Florence And The Machine’s ‘Lungs’ finally tops UK albums chart

Vampire Weekend's 'Contra' is highest new entry

Florence And The Machine‘s debut album ‘Lungs’ has finally topped the UK albums chart tonight (January 17) after spending 28 consecutive weeks in the Top 40.

Florence Welch and her band released the record in July 2009. It went in at Number Two, and stayed there for five weeks, being only held off from the top spot by a Michael Jackson compilation, which went to the top spot after the singer’s death.

US indie band Vampire Weekend are the highest new entry at Three with their second album, ‘Contra’. You Me At Six‘s ‘Hold Me Down’ goes in Number Five, while the hotly-tipped Delphic enter at Eight with their debut ‘Acolyte’.

In the Singles Chart, IYAZ‘s ‘Replay’ is Number One for a second week, while the success of the new Channel 4/E4 series Glee has led to two versions of Journey’s 1981 soft rock anthem ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ appearing in the Top Ten. The ‘Glee’ Cast‘s version is at Number Five, while the original version stays at Number Six.

UK rapper/singer Plan B‘s ‘Stay Too Long’ is another new entry, at Nine.

This week’s Top Ten UK singles are:

1. Iyaz – ‘Replay’
2. Owl City – ‘Fireflies’
3. Sidney Samson – ‘Riverside (Let’s Go)’
4. 3OH!3 – ‘Starstrukk’
5. ‘Glee’ Cast – ‘Don’t Stop Believing’
6. Journey – ‘Don’t Stop Believing’
7. Lady Gaga – ‘Bad Romance’
8. Florence And The Machine – ‘You’ve Got The Love’
9. Plan B – ‘Stay Too Long’
10. Alexandra Burke – ‘Broken Heels’

This week’s Top Ten UK albums are:

1. Florence And The Machine – ‘Lungs’
2. Paolo Nutini – ‘Sunny Side Up’
3. Vampire Weekend – ‘Contra’
4. Lady Gaga – ‘The Fame’
5. You Me At Six – ‘Hold Me Down’
6. Andre Rieu – ‘Forever Vienna’
7. Alicia Keys – ‘The Element Of Freedom’
8. Delphic – ‘Acolyte’
9. Mumford And Sons – ‘Sigh No More’
10. Pixie Lott – ‘Turn It Up’