Chris Brown claims first-ever UK number one album with ‘Fortune’ | Chart Success

Despite being welcomed to a tepid response by critics (Metacritic give the record an average score of 40-out-of-100) upon its release on June 29th, Chris Brown‘s fifth studio album Fortune has claimed the top spot on the UK Albums Chart today, marking his first ever number one in the country.

Powered by singles such as “Don’t Wake Me Up” (which currently sits at number two on the UK singles chart) and “Turn Up The Music“, the album pipped Maroon 5‘s Overexposed and Linkin Park‘s Living Things to the prize.

Having reached the top of the charts in both Ireland and Holland earlier this week, Fortune is expected to hit the number one spot on the US Billboard 200, too – projected to shift around 125,000 to 140,000 copies in its first week – when the numbers are revealed this coming Wednesday (July 11th).

If so, the achievement will rank as Brown’s second number one album in the States, following F.A.M.E.‘s success last year.

Read our review of Fortune here.