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Ben Howard pulls off double personal best thanks to The BRITs


Ben Howard pulls off double personal best thanks to The BRITs

By Lauren Kreisler / Photo Credit John Marshall/JME International

Ben Howard, who won gongs for British Male and Breakthrough at Wednesday's BRIT Awards, has also cleaned up this week with a double personal best in the Official Charts.

Singer/songwriter Ben Howard bags his highest chart position to date as sales of debut album Every Kingdom are boosted a massive 583% week on week, climbing 42 places to Number 4 on the Official Albums Chart. The album had previously peaked at Number 6 upon its original release back in October 2011.

Meanwhile over on the Official Singles Chart, Only Love, the track he performed at the ceremony delivers Howard the first Top 10 hit of his career after surging an incredible 181 places to Number 9.

As previously reported, Best Female and Mastercard Album Of The Year Award winner Emeli Sande has returned to Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart for a for a ninth (non-consecutive) week with Our Version Of Events, while sales of Mumford & Sons album, Babel, are up 98% week on week, climbing three places to Number 2.

International Female nominee Taylor Swift jumps 18 places with latest album Red, with current single I Knew You Were Trouble climbing six places to Number 6. Breakthrough nominees Alt-J also return to the Top 20, An Awesome Wave climbs 20 places to Number 13, while International Male winner Frank Ocean's Channel Orange soars 28 places to 19, while Muse's The 2nd Law follows at Number 23, up 33 places.

Returning pop superstar Justin Timberlake nabs two Top 20 singles placings today with Mirrors (Number 4), up 24 places, and comeback single Suit & Tie FT Jay-Z up two places to Number 14.

Robbie Williams' brass-infused former chart topper Candy, has climbed 12 places back into the Top 40 (39), while the album from which it is taken, Take The Crown, is up 9 places to 42.

Finally, The BRIT Awards 2013 album climbs two places from Number 3 to Number 1 today on the Official Compilation Albums Chart.