Rag’n’Bone Man scores fastest selling male debut of the decade
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Rag’n’Bone Man has made chart history by landing the fastest selling male debut album of the decade with his new record, Human.
According to data from the Official Albums Chart, the record sold 117,000 copies across physical (which made up 67 percent of his total sales), download and streaming, earning him the fastest-selling debut album by a male act since the start of the decade.
It also means that Human outsold the rest of the top ten combined giving the singer songwriter a bigger opening week than debuts by other top sellers including Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith.
Rag’n’Bone Man told OfficialCharts.com: ‘A massive thank you for going out and buying my album, streaming it and making it such a success so quickly. It means the world to me. Number one album… smash!’
Human is also the overall fastest-selling album of the past 12 months, since David Bowie’s Blackstar. The sales also surpass the huge first week numbers of recent Number 1s by The Rolling Stones, Little Mix and Elvis Presley.
Rag’n’Bone Man also enjoys the most explosive start for a BRITs Critics’ Choice Award winner to date, surpassing the opening week sales of previous recipients including Emeli Sande and global phenomenon Adele.
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