Billie Eilish Scores Record-Breaking No. 1 Album in U.K.

Billie Eilish has landed her first Number 1 record on this week’s Official Albums Chart with her latest anthemic album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. Eilish’s debut album sold 48,000 combined sales, with over 1 billion streams worldwide on streaming platforms. Eilish has become the youngest female artist in U.K. chart history to score a No. 1 album.

Eilish’s album is also the biggest debut album from an international artist to top the Official Charts since Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die in January of 2012.

Celebrating the news, Billie told Official Charts: “I appreciate you making WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? the #1 album in the UK so much. We worked really hard on this album. Thank you for the love!!”

At 17 years, 3 months and 18 days old, Billie overtakes Joss Stone as the youngest female to top the Official Albums Chart. Joss’ 2004 record Mind, Body & Soul reached Number 1 when she was 17 years, 5 months and 28 days old.

The Top 5 youngest female artists to score a Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart are:

RELEASE DATE TITLE ARTIST AGE
05/04/2019 WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? BILLIE EILISH 17 YRS, 3 MONTHS, 18 DAYS
09/10/2004 MIND BODY AND SOUL JOSS STONE 17 YRS, 5 MONTHS, 28 DAYS
11/01/2003 LET GO AVRIL LAVIGNE 18 YRS, 3 MONTHS, 15 DAYS
25/10/2014 CHAPTER ONE ELLA HENDERSON 18 YRS, 9 MONTHS, 13 DAYS
15/05/2010 SONGS FROM THE TAINTED CHERRY TREE DIANA VICKERS 18 YRS, 9 MONTHS, 15 DAYS

 

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