The Rolling Stones Make Chart History Again with ‘Hackney Diamonds’

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Following the remarkable success of “Hackney Diamonds,” The Rolling Stones have etched their names in chart history. They’ve become the first band to achieve new number-one albums in six decades. This extraordinary milestone is a testament to their enduring musical legacy.

The Stones’ latest album, released on October 20th, made a significant impact. It sold 72,204 units in the United Kingdom during its first week of sales. In the current year, only Lewis Capaldi and Ed Sheeran have managed to surpass this feat. They achieved it by selling more copies of their records within a seven-day window in 2023.

“Hackney Diamonds” marks the 14th album by The Rolling Stones to secure the top spot on the UK charts. Moreover, this achievement brings them incredibly close to The Beatles, who hold the record for the most number-one albums. Unlike the Fab Four, The Stones have now achieved new number-one albums in multiple decades. Their chart-toppers span from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, and the 2020s.

Stephen Hallowes of Polydor expressed his excitement about the album’s success, emphasizing the band’s legendary status. He remarked, “The Rolling Stones are the most legendary rock band in the world, and to work on an album of this magnitude is an absolute honor.” Hallowes credited the entire Polydor team, the band’s management, and everyone at Universal for their relentless efforts. Additionally, they delivered a global campaign that was modern, exciting, and ambitious.

Hallowes concluded, “And this is just the start of the campaign for this incredible album,” hinting at more to come from this iconic band.

In a review that earned “Hackney Diamonds” three stars, Far Out commended the Stones for their continued creativity and the success of the album. It’s clear that this legendary group of rock and roll pioneers still has plenty to offer and remains a force to be reckoned with in the world of music.

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