Cambridge-born Charli XCX secures her first number one album
- Credit: Official Charts Company
Cambridge-born Charli XCX has crashed into pole position in today's UK Official Albums Chart (Friday, March 25).
The singer-songwriter from Start Hill, near Bishop's Stortford, has secured her first number one album with CRASH, which was released last Friday (March 18).
Charli XCX, 29, has seen success in the charts before, when her 2019 album Charli reached number 14.
She celebrated the news on Twitter.
"I can't believe it, what a journey! I wouldn't be here without you!"
Charli XCX fought off competition from Suffolk's Ed Sheeran, whose album = is fourth after having spent 21 weeks in the UK chart.
Arrdee's Pier Pressure and Sea Girls' Homesick have entered the Official Albums Chart this week in positions two and three.
Feeder's Torpedo stands at number five.
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Charli XCX grew up on the Hertfordshire-Essex border.
She rose to fame in 2012 with "I Love It", her collaboration with Icona Pop.
Her collaboration with Iggy Azalea - "Fancy" - won Top Rap Song at the Billboard Music Awards in 2015.
Charli XCX's previous albums include True Romance, Sucker, Charli and How I'm Feeling Now.
Her 2021 single Out Out with Jax Jones and Joel Corry reached number six in the UK charts, and number two in Ireland.
The club-ready tune, which samples September's euro-pop anthem "Cry For You", peaked at number 24 today.
Synth-heavy pop song "New Shapes" features Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek, while "Good Ones" has topped 52 million streams on Spotify.
In this week's singles chart, Dave's "Starlight" is the UK's Official number one after having spent three weeks in the chart.
Aitch and Ashanti's "Baby" stands at number two, while "Peru" by Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran is at number three.