Kings of Leon Poised for Seventh UK No. 1 Album with 'Can We Please Have Fun'

Kings of Leon's ninth studio album "Can We Please Have Fun" leads the UK album chart with 15,208 sales. The album is set to become their seventh UK Number 1, with Taylor Swift and Keane trailing behind.

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Kings of Leon Poised for Seventh UK No. 1 Album with 'Can We Please Have Fun'

Kings of Leon Poised for Seventh UK No. 1 Album with 'Can We Please Have Fun'

American rock band Kings of Leon are leading the way to secure their seventh UK Number 1 album with their ninth studio album, "Can We Please Have Fun". The Nashville rockers, comprising brothers Caleb, Nathan, and Jared Followill and cousin Matthew Followill, have accumulated 15,208 sales so far, with 13,451 coming from physical sales, 948 from streams, and 809 from downloads.

Trailing behind Kings of Leon are Taylor Swift's "The Tortured Poets Department" at number two with 10,508 sales, and Keane's "Hopes And Fears" at number three with 4,272 sales. Keane's debut album is set to re-enter the Top 3, 20 years after its initial release, following a deluxe anniversary reissue. The album originally peaked at Number 1 for five weeks in 2004 and 2005.

Other notable chart performances include US rapper Gunna looking to score his fourth Top 10 album with his fifth record, "One Of Wun", Queen's 2007 live album "Rock Montreal" potentially entering the Top 10 for the first time following a reissue and the arrival of its concert film on Disney+, and fresh releases from Gabrielle, Arab Strap, BIG SPECIAL, Bugzy Malone, Knocked Loose, Jordan Rakei, and Villagers eyeing Top 40 berths.

The Official Charts Company, which provides the UK's only official music and video charts, gathers sales and streaming information from all key distribution channels. The company is a joint venture between record labels' body the BPI and ERA, the Entertainment Retailers Association. The Official UK Albums Chart will be published late Friday, May 17.

Kings of Leon have established themselves as a force in the UK music scene, with their latest album "Can We Please Have Fun" set to become their seventh chart-topper. The band's enduring popularity and ability to secure strong physical sales in an increasingly digital market underscore their ongoing relevance and appeal to fans across generations.

Key Takeaways

  • Kings of Leon's "Can We Please Have Fun" leads UK album chart with 15,208 sales.
  • Taylor Swift's "The Tortured Poets Department" trails at number two with 10,508 sales.
  • Keane's "Hopes And Fears" re-enters Top 3, 20 years after initial release.
  • Other notable chart performances include Gunna, Queen, and fresh releases.
  • Kings of Leon set to secure seventh UK Number 1 album with "Can We Please Have Fun".