Kanye West's 'Yeezus' enters the Official UK Album Chart at Number One
Meanwhile, Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' becomes UK's second biggest-selling single of 2013
The 'New Slaves' rapper's sixth studio album was released on Tuesday (June 18) and has become West's first UK Number One album since 2007's 'Graduation', and his fourth UK Top 10 album over all, reports the Official Charts Company.
Last week's chart-topper, Black Sabbath's '13', is down one spot to Number Two, while Kodaline's 'In A Perfect World' – which was leading the race for Number One on Wednesday's Official Chart update – is at Number Three. The Top 5 is completed by Rod Stewart's 'Time' (4) and Passenger's 'All The Little Lights' (5).
Elsewhere in the Official UK Album Chart, rapper J. Cole scores his highest charting album to date with 'Born Sinner', while Sigur Ros bag their third UK Top 10 with 'Kveikur' (9). This week's new entries are completed by Hans Zimmer's soundtrack to the new Superman film, Man Of Steel (20).
Meanwhile, in the Official UK Singles Chart, Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' becomes the UK's second biggest-selling single of 2013 as it remains at Number One for a fourth consecutive week. The track has sold a total of 718,000 copies so far.
Jason Derulo's 'The Other Side' is at Number Two, Naughty Boy and Sam Smith's 'La La La' is at Number Three, while Passenger's 'Let Her Go' falls one place to Number Four. 'Goin' Crazy' by Dizzee Rascal feat. Robbie Williams completes this week's Top 5.
Along with Jason Derulo and Dizzee Rascal, there are three other new entries in this week's Official UK Singles Chart Top 40. Tom Odell's 'Another Love' is at Number 10, Arctic Monkeys' surprise new track 'Do I Wanna Know?' is at Number 11 and London Grammar's 'Wasting My Years' is at Number 31.