London. Swedish band ABBA triumphantly returned to the UK music charts on Friday, taking straight to number one with their debut album in 40 years: a trip.
The album is the fastest selling album so far this year, according to the official UK charts company, with 204,000 copies in its first week.
Only three other artists have surpassed 200,000 sales in the past decade: Adele with 25, Ed Sheeran with swears And memories of Midnight one direction.
“We are so happy that our fans seem to have enjoyed our new album as much as we did!” ABBA said in a statement. “We are so excited to have an album at the top of the charts again!”
a trip, which received mixed reviews, is the band’s first album since then Visitors, 1981 and the 10th ABBA in the UK.
“It also represents ABBA’s total of 58 weeks at #1 on the UK’s official album chart – only two other groups in history have spent more weeks at the top, the Beatles and Elvis,” the official charts company said.
Added to total a trip It is made up of 90% physical copies, including 29,900 on vinyl, making it “the fastest selling vinyl release of the century.”
In the summer, ABBA’s Greatest Hits Compilation album Went It crossed the 1,000-week mark on the UK’s best-selling albums chart.
ABBA broke up in 1980, after eight years of worldwide hits such as “Dancing Queen” and “Waterloo”.