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The Rolling Stones storm to No.1 and equal Beatles and Bruce Springsteen chart record

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The Rolling Stones have clinched the Number 1 spot with their latest album, ‘Hackney Diamonds.’ This is their first album with fresh content in nearly two decades.

Critics have showered praises on ‘Hackney Diamonds,’ which features 12 new songs from the iconic band. Highlights include the hit single ‘Angry’ and the standout track ‘Sweet Sounds of Heaven,’ a collaboration with Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder.

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The album’s release on 27th October marked it as The Rolling Stones’ 14th album to top the UK charts. As per Official Charts Company data, it sold a staggering 72,200 units, making it 2023’s third best-selling album.

This achievement brings The Rolling Stones on par with legends like The Beatles, Robbie Williams, and Bruce Springsteen, with each having 11 studio albums that have conquered the UK’s Official Albums Chart.

‘Hackney Diamonds’ isn’t just making waves on digital and CD formats; it’s also reigning supreme on vinyl. With over 27,300 vinyl units sold this week, it’s the year’s most sought-after vinyl release.

It’s noteworthy that ‘Hackney Diamonds’ is the band’s inaugural album of fresh songs since 2005’s ‘A Bigger Bang,’ another chart-topper.

The production brilliance behind the album is credited to Andrew Watt, known for his work with stars like Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Miley Cyrus, and Pearl Jam.

To mark the album’s launch, The Rolling Stones performed a special, secretive gig at the cozy Racket NYC venue in New York on 19th October. The audience got a special treat when Lady Gaga joined them on stage.

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