The Killers have topped the UK Album Chart, with their fourth album ‘Battle Born’ entering at Number One.
With an opening sale of 94,000 copies, it is the third fastest selling album of 2012 behind Lana Del Rey‘s ‘Born To Die’ and Emeli Sande’s ‘Our Version Of Events’, reports the Official Charts Company.
The band held off Pink’s ‘The Truth About Love’, which also sold over 80,000 copies, giving the singer the second highest new entry of the week as she takes the Number Two spot.
The Script’s ‘#3’ is down one to Number Three, The xx are at Number Four with their second album ‘Coexist’ while Emeli Sande remains in the Top Five with ‘Our Version Of Events’.
Elsewhere, Grizzly Bear and Band Of Horses score their highest UK Album Chart position to date, with their album’s ‘Shields’ and ‘Mirage Rock’ entering at 17 and 20 respectively.
In the UK Singles Chart, The Script held off a late surge in sales from PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ and Example’s ‘Say Nothing’ to keep the Number One position.
Despite the latest media attention surrounding the K-Pop travesty, the track could only manage to reach Number Three in the chart, one behind Example. Ne-Yo is at Number Four with ‘Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love)’ and Pink’s ‘Blow Me (One Last Kiss)’ makes up the Top Five.
Elsewhere, it seems the late release date of the Nick Clegg spoof charity single hampered its chance of breaking into the Top 100, as it enters the Official Charts at Number 142. Bookmakers had given odds of 25/1 for the song, created by satire website The Poke, to debut in at Number One today.