Ren’s ‘Sick Boi’ beats Rick Astley to claim UK #1 Album

Ren has secured his first-ever Official Number 1 album with Sick Boi, following a week-long neck and neck battle against pop icon Rick Astley.

The Welsh breakout star storms straight to the summit of the Official Albums Chart with his independently-released second studio album; clinching the crown by almost 6,000 units, according to Official Charts Company data, after a spectacular push in the final 24 hours.

An emotive body of work, Sick Boi sees Ren candidly confront his physical and mental health battles, having been diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses including Lyme disease.

Ren recently won The MiCannes Songwriter of the Year Award (2023) sponsored by Notting Hill Music.