Earlier in the year, Ball topped the singles chart with fundraising hero Captain Sir Tom Moore on their ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ charity cover.
With Christmas having a big impact, BTS opens at No.2 in the UK ranking with BE (Big Hit Entertainment), their fifth Korean-language album. This is the fourth Top 10 collection of K-pop stars in the Territory in the past two and a half years.
Meanwhile, AC / DC Power Up (Columbia) plunges from 1 to 3, and is one of five Australian albums in the Top 40, a list that includes Kylie Minogue Disco (BMG), down from 5 to 10; Nick Cave’s Idiot prayer (Bad Seed), new at # 18; Tim minchin’s Separate together (BMG), new at No. 27; and ARIA Award nominated newcomer, The Kid LAROI’s F ** k love (Columbia), down 19-33.
Former Head of Taylor Swift Folklore (EMI) benefits from a lift thanks to its vinyl release. Folklore leads the official vinyl ranking and jumps 37-4 on the all titles survey.
Neil Diamond and the London Symphony Orchestra’s Classic diamonds (Capitol), which shines at No. 5, for the 15th Top 10 collection of the American crooner; while heavy metal icons Iron Maiden bow to # 7 with live set Nights Of The Dead – The Legacy of (Parlophone).
On the official UK singles chart, Ariana Grande begins a fifth week at the top with “positions”. Grande’s seventh No. 1 leads an unchanged top three, ahead of Billie Eilish’s “Therefore I Am” (Interscope) and Little Mix’s “Sweet Melody” (RCA) respectively.
The new highest entry belongs to Miley Cyrus, whose “Prisoner” (RCA / Warner Records) with Dua Lipa begins at No.8.
Just behind is Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber’s “Monster” (Island) collaboration at # 9, and BTS rounds out the Top 10 with “Life Goes On,” new at # 10.