Rudimental have earned their second Number One album with ‘We The Generation’ holding off competition from Ed Sheeran to top this week’s Official UK Album Chart (October 9).
The Hackney group’s second album was released last week (October 2) and goes straight in at Number One. The album features guest spots from Sheeran, Bobby Womack, Lianne La Havas and Dizzee Rascal as well as the singles ‘Never Let You Go’ and ‘I Will For Love’.
Rudimental previously hit Number One with their 2013 debut ‘Home’ and finished the week with double the amount of sales of nearest rival Sheeran and his album ‘X’.
Elsewhere in the Album Chart, Editors are new at Number Five with new record ‘In Dream’ while Aviccii is new at Number Nine with his latest album ‘Stories’
Janet Jackson, meanwhile, just misses the Top Ten with her ‘Unbreakable’ entering at Number 11. The record is her first studio album in seven years.
Squeeze score their first Top 40 record in 22 years with ‘Cradle To The Grave’ entering at Number 12. US metal band Trivium land at Number 19 with their 17th album ‘Silence In The Snow’ while Clutch make their UK Top 40 debut with their 11th album ‘Psychic Warfare’ at 20.
In a busy week for new entries, Irish duo Foster & Allen earn their 21st Top 40 album with ‘Celebration’ (30). Josh Homme and Jesse Hughes’ Eagles Of Death Metal score their first UK Top 40 album with ‘Zipper Down’ at 32, and Mercury Rev are new at 39 with ‘The Light In You’.