Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott scored their second UK No. 1 duet album with their fifth studio set NK Pop. It entered the Official Albums Chart at the top just 19 months after its predecessor, Manchester callachieved the same feat.
The former members of Beautiful South also have three 1990s UK bestsellers to their name as members of this band, with the 1994 compilation Continue in the charts1996 blue is the color and the 1998 version Switch off.
Over 36 years after my very first outing, it’s an incredible privilege to reach number 1 again,” Heaton told Officialcharts.com. “I consider this another memory of my beautiful relationship with this country and its music fans.”
Abbott adds, “I’m thrilled and very proud to see the album reach the top of the official chart. I hope you all enjoyed listening to it and I can’t wait to see you on our tour next month!
Ahead of the album, Heaton and Abbott released the song “Still” in July, along with a lyric video. The song saw the duo team up with Sands United Kingdom to raise awareness of those who have lost a child, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth or at an early age. They followed him up in August with “Too much for one (not enough for two)”, also featured on the new album.
The couple begins a extensive arena tower November 26 in Swansea with special guest Billy Bragg. This leg of their route ends with a date on December 17 at the O2 Arena in London, then they resume with shows in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland from February 17.
The new album list also included a No. 2 debut for Leicester alt-pop outfit easy life with MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE… This matches the achievement of their release in 2021 Life is a beachbefore which the group consisting of Murray Matravers, Oliver Cassidy, Sam Hewitt, Lewis Berry and Jordan Birtles reached #7 with the 2020 mixtape Junk food. The new album also topped the official vinyl album chart.
Buy or stream Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott NK-Pop.