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Justin Bieber’s Believe denies Cheryl her third Number 1 album

24/06/2012

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Justin Bieber’s Believe denies Cheryl her third Number 1 album

By Lauren Kreisler

Canadian chart throb Justin Bieber takes home his first Official Albums Chart Number 1 with Believe, holding off competition from Cheryl’s A Million Lights.

Justin’s Beliebers and Cheryl’s Soldiers went head to head this week in the battle of pop’s biggest new album releases, with Bieber fans triumphing by just over 3,000 copies, according to Official Charts Company sales figures.

Bieber not only scores his first Number 1 album here in the UK today, he also denies Girls Aloud singer and ex-reality TV judge Cheryl a hat trick of consecutive chart-topping albums.  (Cheryl’s 2009 debut 3 Words and her 2010 follow-up, Messy Little Raindrops, both debuted at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart upon their release).

Paloma Faith’s Fall To Grace is up two places to Number 3, followed by Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events at 4, while Amy MacDonald’s Life In A Beautiful Light completes this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 5.

New Entries and high climbers

With Justin Bieber’s Believe and Cheryl’s A Million Lights leading the week’s new entries up in the Top 10, there are four more new entries in the Top 20.  

Blown Away (11) gives former American Idol contestant Carrie Underwood her first Top 40 album in the UK, while Slash FT Myles Kennedy’s Apocalyptic Love re-enters at 12 with its highest chart position to date.

Sheffield’s Reverend And The Makers third album with the Twitter inspired name @Reverend_Makers, ends its opening week at Number 16, while Oceania gives veteran US rockers Smashing Pumpkins their sixth UK Top 20 album.

Today’s highest climber comes courtesy of Drake, whose Take Care (38) album climbs 29 places to re-enter the Top 40 in its 32nd week on chart.

The Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Top 100 in full after 7PM.

01 BELIEVE JUSTIN BIEBER
02 A MILLION LIGHTS CHERYL
03 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH
04 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
05 LIFE IN A BEAUTIFUL LIGHT AMY MACDONALD
06 SING GARY BARLOW/COMMONWEALTH BAND
07 + ED SHEERAN
08 LOOKING 4 MYSELF USHER
09 MYLO XYLOTO COLDPLAY
10 NUMBER ONES BEE GEES

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