianaDiana Vickers Songs from the Tainted Cherry Tree RCA 1
896 Keane Night Train Island 1
re Rolling Stones, TheThe Rolling Stones Exile on Main St. Polydor 1
897 Pendulum Immersion Warner Bros. 1
898 Johnson, JackJack Johnson To the Sea Brushfire/Island 1
899 Aguilera, ChristinaChristina Aguilera Bionic RCA 1
900 Oasis Time Flies... 1994–2009 Big Brother 1
901 Eminem Recovery Interscope 2
902 Minogue, KylieKylie Minogue Aphrodite Parlophone 1
re Eminem Recovery Interscope 3
903 Arcade Fire The Suburbs Mercury 1
re Eminem Recovery Interscope 1
904 Iron Maiden The Final Frontier EMI 1
re Eminem Recovery Interscope 1
905 Perry, KatyKaty Perry Teenage Dream Virgin 1
906 Flowers, BrandonBrandon Flowers Flamingo Vertigo 1
907 Script, TheThe Script Science & Faith Phonogenic 1
908 Collins, PhilPhil Collins Going Back Atlantic 1
re Script, TheThe Script Science & Faith Phonogenic 1
909 Tinie Tempah Disc-Overy Parlophone 1
910 Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams In and Out of Consciousness:
Greatest Hits 1990-2010
Virgin 1
911 Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown Hand Me Down 2
912 Cole, CherylCheryl Cole Messy Little Raindrops Fascination 1
913 Boyle, SusanSusan Boyle The Gift Syco 1
914 Take That Progress Polydor 6
No. Artist[lower-alpha 1] Album[lower-alpha 1] Record label[lower-alpha 2] Reached number one[lower-alpha 1] Weeks at
number one[lower-alpha 1]
915 Rihanna Loud Def Jam 3
916 Mars, BrunoBruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans Elektra 1
917 Adele 21 XL 11
918 Foo Fighters Wasting Light RCA 1
re Adele 21 XL 5
919 Lady Gaga Born This Way Interscope 2
920 Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See Domino 1
re Take That Progress Polydor 1
re Lady Gaga Born This Way Interscope 1
921 Beyoncé 4 Columbia/Parkwood 2
re Adele 21 XL 2
re Winehouse, AmyAmy Winehouse Back to Black Island 3
922 Nero Welcome Reality MTA 1
923 Young, WillWill Young Echoes RCA 1
924 Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm with You Warner 1
925 Example Playing in the Shadows Ministry of Sound 1
926 Sheeran, EdEd Sheeran + Asylum 1
927 Kasabian Velociraptor! Columbia 1
928 Morrison, JamesJames Morrison The Awakening Island 2
929 Steps The Ultimate Collection Sony 1
930 Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Sour Mash 1
931 Coldplay Mylo Xyloto Parlophone 1
932 Florence and the Machine Ceremonials Island 1
933 Boyle, SusanSusan Boyle Someone to Watch Over Me Syco 1
934 Bublé, MichaelMichael Bublé Christmas Reprise 1
935 Rihanna Talk That Talk Def Jam 1
936 Murs, OllyOlly Murs In Case You Didn't Know Epic 1
937 Winehouse, AmyAmy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures Island 1
re Bublé, MichaelMichael Bublé Christmas Reprise 2
No. Artist[lower-alpha 1] Album[lower-alpha 1] Record label[lower-alpha 2] Reached number one[lower-alpha 1] Weeks at
number one[lower-alpha 1]
re Sheeran, EdEd Sheeran + Asylum 1
re Adele 21 XL 1
re Mars, BrunoBruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans Elektra 1
re Adele 21 XL 1
re Sheeran, EdEd Sheeran + Asylum 1
938 Del Rey, LanaLana Del Rey Born to Die Polydor 2
939 Sandé, EmeliEmeli Sandé Our Version of Events Virgin 1
re Adele 21 XL 1
re Sandé, EmeliEmeli Sandé Our Version of Events Virgin 1
940 Springsteen, BruceBruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Columbia 1
941 Military Wives In My Dreams Decca 1
942 Weller, PaulPaul Weller Sonik Kicks Island 1
943 Madonna MDNA Interscope 1
944 Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Cash Money/Island 1
re Adele 21 XL 2
945 White, JackJack White Blunderbuss XL 1
946 Marina and the Diamonds Electra Heart 679/Atlantic 1
947 Keane Strangeland Island 2
re Sandé, EmeliEmeli Sandé Our Version of Events Virgin 1
948 Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band Sing Decca 3
949 Bieber, JustinJustin Bieber Believe Def Jam 1
950 Linkin Park Living Things Warner Bros. 1
951 Chris Brown Fortune RCA 1
952 Faulkner, NewtonNewton Faulkner Write It On Your Skin Ugly Truth 1
