Official Charts Analysis: Sam Smith debuts at No.1 just short of 100,000 sales

Eight weeks after its introductory single Too Good At Goodbyes debuted atop the chart for Sam Smith, his second album, The Thrill Of It All, does likewise.

With a first frame of 97,328 sales (60,641 CD, 1,961 vinyl, 21,035 downloads and 13,691 from sales-equivalent streams), The Thrill Of It All has the fifth-biggest opening of 2017 for an artist album, trailing Ed Sheeran's ÷ (671,542 sales), Rag'N'Bone Man's Human (117,101 sales), Take That's Wonderland (113,211 sales) and Liam Gallagher's As ...

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