Adele tops UK album chart with ’21’

Plus Beady Eye and The Vaccines enter UK singles chart

Adele has shot straight to the top of the UK albums chart today (January 30).

The singer scored the year’s highest record sales so far with 208,000 for ’21’ in its first week of release.

She also recorded the biggest January album for five years since Arctic Monkeys sold 363,000 copies of their 2006 debut ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.

Elsewhere in the albums chart, P Diddy‘s album ‘Last Train To Paris’ with his latest group Diddy Dirty Money went in at 24 while The Joy Formidable‘s debut ‘The Big Roar’ went in at 31.

Funeral Party are also in at 37 with their first record ‘The Golden Age Of Nowhere’.

In the singles chart, Ke$ha has shot straight to Number One with ‘We R Who We R’.

Elsewhere, Liam Gallagher‘s new band Beady Eye have scored their first chart entry at 31 with debut single ‘The Roller’ and The Vaccines are a place below with ‘Post Break Up Sex’.

The Top Ten UK singles are:

1. Ke$ha – ‘We R Who We R’
2. Bruno Mars – ‘Grenade’
3. Adele – ‘Rolling In The Deep’
4. Diddy Dirty Money – ‘Coming Home’
5. Chase & Status – ‘Blind (feat. Liam Bailey)
6. Jessie J – ‘Do It Like A Dude’
7. Wretch 32 featuring L – ‘Traktor’
8. Britney Spears – ‘Hold It Against Me’
9. Rihanna featuring Drake – ‘What’s My Name’
10. Chris Brown – ‘Yeah 3X’

The Top Ten UK albums are:

1. Adele – ’21’
2. Bruno Mars – ‘Doo-Wops & Hooligans’
3. Rihanna – ‘Loud’
4. Adele – ’19’
5. Cee Lo Green – ‘The Lady Killer’
6. Ellie Goulding – ‘Lights’
7. Imelda May – ‘Mayhem’
8. Eliza Doolittle – ‘Eliza Doolittle’
9. Alfie Boe – ‘Bring Him Home’
10. Plan B – ‘The Defamation Of Strickland Banks’