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Depeche Mode take on Justin Timberlake for albums crown

27/03/2013

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Depeche Mode take on Justin Timberlake for albums crown

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Justin Timberlake battles it out with Depeche Mode for this week’s Official Albums Chart Number 1.

After knocking David Bowie’s The Next Day off the top of the Official Albums Chart on Sunday, Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience this week goes head to head with Depeche Mode in the battle for a second week at Number 1.

The US chart star not only notched up his third consecutive Number 1 album in a row, his latest full-length, The 20/20 Experience, also became the fastest selling album of 2013 with sales of nearly 106,000 copies during its first week.

However, this week Justin faces tough competition from returning electronic kings Depeche Mode, who’s thirteenth studio album, Delta Machine (Number 2), is just 4,000 copies behind The 20/20 Experience at this midway stage. Depeche Mode’s last Top 5 album was 2009’s Sounds Of The Universe.

This week’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 5 is completed by David Bowie’s The Next Day (3), Bastille’s Bad Blood (4), and The Strokes’ latest studio album, Comedown Machine, which is new in at Number 5 today.

New Entries

In addition to Depeche Mode (Number 2) and The Strokes (5), there are seven other new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 40.

Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton is set to debut inside the Top 10 on Sunday with his 20th solo album, Old Sock (10), while fellow guitar hero Joe Bonamassa is new in at Number 12 with his latest release, An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera.

Birmingham-based indie rockers Peace enters at Number 14 today with their debut album In Love. Simple Minds’ new Greatest Hits collection, Celebrate, is at Number 14, closely followed by British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden’s Maiden England ’88 (20).

This week’s new entries are completed by OneRepublic’s Native (27) and Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being 2 at Number 28.

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

1 THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
2 DELTA MACHINE DEPECHE MODE
3 THE NEXT DAY DAVID BOWIE
4 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
5 COMEDOWN MACHINE THE STROKES
6 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
7 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE P!NK
8 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
9 LES MISERABLES MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
10 OLD SOCK ERIC CLAPTON
11 THE LUMINEERS THE LUMINEERS
12 AN ACOUSTIC EVENING AT THE VIENNA OPERA JOE BONAMASSA
13 GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN STEREOPHONICS
14 IN LOVE PEACE
15 CELEBRATE - THE GREATEST HITS SIMPLE MINDS
16 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
17 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME OLLY MURS
18 TAKE ME HOME ONE DIRECTION
19 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
20 MAIDEN ENGLAND '88 IRON MAIDEN
21 WHAT ABOUT NOW BON JOVI
22 RED TAYLOR SWIFT
23 18 MONTHS CALVIN HARRIS
24 EVERY KINGDOM BEN HOWARD
25 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
26 GIRL WHO GOT AWAY DIDO
27 NATIVE ONEREPUBLIC
28 I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING 2 LIL WAYNE
29 OPPOSITES BIFFY CLYRO
30 UNAPOLOGETIC RIHANNA
31 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
32 BLOODSPORTS SUEDE
33 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION
34 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT DAVID GUETTA
35 NUMBER 3 THE SCRIPT
36 BEST OF BLUE
37 SING TO THE MOON LAURA MVULA
38 ALL THAT ECHOES JOSH GROBAN
39 THE BRAVEST MAN IN THE UNIVERSE BOBBY WOMACK
40 HOLY FIRE FOALS

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