Sam Fender awarded second number one album with 'Seventeen Going Under'

The North Shields local beat Drake, Olivia Rodrigo and The Script to the top spot and was presented the trophy by Ant and Dec.

Sam Fender has successfully reached the top spot in the album charts for the second time following the release of his newest record ‘Seventeen Going Under.’

The announcement, which was made on Radio 1’s chart show on Friday afternoon, followed the trend shown by the midweek chart update where Fender was outselling the rest of the top ten albums combined.

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The album’s title track also gave Fender his first top 40 hit, with the song reaching number 26.

Sam Fender

Following the announcement, the North East singer-songwriter took to the Radio 1 chart show with Scott Mills, saying Ant and Dec walked into the room to present him with the famous number one trophy. “It’s mental because Ant and Dec have just walked into the cafe we’re in” exclaimed the star. “The popped [the trophy] down, said ‘well done bonny lad’ and left!”

Sam Fender’s debut album, ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ also reached number one in 2019, it at the top spot for one week.

The achievement follows the roaring success of Fender’s recently announced tour which went on general sale earlier in the day. The release saw the tour’s final date – at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena sell out in a matter of minutes, allowing Fender’s team to release a second homecoming gig at the arena. A second night at Wembley Arena was also added following impressive ticket sales in London.

A summer date at Manchester’s iconic Castlefield Bowl venue went on sale at the same time, with the concert selling out within hours.