Kings Of Leon break digital sales record with new Number One album

Bruno Mars once again tops the UK singles chart

Kings Of Leon have gone straight in at Number One on the UK Official Albums Chart with their fifth album ‘Come Around Sundown’.

The record-breaking release has scored the biggest first week digital album sales in chart history and its total of 183,000 sales also means that the follow-up to 2008’s ‘Only By The Night’ has the biggest first week sales of any album so far in 2010.

‘Come Around Sundown’ is the band’s third Number One album in the UK.


The only other new entries in the Official Albums Chart Top 10 are both from The Beatles, and their newly re-mastered compliations, ‘1967-1970’ (known as ‘The Blue Album’) and ‘1962-1966’ (known as ‘The Red Album’), which went in at Number Four and Number Six.

Bruno Mars has returned to the Number One position in the Official Singles Chart with ‘Just The Way You Are (Amazing)’, which first entered the charts at Number One four weeks ago.

Other new entries include The Wanted with ‘Heart Vacancy’ at Number Two, Katy Perry with ‘Firework’ at Number Five, Jay Sean with ‘2012 (It Ain’t The End)’ which features Nicki Minaj at Number Nine and N-Dubz with ‘Best Behaviour’ at Number Ten.

The UK Top Ten singles are:

1. Bruno Mars – ‘Just The Way You Are (Amazing)’
2. The Wanted – ‘Heart Vacancy’
3. Duck Sauce – ‘Barbra Streisand’
4. Cee Lo Green – ‘Forget You’
5. Katy Perry – ‘Firework’
6. Mike Posner – ‘Cooler Than You’
7. Swedish House Mafia – ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’ (feat. Tinie Tempah)
8. Tinie Tempah – ‘Written In The Stars’ (feat. Eric Turner)
9. Jay Sean – ‘2012 (It Ain’t The End)’ (feat. Nicki Minaj)
10. N-Dubz – ‘Best Behaviour’

The UK Top Ten albums are:


1. Kings of Leon – ‘Come Around Sundown’
2. Robbie Williams – ‘In And Out Of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010’
3. Tinie Tempah – ‘Disc-Overy’
4. The Beatles – ‘1967-1970’
5. Katy Perry – ‘Teenage Dream’
6. The Beatles – ‘1962-1966’
7. Michael Buble – ‘Crazy Love’
8. The Script – ‘Science & Faith’
9. Pixie Lott – ‘Turn It Up’
10. Plan B – ‘The Defamation Of Strickland Banks’

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