Emeli Sande scores lowest weekly sales for 18 years in topping the UK album chart

Singer took the top spot with sales of just over 13,000, the lowest total since July 1994

Emeli Sande took the top spot in the Official UK Album Chart yesterday (May 27), but with the lowest sales for a UK Number One album in 18 years.

The singer’s debut album ‘Our Version Of Events’ knocked Keane’s ‘Strangeland’ off the top of the charts, but only sold 13,430 copies in the process of doing so. That’s the lowest total since July 2 1994, when Ace Of Base sold 12,042 copies to top the charts with their album ‘Happy Nation’, reports Music Week.

Even then, the Swedish pop group had actually released that album in February 1993, meaning it had been available for purchase for just under 18 months when it returned to the top spot.

The Enemy, meanwhile, entered at Number Nine with their new album ‘Streets In The Sky’ with sales of 9,854, that’s compared to first weeks sales of 39,191 for their 2007 debut ‘We’ll Live And Die In These Towns’ and 35,363 for their second album ‘Music For The People’.

Emeli Sande is playing at this year’s T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross. To check the availability of T In The Park 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.