Billie Eilish has scored a record-breaking Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
The US singer-songwriter’s debut album lands straight in at the top with 48,000 combined sales.
At 17 years, 3 months and 18 days old, Billie Eilish becomes the youngest female artist in UK chart history to score a Number 1 album, overtaking Joss Stone – whose 2004 record, Mind, Body & Soul, reached Number 1 when she was 17 years, 5 months and 28 days old – as the youngest female to top the Official Albums Chart.
Billie Eilish’s album is also the biggest debut album from an international artist to top the Official Chart since Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die in January 2012.
In age order, the Top 5 youngest female artists to score a Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart are:
- Billie Eilish: When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (5 April 2019)
- Joss Stone: Mind, Body & Soul (9 October 2004)
- Avril Lavigne: Let Go (11 January 2003)
- Ella Henderson: Chapter One (25 October 2014)
- Diana Vickers: Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree (15 May 2010)
Billie Eilish said:
‘I appreciate you making When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? the #1 album in the UK so much. We worked really hard on this album. Thank you for the love!!’