September 29, 2013 19:00

Kings of Leon score fourth UK Number One album with 'Mechanical Bull'

The Tennessee rockers' sixth album beat off competition from Drake and Jessie J for the top slot

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Kings Of Leon have scored their foruth Number One on the UK Official Albums Chart with their new album 'Mechanical Bull'.

The Tennessee rockers' sixth album was released on Monday (September 23) and has sold over 71,000 copies so far, beating off competition from Drake with his third album 'Nothing Was The Same' (Number Two) and Jessie J with her second album 'Alive' (Number Three). Drake's first week sales tally of 61,000 has made the Canadian rapper's LP the fastest selling hip-hop album of 2013, beating the opening sales of Kanye West’s 'Yeezus' (which sold 25,000 week one) and Jay Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' (39,000).

Elsewhere on the UK Official Albums Charts, Arctic Monkeys slip three places to Number Four after two weeks at the top with 'AM'. Jason Derulo completes this week's Top Five with his third album, 'Tattoos' (Number Five). The album features his Number One single Talk Dirty FT 2 Chainz. Scottish electro pop trio Chvrches are went in at Number Nine with their debut album 'The Bones Of What You Believe'.

On the UK Official Singles Chart, Jason Derulo today claims a second week at Number One with his track Talk Dirty FT 2 Chainz, which features on 'Tattoos'. The US R&B star ended Katy Perry’s two-week run at the top last Sunday with her comeback single, 'Roar', to score his third UK Number One, finishing the week 15,000 copies ahead of Roar, which slid to Number Two.

OneRepublic climb one place to Number Three with 'Counting Stars', while Drake's 'Hold On We're Going Ho'e FT Majid Jordan is up three to Number Four. Avicii’s 'You Make Me' is a non-mover at Number Five.

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