Mumford & Sons knock Blur off the top of the Official UK Albums Chart

'The Magic Whip' spent just a week at Number 1

Mumford and Sons‘ new album ‘Wilder Mind’ has gone straight to the top of the Official UK Albums Chart at the expense of Blur’s ‘The Magic Whip’, which is down to 2.

Blur last week raced straight to Number 1 on the back of their latest LP’s release, but their stay at the top has proven to be short lived.

Scoring 81,300 chart sales upon release, ‘Wilder Mind’ marks a return to the top for the band. They last enjoyed the spot back in July 2013, when second album ‘Babel’ went to Number 1 for the third time nine months after its release. To date, the record has sold just over one million copies.

Stricken singer Sam Smith returns to the Top 5 with ‘In The Lonely Hour’, as does Ed Sheeran’s ‘x’, which rises three places to Number 4. Sia’s ‘1,000 Forms Of Fear’ climbs eight places to round off the Top 5.

Elsewhere, Django Django go in at Number 15 with second album ‘Born Under Saturn’, while Iggy Azalea sprints 80 places with ‘Reclassified’, re-entering the Top 40 at Number 38.

In the Singles Chart, OMI’s reggae-pop hit ‘Cheerleader’ stays at Number 1, finishing over 14,000 chart sales ahead of Wiz Khalifa’s former chart-topper ‘See You Again’, which is at Number 2. Cheerleader was also the most streamed track of the week with over 3.2 million listens.