David Dollimore has praised London Grammar as “one of the greatest UK bands to have broken in recent times”, as the trio hit No.1 for the first time with second album, Truth Is A Beautiful Thing.
Dollimore, president of RCA UK and Ministry Of Sound Recordings said: “We have never doubted their ability to connect with their fans and thanks to Ministry Of Sound’s new home at Sony Music, we have excelled ourselves and achieved a No.1 album. I would like to personally thank [band members] Hannah, Dan and Dot, September Management, Dipesh [Parmar] and his team for their belief and drive in delivering such an exceptional record.”
Released via Metal & Dust/Ministry Of Sound Recordings, the record is Ministry Of Sound’s first major artist release since Sony acquired the label last year.
It achieved a Week One sales figure of 43,403, eclipsing the 33,000 scored by debut If You Wait in 2013. That album peaked at No.2 and has sold 642,301 copies to date, according to The Official Charts Company. It has sold more than two million copies worldwide.
Dipesh Parmar, MD, Ministry Of Sound Recordings, said: “London Grammar have made a truly incredible record and we are absolutely delighted to land the No.1 album. There’s a long-term vision for the band – and we are excited and proud to help them continue to build their career.”
London Grammar said: "This really isn't something we ever expected to achieve, it's such an honour and we are over the moon. We want to thank all our fans, September Management and our label Ministry Of Sound Recordings."
Revisit Music Week's campaign Q&A with Parmar here.