The Xmas Factor hits the albums market this week as sales of Olly Murs’ chart-topping album have accelerated in the festive rush.
Shoppers have picked up more than 103,000 copies of Olly Murs’ Right Place, Right Time, to give the 28 year old hailing from Essex his second week on the Official Albums Chart throne.
Similarly, Michael Buble’s Christmas album, which was the second biggest selling album of 2011 (behind Adele’s 21), is up two places to Number 2 this week after increasing sales week on week by 60% to 86,000 copies.
One Direction’s Take Me Home (Number 3) is down one and the Official Albums Chart Top 5 is completed by Rod Stewart’s Merry Christmas, Baby (4), and Neil Diamond’s The Very Best Of (5).
New Entries And Highest Climbers
There are four new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart.
Leading the way is Jools Holland’s The Golden Age Of Song at Number 21. Backed by his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, and featuring collaborations with everyone from Paloma Faith to Paolo Nutini, Jessie J, Amy Winehouse, Paul Weller and Tom Jones.
Welsh choir Only Boys Aloud score a debut Top 40 hit with their eponymous debut release, landing at Number 32 today, followed by The Bee Gees’ Greatest Hits collection, Mythology (33).
The Official Albums Chart Top 40 new entries is completed by N-Dubz frontwoman and X Factor judge Tulisa, as herdebut solo album The Female Boss, ends the week at Number 35.
Following her performance on the X Factor over the weekend, P!nk’s latest album, The Truth About Love, shoots up 17 places to Number 11, and Paloma Faith’s Fall To Grace is up 11 places to Number 18.
The Official Albums Chart Chart Top 10 is as follows. See the full Top 100 here after 7pm.
|1||RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME||OLLY MURS|
|3||TAKE ME HOME||ONE DIRECTION|
|4||MERRY CHRISTMAS BABY||ROD STEWART|
|5||THE VERY BEST OF||NEIL DIAMOND|
|7||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|8||TAKE THE CROWN||ROBBIE WILLIAMS|
|10||MAGIC OF THE MOVIES||ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS OR|
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