Move over, Bradley Walsh...
'Chaleur Humaine'

Christine & The Queens' wonderful 'Chaleur Humaine' has been named the best-selling debut album of 2016 in the UK.

Well, this has been complicated...

First, Clash were told that Blossoms scored the best-selling debut album of 2016 by a British artist. Then, it emerged that Bradley Walsh had raced past the Stockport group with his swing album.

Now it seems that Christine & The Queens was ahead of them both all the time. Yes, the best-selling debut album by an artist of any nationality in the UK during 2016 was by the magnificent Héloïse Letissier.

'Chaleur Humaine' is technically a re-rendering of her French language debut album in English - with some new material - but given that she's an undoubted star we're willing to let that slide.

Certified Gold, 'Chaleur Humaine' initially charted outside the Top 100 before steadily climbing up the charts to peak at No. 2.


Related: Full Circle - The Triumph Of Christine And The Queens

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