Take That secure biggest opening week for a British act in 2023 with their ... trends now

Take That secure biggest opening week for a British act in 2023 with their ... trends now
Take That secure biggest opening week for a British act in 2023 with their ... trends now

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Take That's new album, This Life, debuted at Number 1 in the Official Album Chart on Friday, marking the band's ninth Number 1 album.

The trio - Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald sold over 116,000 units - the biggest opening week for a UK artist this year.

Talking on their Official Charts success, the band said: 'First of all, wow. We're so grateful our ninth studio album has given us our ninth UK Number 1 record.

'Thank you to our fans from the bottom of our hearts for every bit of love they've shown us this year, whether it was coming for a singalong at BST Hyde Park in the summer or streaming and buying the album this week.

'Our focus now turns to the tour next year. We cannot wait to take this show on the road.'

Take That's new album, This Life, debuted at Number 1 in the Official Album Chart, marking the band's ninth Number 1 album

Take That's new album, This Life, debuted at Number 1 in the Official Album Chart, marking the band's ninth Number 1 album

The ninth studio album by Gary Barlow, 52, Mark Owen, 51, and Howard Donald, 55, achieved impressive sales in the UK, totalling 116,000 units within its first week. 

Notably 97% of those sales came from physical formats. 

This accomplishment surpasses the previous record set in 2023 by Lewis Capaldi's second album, Broken By Desire to Be Heavenly Sent, which sold 95,000 chart units in its debut week. 

Take That have previously enjoyed Number 1 success with Everything Changes (1993), Nobody Else (1995), Greatest Hits (1996), Beautiful

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