Busted Leads Olivia Rodrigo – Billboard

Busted Bows at No. 1 With ‘Greatest Hits 2.0’ – Billboard


Busted blast to a first-ever U.K. No. 1 with Greatest Hits 2.0 (via Juno Music).

The British pop-punk trio, comprising James Bourne, Charlie Simpson and Matt Willis, debuts at No. 1 with their career retrospective, released more than two decades after their self-titled debut.

Greatest Hits 2.0 goes one better than the lads’ previous best. Indeed, Busted has hit No. 2 on three separate occasions (2002’s Busted, 2003’s A Present for Everyone and 2019’s Half Way There) but, until now, never visited the chart penthouse.


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The new collection is the best seller on vinyl and downloads with physical sales accounting for 78% of its total, the Official Charts Company reports.

The leader at the midweek stage, Greatest Hits 2.0 includes a “Guest Features Edition,” with cuts reworked by the likes of Jonas Brothers, All Time Low, Simple Plan, Dashboard Confessional, Hanson and You Me At Six.

With Busted bowing at No. 1, Olivia Rodrigo’s sophomore album Guts (Geffen) is relegated to second place. Guts dips 1-2 in its second-week, but remains the U.K. most-streamed LP during the latest cycle, the OCC reports. It’s one of two Rodrigo albums in the top 5; the U.S. pop phenomenon chart-topping debut from 2021, Sour, lifts 8-5.

The Weeknd’s The Highlights (Republic Records/XO) improves 4-3 in its 137th week on the chart.

Also new to the top tier is Mitski’s The Land is Inhospitable and So Are We (Dead Oceans), new at No. 4. That’s a career best chart position for the U.S. artist, beating the No. 6 peak for her 2022 effort Laurel Hell.

Meanwhile, veteran Northern Irish rock act Ash collects a highest charting title in almost 20 years with Race the Night (Fierce Panda), new at No. 14. It’s the indie band’s ninth top 40 appearance on the Official U.K. Albums Chart and best since 2004’s Meltdown hit No. 5.

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor earns a second solo top 20 album with CMF2 (BMG), new at No. 17. It’s the followup to 2020 CMFT, which peaked at No. 11. As a member of Slipknot, Taylor has three U.K. No. 1 albums: 2001’s Iowa, 2019’s We Are Not Your Kind and 2022’s The End So Far.

Also on the latest tally, published Friday, Sept. 22, new releases from Thirty Seconds to Mars (It’s the End of the World But It’s a Beautiful Day at No. 20 via Concord), the Pretenders (Relentless at No. 25 via Parlophone); Madison Beer (Silence Between Songs at No. 28 via RCA) and Sleepy Hallow (Boy Meets World at No. 32 via Columbia) debut in the top 40.


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