Paul Weller scores Number One UK album with ‘Sonik Kicks’

Katy Perry ends Gotye's reign at top of Official Singles Chart with 'Part Of Me'

Paul Weller has notched up his fourth solo Number One album, after knocking Military Wives’ ‘In My Dreams’ off the top spot of the Official UK Albums Chart.

The Modfather entered straight in at the peak of the charts with his eleventh studio album, ‘Sonik Kicks’ – one better than 2010’s ‘Wake Up The Nation’, which could only manage Number Two.

The album’s high debut knocks Military Wives down to Number Three. Incredibly, Weller managed to hold off a late surge by David Guetta’s ‘Nothing But The Beat’, which jumped 7 places, by just 250 copies, reports the Official Charts Company.

Elsewhere in the albums chart, The Shins managed the second highest new entry, landing in Number Eleven. Odd Future just made it into the charts, with ‘The OF Tape Vol. 2’ debuting at Number Forty.

Meanwhile, Katy Perry finally ended Goyte’s dominance of the UK Singles Chart, after his run of four consecutive weeks at the top, with her new single ‘Part Of Me’. The track is Perry’s third UK Number One and her ninth Top 10 hit.

The week’s second highest new entry comes courtesy of Jamaican singer Sean Paul whose new single, ‘She Doesn’t Mind’, debuts at Number 2.

Official Album Chart Top 5 is:

1.’Sonik Kicks’ – Paul Weller
2.’Nothing But The Beat’ – David Guetta
3.’In My Dreams’ – Military Wives
4.’Our Version Of Events’ – Emeli Sande
5. ’21’ – Adele

Official Singles Chart Top 5 is:

1.’Part Of Me’ – Katy Perry
2.’She Doesn’t Mind’ – Sean Paul
3.’Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye Ft. Kembra
4.’Last Time’ – Labrinth
5.’Starships’ – Nicki Minaj