The Rolling Stones Score Their 14th No. 1 Album in The UK With “Hackney Diamonds”

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones in concert in 2017
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones in concert in 2017. Photo by Philippe Perusseau/REX/Shutterstock (9159691a)

The Rolling Stones knocked it out of the park with their latest album Hackney Diamonds, and they’re already reaping the fruits of their labor. The legendary rockers easily topped the charts in the United Kingdom with Hackney Diamonds, scoring their 14th No. 1 album in this country along the way.

With 72,200 chart units earned during its first week on the chart, Hackney Diamonds scored the third biggest week of sales for an album in 2023, behind Lewis Capaldi’s Broken by Desire to be Heavenly Sent and Ed Sheeran’s Subtract. The Rolling Stones’ latest also outsold the rest of the top five in the UK this week.

Hackney Diamonds is The Rolling Stones’ 11th studio album to hit No. 1 in the UK, and 14th overall, including greatest hits albums, reissues, and live albums. They level with Robbie Williams, who also has 14 UK No. 1s under his belt, and are just behind The Beatles with 16.

Hackney Diamonds hit the shelves October 20, and it marks The Rolling Stones’ first album of new material in almost two decades. Its release was proceeded by hit singles “Angry” and “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” ft. Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder. Elton John, Paul McCartney, and former Rolling Stone bassist Bill Wyman were also featured on the album.