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The Courteeners make history after album reaches number one – 15 YEARS after its original release

Manchester-formed rock trio The Courteeners make history after album hits number one, 15 YEARS after its original release

The Courteeners made history this week after their album reached number one on the official UK charts almost 15 years after its original release.

The debut rock trio formed in Manchester in 2008, St Jude, secured their first number one album after the release of their 15th anniversary edition of the album.

The new edition features remastered tracks and previously unreleased material.

Number one: The Courteeners made history this week after their album reached number one on the official UK charts almost 15 years after its original release (Liam Fray pictured)

Now, St Jude has become the album with the longest time between its release and reaching the top spot: 14 years, nine months and 14 days after its original release, according to the official UK charts.

The band also became the third in official UK chart history to reach number one with a reissued album, along with The Rolling Stones with Goats Head Soup and Exile On Main St; and The Beatles with Abbey Road and Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The band was formed in Middleton in 2006 by frontman Liam Fray (lead guitar/vocals), Michael Campbell (drums/backing vocals), Daniel “Conan” Moores (rhythm guitar) and Mark Cuppello (bass).

Mark was replaced by the band’s producer, Joe Cross, in 2015.

Exciting! The Debut Rock Trio Formed In Manchester In 2008, St Jude, Secured Their First Number One Album After The Release Of Their 15Th Anniversary Edition Of The Album. (Liam And Mark Cuppello Pictured In 2007)

Exciting! The debut rock trio formed in Manchester in 2008, St Jude, secured their first number one album after the release of their 15th anniversary edition of the album. (Liam and Mark Cuppello pictured in 2007)

They previously also toured with pianist Adam Payne, who appeared on all the albums, but in 2019 he was replaced by Elina Lin.

The band has released six studio albums: St. Jude (2008), Falcon (2010), Anna (2013), Concrete Love (2014), Mapping the Rendezvous (2016), and more. Again. Forever. (2020).

Speaking to Official UK Lists, Liam said: ‘Good things come to those who wait. God bless the fans.’

Long Time To Wait: Liam Fray, Michael Campbell, Daniel Conan Moores And Mark Cuppello Pose Together In 2008

Long time to wait: Liam Fray, Michael Campbell, Daniel Conan Moores and Mark Cuppello pose together in 2008

Big Names: The Band Also Became The Third In Official Uk Chart History To Reach Number One With A Reissued Album, Along With The Rolling Stones And The Beatles.

Big names: The band also became the third in official UK chart history to reach number one with a reissued album, along with The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

St. Jude includes three official Top 40 singles (Not Nineteen Forever, No You Didn’t, No You Don’t, and What Took You So Long?), and previously peaked at #4 on its initial 2008 release.

Elsewhere, pop superstar Miley Cyrus claimed her third UK number one single with Flowers.

The title track from his upcoming eighth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation, was the UK’s biggest first week overall since Harry Styles’ As It Was hit the top spot in May last year.

The 30-year-old previously topped the UK singles chart with We Can’t Stop in 2013 and Wrecking Ball in the same year.

Speaking To Official Uk Lists, Liam Said: 'Good Things Come To Those Who Wait. God Bless The Fans.' (Liam And Daniel Photographed In 2022)

Speaking to Official UK Lists, Liam said: ‘Good things come to those who wait. God bless the fans.’ (Liam and Daniel photographed in 2022)

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