Last week Frank Turner dropped his new record, the absolutely wonderful ‘FTHC’.
This week it is the No.01 album in the UK.
This is Frank Turner’s first-ever chart-topping album in his career, following his previous highest placing record in the form of 2013’s ‘Tape Deck Heart’ and 2015’s ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’, which both placed at No.02. 2019’s ‘No Man’s Land’ and 2018’s ‘Be More Kind’ both peaked at No.03.
‘FTHC’ has been at the top spot with over 90% of physical sales and has also topped the Record Store Chart and Vinyl Chart.
Frank has said on the achievement:
“Getting a Number 1 album is crazy, it’s not a thing I ever thought would happen to me and it’s happened on my ninth album. That feels particularly crazy and awesome, and I’m proud of it. It feels quite fitting that, of all the records I’ve put out, this is the one that got the Number 1 trophy. I’m very proud of the record; it’s a more intense, more personal record.
“At this point in my career I have to dig deep to prove to myself and everybody else that I’ve still got a reason to be making records and making art, and this Number 1 award is a pretty good justification of that.
“I’m very painfully aware that I did not do this on my own, so it’s not just my band, label and manager; it’s everybody who picked up a copy. I’m incredibly grateful, thank you very much.”