Bastille beat Nick Cave to score second Number One album with ‘Wild World’

The Chainsmokers’ 'Closer' retains top spot of UK Singles Chart

Bastille have beaten Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds to claim their spot at the top of the UK Album Chart with ‘Wild World’.

‘Wild World’ follows debut record, ‘Bad Blood’, debuting straight in at Number One with combined sales of 36,000.

Bastille said of the feat: “This feels very surreal. Obviously it’s amazing! This album has been a real labour of love for us… making it has been the one constant through all the madness of the last couple of years.”

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds come in at Number Two, with sixteenth studio album ‘Skeleton Tree’. It is their fourth Top 10 entry and their highest charting release.

Placing at Number Three is the 1977 re-release of The Beatles’ sole official live album ‘Live at the Hollywood Bowl.’ The updated version is their 32nd Top Five album.

In at Number Four is Meat Loaf’s 13th studio album, ‘Braver Than We Are’, while last week’s Number One, ‘Cartwheels’ by country duo Ward Thomas, falls to Number Five.

There are three new entries to this week’s album charts: Twin Atlantic with ‘GLA’ (Number 9) and Teenage Fanclub with ‘Here’ (Number 10). They join KT Tunstall with ‘Kin’ at Number Seven, her highest charting collection in six years, and her fourth Top 10 ranking.

On the UK Singles Chart, The Chainsmokers’ ‘Closer’ retains its spot at the top. The collaboration with Halsey has kept its reign for a third week, notching up 89,000 combined sales.

At Number Two, DJ Snake and Justin Bieber’s ‘Let Me Love You’ is still 31,000 behind ‘Closer’, while Major Lazer’s former Number One, ‘Cold Water’, holds at Number Three, ‘Dancing On My Own’ by Calum Scott is a non-mover at Number Four. The biggest climber of the week comes from Sia, as ‘The Greatest’ climbs 44 places to Number Five.

As the highest new entry of this week’s Top 40, Lady Gaga’s comeback track, ‘Perfect Illusion’, lands at Number 12. The song serves as the lead single from forthcoming album, ‘Joanne’, out October 21.
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