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Saturday 20 December 2014

Buble album debuts at number one

Michael Buble's latest album sold 121,000 copies in its opening week
Michael Buble's latest album sold 121,000 copies in its opening week

Michael Buble has scored the fastest selling album of the year - and his own career - after his latest recording outsold the rest of the top five combined this week.

To Be Loved, the Canadian crooner's third UK number one album in a row, amassed a total of 121,000 sales in its opening week, according to the Official Charts Company.

Michael's latest has overtaken Crazy Love as the best-selling opening week of all of his albums to date, and also surpasses this year's previous fastest seller - Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience, which sold 106,000 copies in its first week last month.

Recently reunited rockers Fall Out Boy debuted at number two with their fifth album Save Rock And Roll, while Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events was at number three.

P!nk's The Truth About Love sat in the number four position, and Justin's offering was at number five.

In the singles chart, east London drum and bass four-piece Rudimental found themselves celebrating their second number one in 12 months with Waiting All Night featuring Ella Eyre.

They emerged triumphant in a head-to-head with global pop megastars Will.I.Am and Justin Bieber as their song #ThatPower went in at number two.

Rudimental's track finished the week almost 38,000 copies ahead of the pop duo.

Piers Aggett, from Rudimental, told OfficialCharts.com: "Wow! Thank you to everyone who's bought Waiting All Night. We do love you, man. We can't believe we've just got another Number 1... It's unreal."

Daft Punk entered this week's top three after selling 50,000 copies in 48 hours of new single Get Lucky featuring Pharrell Williams. Last week's chart-topper Duke Dumont's Need U (100%) FT A*M*E, fell three places to number four, and P!nk's Just Give Me A Reason featuring Nate Ruess rounded off this week's top five.

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