Lionel Richie scores first Number 1 in 23 years

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Hello, is it Number 1 you’re looking for? Lionel Richie & The Commodores’ The Definitive Collection has stormed to Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart after a triumphant set at Glastonbury Festival last weekend.BUP_DFT_DFT-18-8

The album, which previously reached Number 10 upon its release in 2003, has jumped an astonishing 103 positions this week, recording a 1763% combined chart sales uplift. The feat also marks Richie’s first UK Number 1 album since Back to Front, 23 years ago.

“I was overwhelmed performing at Glastonbury in front of all those people and for the fans to make the album Number 1 is ‎unbelievable,” Richie told, “The UK has always been a special place for me, thank you, I love you all.”

The Glastonbury theme continues further down the chart with Florence + The Machine’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2) and James Bay’s Chaos and the Calm (3) both landing in the Top 5, and nearly half of the entire Top 40 belonging to Glastonbury acts.