Take That Top the UK Albums Chart With New Album “This Life”

Take That (Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Gary Barlow)
Take That (Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Gary Barlow). Photo by Joel Goodman/LNP/Shutterstock (9028826)

Take That was one of the most iconic British boy bands during the 90s, and they’re still going strong almost three decades later. Their latest album This Life soared to No. 1 in the UK, with the biggest first-week sales of the year for a British act.

Mark Owen, Howard Donald, and Gary Barlow released their latest album as Take That on November 24. They reunited as a trio in 2014, without Jason Orange and Robbie Williams, and this is their third album together after III in 2014 and Wonderland in 2017.

With 116,000 chart units sold in its first seven days, This Life easily topped the UK Albums Chart, becoming Take That’s ninth No. 1 album. It also became the fastest-selling record by a British act, surpassing Lewis Capaldi’s Broken By Desire to Be Heavenly Sent, which earned 95,000 chart units during its first week.

Owen, Donald, and Barlow told Official Charts that they’re grateful to hit No. 1 with This Life, and they’re now turning their attention to their upcoming tour.

“Thank you to our fans from the bottom of our hearts for every bit of love they’ve shown us this year, whether it was coming for a singalong at BST Hyde Park in the summer or streaming and buying the album this week… We cannot wait to take this show on the road,” they said in a statement.