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Stereophonics album Keep The Village Alive tops chart

Stereophonics have scored their sixth number one album after winning the battle for the top spot in this week's Official Albums Chart with Keep The Village Alive.

The Welsh rockers fought off strong competition from Bring Me The Horizon's That's The Spirit, which has placed second, to gain their first number one album since 2007's Pull The Pin.

Frontman Kelly Jones said: "I love this band. To have got to number one on our own record label is amazing. Twenty years in, fans old and new have got us to the top. We love ya! Thank you all. Keep your village alive."

And The Libertines, who reunited earlier this year, are back in the Top 40 with their first studio album in 11 years, Anthems For Doomed Youth, at number three.

Duran Duran earned their tenth UK Top 10 with Paper Gods at number five, a nd former X Factor winner Leona Lewis is back in the charts with her new album I Am - her first since parting ways with Simon Cowell's label Syco - at number 12.

Meanwhile, Justin Bieber has reclaimed his top spot in the Official Singles Chart.

The Canadian pop star bagged his first ever UK number one with What Do You Mean two weeks ago, only to be knocked into second place by Sigala's Easy Love.

But Bieber is back on top this week, after outselling Sigala by more than 15,000 copies.

And Calvin Harris and Disciples's How Deep Is Your Love has climbed back up to number three, pushing Jess Glynne's Don't Be So Hard On Yourself back to number four.

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