Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ hits the top spot in the UK Album Chart

Gotye reaches 500,000 sales to remain Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart

Bruce Springsteen has bagged his ninth Official Number 1 album in the UK with the critically acclaimed ‘Wrecking Ball’.

The Boss saw off stiff competition from the Military Wives, who could only reach Number 2 with their new album ‘In My Dreams’.

Springsteen pipped The Wives to the post by a small margin of just 18,000 sales, reports the Official Charts Company.

With little movement in the middle of the Top 10 list, Lionel Richie’s ‘Tuskegee’ is this week’s third highest new entry in at Number 7; climbing one place since Wednesday’s Official Chart update..

Dry The River‘s debut album ‘Shallow Bed’ failed to break into the Top 20, but has reached a respectable Number 28.

In the singles chart, Gotye held on to the top spot to for his fourth, non-consecutive Number 1. The Aussie singer has now reached half a million sales for his single ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’.

Elsewhere, all-new girl band Stooshe have notched their first Top 5 single with ‘Love Me’, while 2011 X Factor finalist Marcus Collins is at Number 9 with his cover of The White Stripes‘ ‘Seven Nation Army’.