Michael Jackson scores 10th UK Number One album with posthumous release

The Black Keys make do with Number Two in Official Albums Chart for 'Turn Blue'

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Michael Jackson has scored his 10th Official Albums Chart Number One album this evening (May 18) with posthumous release 'Xscape'.

The album includes eight unreleased songs worked on by contemporary artists and producers, including Timbaland and Stargate. The album is the project of executive producer LA Reid, who was granted unlimited access to four decades' worth of Jackson's vocal material.

Close behind, The Black Keys have had their highest ever charting UK album with 'Turn Blue' in at Number Two. Other new entries in the Top 40 include Foxes' debut album 'Glorious', which is in at Number Five and Blondie's 'Blondie 4(0)-Ever' collection - which is a greatest hits and their new album 'Ghosts Of Download' combined - at Number 16. Swans have had their highest charting UK album with 'To Be Kind' at Number 38.

Meanwhile, in the Official Singles Chart, Rita Ora has taken the Number One spot with 'I Will Never Let You Down', her fourth chart-topping track. "I've just found out I'm Number One with 'I Will Never Let You Down' and it's amazing!" said the singer. "It's crazy that it's the fourth one! I'm honoured. As you can see, I have no words! I can't believe it… I'm just so happy that my fans are so supportive because this is a special, personal song for me." The track was written by Ora's boyfriend Calvin Harris, and is the ninth Number One that the producer and DJ has been involved with. Ora added: "He's had such an incredible career in his own right. It was such a clear, easy song to do. There was nobody else involved other than me and Calvin. It all happened really naturally."

Eurovision Song Contest winner, Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst had this week's second highest new entry, with 'Rise Like A Phoenix' coming at Number 17.

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