Belfast Telegraph

Adele keeps top spot in albums chart after Brit Awards triumph

Adele held her spot at the top of the Official Albums Chart after her triumph at the Brit Awards 2016.

The singer scored four wins at the ceremony on Wednesday evening, including British album of the year for her comeback record 25. The album has now spent nine non-consecutive weeks at number one.

Her single When We Were Young, the second single from 25, has also reached a new high at number 13 following her performance at the Brits.

But it failed to follow in the footsteps of Someone Like You, which soared from number 46 in the charts to number one after she sang it at the Brits in 2011.

Brit Award-winning performers dominate the album chart, according to figures from the Official Charts Company.

David Bowie, who was remembered in a musical tribute by Lorde and a moving speech by friends Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman, is at number two with his Best Of Bowie retrospective.

Critics' Choice Award winner Jack Garratt has entered at number three with his debut album Phase, and Justin Bieber - who scooped up the award for international male solo artist - is at number four.

Coldplay, who opened the show with Hymn For The Weekend and won the award for British group, are at number five.

James Bay's debut album Chaos And The Calm has leapt 10 places to number seven.

The singer, who won the Critics' Choice Award last year, had a successful evening at the Brits, performing Hold Back The River, accompanying Bieber on guitar and winning British male solo artist.

Danish band Lukas Graham have scored a third week at number one on the Official Singles Chart in a week with heavy competition from Brit-nominated and Brit-winning artists.

Their track 7 Years enjoyed its second highest chart sales total since its release, with a combined figure of 131,000. The track was also the most streamed this week, with over 5.3 million plays.

Rihanna's performance of Work feat Drake at the Brits - which featured a surprise appearance by Drake himself - has helped her reach a new peak of number two.

Bieber's Love Yourself also climbed back two places to number five following his Brits performance.


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