September 14, 2008 19:00

Metallica beat Glasvegas to Number One

Plus Kings Of Leon knock Katy Perry off the top of the singles chart

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Metallica have beaten Glasvegas to the top of the UK albums chart.

The rockers' ninth studio album 'Death Magnetic' entered at the top spot ahead of the Scottish band's self-titled debut, which debuted at Number Two.

In the singles stakes, Kings Of Leon's 'Sex On Fire' debuted at Number One, ending Katy Perry's five-week stint at the top with 'I Kissed A Girl', which slipped to Number Two.

"We're Number One? That sure beats the hell out of being Number Two," Kings Of Leon's Nathan Followill told NME.COM when he heard the news.

Glasvegas' James Allan told NME.COM he never expected to beat Metallica in the album chart battle. See the Glasvegas NME chart news story for the full interview with the singer/guitarist.

The original release date for 'Death Magnetic' was last Friday (September 12). However, the Metallica album was released early, with shops selling copies on Wednesday (September 10).

Elbow's Nationwide Mercury Prize success on Tuesday (September 9) resulted in a leap in sales for their award-winning album, 'The Seldom Seen Kid', propelling it to Number Seven.

The top ten UK singles are:

1. Kings Of Leon - 'Sex On Fire'
2. Katy Perry - 'I Kissed A Girl'
3. Cliff Richard - 'Thank You For A Lifetime'
4. Pussycat Dolls - 'When I Grow Up'
5. Rihanna - 'Disturbia'
6. Eric Prydz - 'Pjanoo'
7. The Script - 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved'
8. Madcon - 'Beggin''
9. Kid Rock - 'All Summer Long'
10. Biffy Clyro - 'Mountains'


The top ten UK albums are:

1. Metallica - 'Death Magnetic'
2. Glasvegas - 'Glasvegas'
3. Rihanna - 'Good Girl Gone Bad'
4. The Verve - 'Forth'
5. Duffy - 'Rockferry'
6. The Script - 'The Script'
7. Elbow - 'The Seldom Seen Kid'
8. Michael Jackson - 'King Of Pop'
9. Abba - 'Gold: The Greatest Hits'
10. Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends'


Have your say on the final chart positions on the NME Metallica/Glasvegas chart blog now.

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