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Emeli Sande reclaims Number 1 album

24/02/2013

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Emeli Sande reclaims Number 1 album

By Lauren Kreisler / Photo Credit John Marshall/JME International

Queen of The BRIT Awards 2013, Emeli Sande, reclaims her deserved place at Number 1 today on the Official Albums Chart.

Walking away with the award for Best Female and Mastercard Album Of The Year Awards, plus closing this year's BRITs with a show-stopping medley of her hits, Emeli Sande has returned to the top of the Official Albums Chart.

Wednesday evening's show, which was broadcast live on ITV 1, helped nudge sales of Emeli's debut album Our Version Of Events to a new total of 1.62 million, and sees the album return to the chart summit for a ninth (non-consecutive) week since its release just over a year ago.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds clear their highest charting album to date with Push The Sky Away (Number 3). Despite leading the pack midweek, the Australian rockers were denied the top spot by BRITs performers Emeli Sande (1) and Mumford & Sons (2), but still notch up a career best in the UK with their fifteenth studio album – one of only two new Top 40 entries today. Their previous best was with 2008's Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!, which peaked at Number 4.

Acclaimed British blues singer Joe Cocker makes a welcome visit to the Official Albums Chart with his first new material in almost three years. Fire It Up, which is Cocker's twenty-third studio album in a career spanning more than half a century, ends the week at Number 17.

This week's Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows. You can see the Official Albums Chart Top 100 in full, here.

1 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
2 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
3 PUSH THE SKY AWAY NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
4 EVERY KINGDOM BEN HOWARD
5 LES MISERABLES MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
6 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
7 RED TAYLOR SWIFT
8 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
9 HOLY FIRE FOALS
10 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH

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