Official Charts Analysis: Rolling Stones storm to top of albums chart

Their first album comprised entirely of covers, their first studio album in 11 years and their 23rd studio album in all, Blue & Lonesome makes a resounding debut atop the chart for The Rolling Stones, with first week sales of 105,830 (including 1,196 from streams), the highest for any artist album since David Bowie's Blackstar opened 47 weeks ago on sales of 146,168 in the wake of his death.

Making a much bigger bang than their last studio album, A ...

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