Back

Paloma celebrates her first UK Number 1 album!

Friday 24 November 2017
Paloma celebrates her first UK Number 1 album!

Brit-Award winning Paloma Faith celebrates her first UK Number 1 with her stunning 4th LP ‘The Architect’! This album has achieved her highest ever first-week sales!

‘The Architect’ – her first in more than three years and since giving birth to her first child – features an array of acclaimed co-writers, producers and collaborators including: Sia, John Legend, Jesse Shatkin, TMS, Starsmith, Tobias Jesso Jr., Eg White, Rag’n’Bone Man, actor Samuel L. Jackson and journalist and activist Owen Jones.

“What’s been overwhelming about this victory is the determination, loyalty and help of my amazing fans, friends and family. I’d be nothing without them.
It’s amazing to be four albums in and have my first Number 1.” Paloma said. “It’s a testament to hard work! I’m not good at celebrations, but I already have a babysitter booked for Saturday night anyway, so I’ll definitely be doing something!”

Whilst the music is classic Paloma – with sweeping orchestral tracks, smooth soul, sleek disco grooves and stomping electro pop all featured on the album – the lyrics raise social and political questions, and cover powerful and topical themes.

‘The Architect’ follows the huge success of Paloma’s last album, ‘A Perfect Contradiction’, which spent 29 weeks in the Top 10 Albums Chart, 66 weeks in the Top 40, and 100 weeks in the Top 200. The epic lead single from the record, ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’, is Paloma’s biggest-selling to date, with over half a million copies sold and 60 million streams on Spotify.