Belfast Telegraph

Florence claim album chart top spot

Florence And The Machine have gone straight in at number one on the Official Albums Chart.

The band's third studio album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful racked up combined sales of just under 70,000 to claim their third chart-topping record, following 2009's Lungs - which has re-entered the top 40 at 18 - and 2011's Ceremonials.

Former Britain's Got Talent winners Collabro went in at two with their second album Act Two, and Jamie xx is new at three with In Colour.

Simply Red's Big Love went in at number four and Taylor Swift's 1989 rounds off the top five.

Since its release in November last year, 1989 has spent 31 of its 32 weeks in the top 10, slipping out for just one week - to number 11 - in April.

Meanwhile, on the Official Singles Chart Jason Derulo continues his reign at the top with a second week at number one with Want To Want Me.

It overtook midweek leader Natalie La Rose, whose debut single Somebody FT Jeremih jumped 61 places to number two following its full download release this week.

Meanwhile, OMI's Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) is at three and is the week's most-streamed song with 2.33 million plays, while Major Lazer, MO and DJ Snake's Lean On is at four.

Rounding off the top five and logging its fourth week in the top 10 is Skrillex, Diplo and Justin Bieber's Where Are U Now.

This week's highest new entry goes to Lawson, who land their seventh top 20 hit at number 11 with Roads.


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