One Direction top Official Record Store Chart

The boyband's 'Midnight Memories' fends off competition from Robbie Williams' 'Swings Both Ways'

One Direction‘s ‘Midnight Memories’ tops this week’s Official Record Store Chart.

The album beat off competition from Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams to land the top spot. The Official Record Store Chart reflects sales in the UK’s independent record shops. It was launched as part of last year’s Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record shops.

Elsewhere in the Top 10 Eminem’s ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2′ is at nine, while former Number One Arctic Monkeys’ ‘AM’ lands at six. The three new entries in this week’s chart come from Gary Barlow (3), A Day To Remember (5) and Olly Murs (7).

The chart is made up of sales of albums from around 100 independent record retailers who participate in Record Store Day UK. The full Top 40 features every week in the new-look NME.

Official Record Store Chart (November 24)

1. One Direction – ‘Midnight Memories’
2. Robbie Williams – ‘Swings Both Ways’
3. Gary Barlow – ‘Since I Saw You’
4. Jake Bugg – ‘Shangri La’
5. A Day To Remember – ‘Common Courtesy’
6. Arctic Monkeys – ‘AM’
7. Olly Murs – ‘Right Place Right Time’
8. Elvis Presley – ‘The Nation’s Favourite Elvis Songs’
9. Eminem – ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’
10. London Grammar – ‘If You Wait’

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