The Chemical Brothers break chart record with new Number One album

Duo now have the most chart-topping albums for any dance act

The Chemical Brothers have broken the record for the most No 1 albums for any dance act, with ‘Born In The Echoes’ becoming the duo’s sixth chart-topping album in this week’s chart.

‘Born In The Echoes’ entered the chart at No 1, following the success of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons’ previous albums ‘Dig Your Own Hole’ (1997), ‘Surrender’ (1999), ‘Come With Us’ (2002), ‘Push The Button’ (2005) and ‘We Are The Night’ (2007). They move ahead of The Prodigy, whose recent album ‘The Day Is My Enemy’ became their fifth No 1.

The album chart sees Years & Years’ ‘Communion’ fall to No 2 after two weeks on top, while the highest new entry is Lamb Of God’s eighth album ‘Sturm Und Drang’ at No 7. Former Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters’ reissue of his 1992 solo album ‘Amused To Death’ enters at No 8, equalling its original chart position 23 years ago.

Other Top 40 new entries are by Sleaford Mods with ‘Key Markets’ at No 11 and Joe Satriani with ‘Shockwave Supernova’ at No 22.

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Little Mix, at No 1 in the singles chart

On the singles chart, Little Mix are at No 1 for a third week with ‘Black Magic’, outselling the runner-up, ‘King’ by Years & Years, by 7,000 copies. The highest new entry is Sigma’s Ella Henderson collaboration ‘Glitterball’ at No 4.

Other new entries are by Foxes, with ‘Body Talk’, the first single from her new album ‘All I Need’ at No 25; former JLS singer Aston Merrygold’s debut solo single ‘Get Stupid’ at No 28 and Disclosure, whose Sam Smith collaboration ‘Omen’ debuts at No 28 ahead of its official release on August 21.
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