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Slipknot Takes Top Spot In The Album Charts, Stealing Ed Sheeran’s Crown

This is pretty unexpected.

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Ed Sheeran has been knocked right off of his perch atop the Album Charts by none other than veteran heavy metal group Slipknot. 

That’s right, Sheeran, whose album ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project’ spent an impressive 4 weeks at No. 1 in The Official Albums Chart Top 100, has been dethroned by Slipknot’s latest release: ‘We Are Not Your Kind’. 

Yeah, I’m not kidding. While you might all have thought that Drake’s new ‘Care Package’, or Mabel’s ‘High Expectations’ would steal the top spot, it’s been done by a group that a lot of us probably haven’t thought about since 2008.

To emphasise how unexpected this really is, this marks Slipknot’s first No. 1 since 2001, when their album ‘Iowa’ topped the charts.

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I’m going to imagine that Ed didn’t see this coming.

Not that I can say I really listen to Slipknot (though Snuff remains an indisputably great song) but it’s pretty refreshing to see someone a bit different top the charts.

Plus, no shade to Sheeran, but whenever he drops an album it’s honestly all we hear for months on the radio. Maybe now, Slipknot will really shake up your drive home from work.

Older generations won’t believe their ears. 

Speaking of unexpected chart toppers, remember Rage Against the Machine? Yeah? Well check out this flash mob of over 1,000 musicians who came together to play ‘Killing in the Name Of’.

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