January 6, 2013 17:54

Emeli Sandé makes UK Album Chart history with most consecutive weeks inside Top 10

Meanwhile, Calvin Harris reclaims the UK Number One album and James Arthur is at the top of the UK Singles Chart

Emeli Sandé makes UK Album Chart history with most consecutive weeks inside Top 10

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Emeli Sande has made UK Album Chart history with the most number of consecutive weeks in the Top 10 for a solo debut album.

Sandé is the first ever solo artist to notch up an unbroken run of 47 weeks inside the Top 10 with a debut album, and only the second act in history behind The Beatles, who scored 62 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 with their 1963 debut 'Please Please Me', reports the Official Charts Company.

'Our Version Of Events' has sold an impressive 1.43 million copies in the UK since its release just under a year ago, and has spent a staggering seven weeks in the Number One spot. It is this week's Number Two.

Meanwhile, Calvin Harris has reclaimed the top spot in the Official UK Album Chart with '18 Months'. Released in October 2012, '18 Months' debuted in at Number One but was knocked off the top spot after a week. Now, over three months since the release of his second album, Calvin Harris is back on top.

Ed Sheeran's '+' is this week's Number Three having leapt 10 places, Jake Bugg's self-titled debut album is back in the Top 10 at Number Four and Bruno Mars completes the Top 5 with his album 'Unorthodox Jukebox', holding on to Number Five.

In the Official UK Singles Chart, X Factor winner James Arthur holds on for a third week at Number One with 'Impossible'. 'Scream & Shout' by will.i.am and Britney Spears is at Number Two, Psy's 'Gangnam Style is at Number Three, 'Locked Out Of Heaven' by Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift's 'I Knew You Were Trouble' are at Number Four and Five respectively.

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