953 John, EltonElton John vs. Pnau Good Morning to the Night Mercury 1
954 Plan B Ill Manors 679/Atlantic 1
955 Maynard, ConorConor Maynard Contrast Parlophone 1
re Rihanna Talk That Talk Def Jam 1
re Sandé, EmeliEmeli Sandé Our Version of Events Virgin 2
956 Ora, RitaRita Ora Ora Columbia/Roc Nation 1
957 Vaccines, TheThe Vaccines Come of Age Columbia 1
958 xx, TheThe xx Coexist Young Turks 1
959 Killers, TheThe Killers Battle Born Vertigo 1
960 Mumford & Sons Babel Gentlemen of the Road/Island 1
961 Muse The 2nd Law Helium 3/Warner 1
re Mumford & Sons Babel Gentlemen of the Road/Island 1
962 Bugg, JakeJake Bugg Jake Bugg Mercury 1
963 Swift, TaylorTaylor Swift Red Mercury 1
964 Harris, CalvinCalvin Harris 18 Months Columbia/Fly Eye 1
965 Williams, RobbieRobbie Williams Take the Crown Island 1
966 One Direction Take Me Home Syco 1
967 Rihanna Unapologetic Def Jam 1
968 Murs, OllyOlly Murs Right Place Right Time Epic 2
969 Mars, BrunoBruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox Atlantic 1
re Sandé, EmeliEmeli Sandé Our Version of Events Virgin 2
No. Artist[lower-alpha 1] Album[lower-alpha 1] Record label[lower-alpha 2] Reached number one[lower-alpha 1] Weeks at
number one[lower-alpha 1]
re Harris, CalvinCalvin Harris 18 Months Columbia/Fly Eye 1
re Sandé, EmeliEmeli Sandé Our Version of Events Virgin 1
970 Motion Picture Cast Recording Les Misérables Polydor 2
971 Biffy Clyro Opposites 14th Floor 1
re Motion Picture Cast Recording Les Misérables Polydor 2
re Sandé, EmeliEmeli Sandé Our Version of Events Virgin 2
972 Bastille Bad Blood Virgin 1
973 Bowie, DavidDavid Bowie Next Day, TheThe Next Day RCA 1
974 Timberlake, JustinJustin Timberlake 20/20 Experience, TheThe 20/20 Experience RCA 3
975 Paramore Paramore Atlantic/Fueled by Ramen 1
976 Bublé, MichaelMichael Bublé To Be Loved Reprise 2
977 Rudimental Home Asylum 1
978 Emerald, CaroCaro Emerald The Shocking Miss Emerald Grandmono/Dramatico 1
979 Stewart, RodRod Stewart Time Capitol/Decca 1
980 Punk, DaftDaft Punk Random Access Memories Columbia 2
981 Disclosure Settle PMR 1
982 Black Sabbath 13 Vertigo 1
983 West, KanyeKanye West Yeezus Def Jam 1
984 Odell, TomTom Odell Long Way Down Columbia 1
re Mumford & Sons Babel Gentlemen of the Road/Island 1
985 JAY Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail Roc Nation 1
986 Thicke, RobinRobin Thicke Blurred Lines Interscope 1
987 Douglas, JahméneJahméne Douglas Love Never Fails RCA 1
988 Richard & Adam Impossible Dream, TheThe Impossible Dream Sony Music 4
989 Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King Warner Bros. 1
990 The 1975 The 1975 Dirty Hit/Polydor 1
991 Arctic Monkeys AM Domino 2
992 Kings of Leon Mechanical Bull RCA 1
993 Haim Days Are Gone Polydor Records 1
994 Miley Cyrus Bangerz RCA 1
995 John Newman Tribute Island 1
996 Katy Perry Prism Virgin 1

By artist

Nine different artists have spent more than three weeks at number one on the album chart so far during the 2010s. Lady Gaga became the first artist to have two albums reach number one, both for three weeks; the first was The Fame and the second was Born This Way.

Artist Number-one
albums
Weeks at
number one
Adele 1 23
Sandé, EmeliEmeli Sandé 1 10
Eminem 1 7
Take That 1 7
Rihanna 3 6
Lady Gaga 2 6
Bublé, MichaelMichael Bublé 2 5
Winehouse, AmyAmy Winehouse 2 4
Richard & Adam 1 4

By record label

Eleven different record labels have spent five weeks or more at number one on the album chart so far during the 2010s.

Record label Number-one
albums
Weeks at
number one
XL Recordings 2 24
Island Records 15 21
Polydor Records 7 17
Interscope Records 5 15
Virgin Records 5 14
Columbia Records 9 12
RCA Records 8 10
Atlantic Records 7 10
Def Jam Recordings 4 7
Sony Music 2 5
Reprise Records 2 5

See also

  • List of UK Compilation Chart number-one albums of the 2010s

References

External links

  • Official Charts Company
  • BBC Radio 1
  • Yahoo! Music Radio

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