Arctic Monkeys burst on to the music scene in 2005 when their debut album “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” become the fastest selling debut album in British music history, shifting over 360,000 copies in its first week, and remains the fastest selling debut album in UK chart history!
The band released their second studio album in 2007, “Favourite Worst Nightmare”. In its first week following release the album sold over 220,000 copies, imitating “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” in going straight to number one in the UK Albums Chart, albeit selling 100,000 copies fewer than their record-breaking debut.
The almost radical change of sound on mature “Hambug”, released back in 2009, did not prevent the band to continue with good sales – although less than half its predecessor – about 100,00 copies in its first week.
“Suck It and See”, the fourth album released in 2011, was again another successful commercially. In its first week of release the album debuted at number 1 in the United Kingdom, selling over 82,000 units and knocking Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” off the top spot.
Arctic Monkeys albums followed a downward spiral, with each album opening with a lower sales than its predecessors – a pattern broken by “AM”. In 2013,“AM” storms to the top of the chart selling 157,329 copies in its first week. The only artist sell more copies in a week that year was Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” with 165,091 copies.
Eight years later, Arctic Monkeys have made history as the only independent group whose first five albums have gone to the top of the charts.
|Album Title||Sales (Approx.)||Uk Charts Position||Weeks||Weeks at nº. 1|
|“Whatever People Say I Am..."||360,000||1||71||4|
|"Favourite Worst Nightmare"||220,000||1||43||3|
|"Suck It And See"||82,000||1||21||1|
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