Catfish And The Bottlemen score first No 1 album

Drake remains top single for an eighth week.

Catfish and the Bottlemen have scored their first No 1 album, after ‘The Ride’ entered the album chart at the top spot.

‘The Ride’ is the band’s second album, beating the No 10 peak of ‘The Balcony’ in 2014. They said in a statement: “It’s class to be No 1 with the new album. We’re made up with that.” The album beat Drake, whose ‘Views’ remains at No 2.

ABC enter at No 5 with ‘The Lexicon Of Love 2’, the sequel to their 1982 chart-topping album ‘The Lexicon Of Love’. It’s the Sheffield band’s first Top 10 album since their fourth album ‘Alphabet City’ reached No 7 in 1987.

Fifth Harmony are the other Top 10 new entry, with ‘7/27’ at No 6. Other Top 40 new entries are by Architects (15), Flume (25) and Beth Orton (40).

While Drake was beaten to No 1 album, his single ‘One Dance’ is No 1 for an eighth week. The last single to be No 1 for eight weeks was ‘Umbrella’ by Rihanna, which had a 10-week run at No 1 in 2007. Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ remains at No 2.

Clean Bandit are the highest new entry. Their collaboration with The X Factor winner Louisa Johnson, ‘Tears’, enters at No 6. The only other Top 40 new entries are Adele at 34 and One Republic at 36.