February 10, 2013 18:45

Les Misérables soundtrack denies The Courteeners their first UK Number One Album

While Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' tops the Official UK Singles chart

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Courteeners

'Les Misérables – The Motion Picture Cast Recording' has reclaimed the Official UK Album Chart top spot, denying The Courteeners their first UK Number One.

The Manchester band had been in the lead in the mid-week chart, but sales of their third album 'Anna' dropped off towards the end of the week and finishes five spots down at Number 6. A late surge in sales gives the Les Misérables soundtrack its third, non-consecutive week at the top, according to the Official Charts Company.

Jake Bugg's self-titled debut album has jumped four places to Number Two, last week's chart-topper, Biffy Clyro's 'Opposites', is down two places to Number Three and Emeli Sande celebrates the one-year anniversary of her debut album, 'Our Version Of Events', with a Number Four chart placing. Fleetwood Mac's reissued 'Rumours' completes this week's Top 5.

Elsewhere, Frightened Rabbit have secured their first ever Top 10 album with 'Pedestrian Verse'. The album is the Scottish band's fourth record but it is their first on a Major Label.

In the Official UK Singles Chart, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' 'Thrift Shop' is this week's Number One. Debuting in January just inside the Top 100, the track has quickly climbed the charts, selling 157,000 copies.

Disclosure and AlunaGeorge's collaboration, 'White Noise', has climbed an incredible 26 places to finish the week at Number 2, while Bingo Player's 'Get Up (Rattle)' is down two spots to Number Three. Emeli Sande's 'Clown' is at Number Four and Fall Out Boy's comeback single, 'My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark', is new in at Number Five.

Read More On This Artist

Video: Walk Onstage With Courteeners

More News
Primus preparing to release 'Willy Wonka' tribute album
BBC Introducing Stage line-up announced for upcoming Reading and Leeds festivals
TV On The Radio announce new album 'Seeds'
Two more Led Zeppelin albums to be remastered and reissued
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett release duet ahead of new collaboration album
Timbaland confirms work on new 'game changer' single with Missy Elliott
Beck walks with his past self and the Grim Reaper in video for 'Heart Is A Drum'
Mitch Winehouse to release new Amy Winehouse charity album
Metallica's Lars Ulrich tips AC/DC for next year's Glastonbury
Blink-182's Tom Delonge selling setlist from band's first ever gig
Damon Albarn: 'New Blur album may just be one of those records that never comes out'
BBC Radio 1 deny claims that La Roux was excluded from playlist for being 'too old'
Confusion surrounds Lil Wayne's involvement with Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo
One Direction's Zayn Malik gets death threats after #FreePalestine tweet
Michelle Shocked releases silent album with tracks named after digital music executives
Further Ted Nugent casino performances cancelled over 'racist' comments
The Co-op staff complain as supermarket switches to only playing music by unsigned artists
Muse say 'heavy' new album will be released next summer
Lady Gaga appears as waitress in new 'Sin City' trailer – watch
Foo Fighters announce September live date at London's Olympic Park
Former Lostprophets member on Ian Watkins abuse: 'How could you know? How would you know?'
Pussy Riot to sue Russian government over imprisonment

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today