Elbow score best-ever albums chart placing but can’t topple Adele

'21' and 'Someone Like You' continue to dominate albums and singles charts

Elbow have scored their best-ever official albums chart placing tonight (March 13) after ‘Build A Rocket Boys!’ went in at Number Two.

The Bury band’s fifth studio album was unable to topple Adele‘s ’21’, which spent a seventh successive week at Number One.

The Tottenham soul singer also spent her fourth week at the summit of the singles chart with ‘Someone Like You’.


Other albums chart new entries included R.E.M at Number Five with ‘Collapse Into Now’ and Noah And The Whale, whose third album ‘Last Night On Earth’ debuted at Number Eight.

There was one new entry in the singles chart Top 10, as Wiz Khalifa‘s debut single ‘Black And Yellow’ went in at Number Five. The top four singles remained unchanged from last week (March 6).

The Top 10 UK albums are:

1. Adele – ’21’
2. Elbow – ‘Build A Rocket Boys!’
3. Jessie J – ‘Who You Are’
4. Adele – ’19’
5. REM – ‘Collapse Into Now’
6. Rihanna – ‘Loud’
7. Bruno Mars – ‘Doo Wops & Hooligans’
8. Noah And The Whale – ‘Last Night On Earth’
9. Avril Lavigne – ‘Goodbye Lullaby’
10. Beady Eye – ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’

The Top 10 UK singles are:

1. Adele – ‘Someone Like You’
2. Jessie J – ‘Price Tag’
3. Rihanna – ‘S&M (Come On)’
4. Lady Gaga – ‘Born This Way’
5. Wiz Khalifa – ‘Black And Yellow’
6. Chris Brown – ‘Yeah 3X’
7. Alexis Jordan – ‘Good Girl’
8. Chipmunk – ‘Champion’
9. Adele – ‘Rolling In The Deep’
10. Bruno Mars – ‘Grenade’

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