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Charli XCX secures first ever UK Number 1 album with ‘CRASH’

"What a journey, I wouldn't be here without u", the singer told fans.

By Nick Reilly

Charli XCX poses with her Number One award
Charli XCX poses with her UK Number One award (Picture: Press)

Charli XCX has secured her first ever UK Number 1 slot with ‘CRASH’.

The singer hit the top spot on her fifth attempt, following previous entries to the Top 40 with 2015’s ‘Sucker’, which landed at number 15, her self titled 2019 release at number 14 and the acclaimed 2020 Mercury Prize-nominated ‘How I’m Feeling Now’, which arrived at number 33.

Charli also lands at the top of this week’s Official Vinyl Albums Chart this week, with physical sales also accounting for over 70% of Crash’s total chart success this week.

She said on Twitter: “WTF ANGELS WE DID IT!!!! CRASH is number 1 in the Uk and Australia and Ireland!!!!! I can’t believe itttttt what a journey!!!! i wouldn’t be here without u!!!!! u guys made this happen!!! i fucking love uuuuuu forever!!!!!!

It comes on the same day that Charli XCX has released the deluxe edition of the record.

The expanded edition includes four new songs: ‘Selfish Girl’, ‘How Can I Not Know What I Need Right Now’, ‘Sorry If I Hurt You’ and ‘What You Think About Me’.

The pop singer spoke to Rolling Stone UK for a recent digital cover story. She addressed criticism of the heavily interpolated ‘Beg for You’ ft. Rina Sawayama and how it impacted her mentally.

“I’ve been feeling quite low throughout 2022, to be honest. I feel like my mental health has really taken a toll,” Aitchison said, becoming tearful during the interview.

“I’ve never cared if you like my music or hate my music – don’t listen to it if you don’t like it – but I think at a time when I was already feeling quite low, that kind of rhetoric honestly just really hurt my feelings,” she said. “There is this misconception that people in the public eye are able to take any shit that you throw at them and yes, we do have to learn how to handle negativity and criticism because it comes with the territory, but at the same time, everyone’s a fucking human being. I guess on that day that I messaged that I felt more human than ever.”

The singer goes on a North American and European tour next month – check out the dates here.