Billie Eilish has won her second UK number one album, Happier Than Ever, which debuted at the top of the charts right away.
The star’s second studio album, which debuted at number one this week, sold 39,000 copies.
That’s down from her first, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which sold 48,000 copies in its first week of release in 2019.
Since Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die and Ultraviolence in 2012 and 2014, Eilish, 19, is the first international female artist to achieve number one with her first two albums.
“Thank you very much to my fans in the UK,” the star said in a statement on the Official Charts website.
“It means a lot to me that you enjoy this record as much as I do. I miss you all terribly and can’t wait to see you again in the UK!!”
The album was met with overwhelmingly good reviews upon its debut last week, with The Guardian calling it “uniformly superb” and the Los Angeles Times stating that the “dreamy-jazzy” approach “fully matches her vocals, which has never sounded finer.”
It has also generated three new songs, with the title tune debuting at number six on the Billboard Hot 100.
The album’s first single, Getting Older, charted at 28 and Oxytocin at 32.
There can’t be more than three songs from the same artist in the countdown at any given moment, according to chart regulations.