Paul Weller becomes one of a very few acts to top UK album chart in five consecutive decades

Paul Weller becomes one of a very few acts to top UK album chart in five consecutive decades

Paul Weller has joined John Lennon and Paul McCartney as the only artists to top the UK album chart in five consecutive decades.

Weller said he was “very proud” to see his album On Sunset reach No 1. His previous chart-toppers include one with the Jam (The Gift, 1982) and one with the Style Council (Our Favourite Shop, 1985), plus five solo albums: On Sunset plus Stanley Road (1995), Illumination (2002), 22 Dreams (2008) and Sonik Kicks (2012).

The entry earns the musician his fifth chart-topper as a soloist and seventh overall when including his Number 1 records with The Jam and The Style Council. 

It means Weller claims the impressive feat of reaching Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart across five consecutive decades.