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Iron Maiden rock to top of album chart

By Shereen Low

Published 12/09/2015

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Heavy metal rockers Iron Maiden have landed the top spot with their latest album, five years after The Final Frontier in 2010.

The London-based band, led by frontman Bruce Dickinson, released their 16th studio record, The Book Of Souls, which went straight to number one in the UK's Official Albums Chart with combined sales of just over 60,000.

The group's first studio double album and their longest to date, which was delayed while Dickinson recovered from tongue cancer, also topped the vinyl albums charts.

DJ Sigala, originally from Norfolk, toppled Justin Bieber from the number one in the singles chart with his track Easy Love.

The track, which samples the Jackson 5's 1970 Top 10 hit ABC, racked up a combined chart sales figure of over 82,000 this week.

The producer, real name Bruce Fielder, told OfficialCharts.com: "This is so amazing. I had no idea this would ever be a Number One record. I wrote this song in my bedroom on a Sunday evening after a couple of beers. I had no idea it would go to the top of the charts!"

Meanwhile, Bieber earned a spot in history after his new single What Do You Mean? broke the UK's all-time streaming record, clocking up 3.87 million plays in the last seven days.

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