The record is the fastest selling album of the year so far, the UK Official Graphics Company said, with 204,000 chart sales in its first week.
Only three other musical acts have surpassed the sales figure of 200,000 in the last decade: Adele with 25, Ed Sheeran with Divide and One Direction’s Midnight Memories.
“We are very happy that our fans seem to have enjoyed our new album as much as we enjoy doing it!” ABBA said in a statement. “We are absolutely over the moon to have an album at the top of the charts again!”
Voyage, which received mixed reviews from critics, is the band’s first album since 1981’s The Visitors. It is ABBA’s tenth issue. 1 album in Great Britain.
This also marks ABBA’s 58th overall week as UK No.1 on the Official Albums Chart; only two other acts in history have spent more weeks at the top, The Beatles and Elvis, “said the Official Charts Company.
He added that the Voyage total was comprised of 90% physical copies, including 29,900 on vinyl, making it “the fastest-selling vinyl release of the century.”
In the summer, ABBA’s greatest hits compilation album “Gold” surpassed its 1000th week on the UK album chart.
Formed in 1972, ABBA has won over legions of fans around the world with hits like “Waterloo” and “Dancing Queen” and has sold approximately 385 million records.
They broke up in the early 1980s, and rumors spread for years that they would reunite on stage.
In an interview with Reuters last week, member Bjorn Ulvaeus said Voyage could be the latest startup from one of the best-selling bands of all time.
However, his partner Anni-Frid Lyngstad left the door open in an interview with BBC Radio 2 on Thursday, saying: “I have learned to say never say never… you never know. So don’t be too sure. “