February 3, 2013 16:32

Biffy Clyro score first ever Official UK Number One album

Sixth time lucky for the Scottish rockers as 'Opposites' debuts in at the top

Biffy Clyro score first ever Official UK Number One album

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Biffy Clyro have scored their first ever Official UK Album Chart Number One with 'Opposites'.

The Scottish rockers sixth studio album sold an impressive 75,000 copies in its first week, eclipsing the 43,000 previous album 'Only Revolutions' sold, to debut in at the top, according to the Official Charts Company.

The double album is the highest selling new entry of 2013 so far and has knocked 'Les Miserables: The Motion Picture Cast Recording' down to Number Two in the Official UK Album Chart.

Meanwhile, thirty five years after its original release, Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumours' is back in the charts. The seminal album, which has been reissued, enters the chart at Number 3. Emeli Sande's 'Our Version Of Events' is at Number Four and Justin Bieber's 'Believe' is at Number Five.

In the Official UK Singles Chart, Dutch dance duo Bingo Players remain Number One for a second week with 'Get Up (Rattle)', their collaboration with Far East Movement.

Macklemore & Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' is at Number Two, Will.iam and Britney Spears' 'Scream & Shout' is at Number Three, 'I Knew You Were Trouble' by Taylor Swift is at Number Four and Rihanna's 'Stay' completes this week's Top 5.

Elsewhere, 'White Noise', the new release by Disclosure (featuring AlunaGeorge), makes a late-week run for the Top 40, finishing the week at Number 28.

For more on Biffy Clyro and the story behind 'Opposites', pick up a copy of this week's NME digitally or at newsstands now.

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