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Marina & The Diamonds claim first Official Number 1 album

06/05/2012

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Marina & The Diamonds claim first Official Number 1 album

By Lauren Kreisler

Marina Diamandis, AKA Marina And The Diamonds has scored her first Official Number 1 album. 

The half Welsh / half Greek singer’s second album, Electra Heart, featuring Top 20 single Primadonna, claims first place today ahead of Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die (Number 2) – toppling last week’s chart topper Jack White from the summit of the Official Albums Chart.

The news will certainly cheer up Diamandis who was forced to postpone her upcoming UK tour earlier this week after being advised by doctors to rest her voice or risk permanently damaging her vocal chords. Marina And The Diamonds’ debut album, The Family Jewels, peaked at Number 5 when it was released in 2010.

Jack White’s critically-acclaimed Blunderbuss takes third place, while US singer songwriter Norah Jones is the second highest new entry of the week at Number 4 with new offering Little Broken HeartsAdele’s mega-selling second album, 21, completes this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 5.

New Entries and high climbers

Marilyn Manson scores his sixth UK Top 20 album with Born Villain. The record, which is the US shock rockers first release since parting ways with major label Interscope, features a guest appearance by Johnny Depp; the Pirates Of The Caribbean star plays guitar on a cover of Carly Simon’s Number 3 1972 hit, You’re So Vain.

Elsewhere, Mystery Jets are the only other new entry in this week’s Official Albums Chart with Radlands (Number 40). Pop heroes Steps who have been busy stomping their way around a UK arena tour this month, are today’s highest climbers, bouncing 32 places to Number 32 with The Ultimate Collection.

View the Official Albums Chart Top 100 below:

1 ELECTRA HEART MARINA & THE DIAMONDS
2 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
3 BLUNDERBUSS JACK WHITE
4 LITTLE BROKEN HEARTS NORAH JONES
5 21 ADELE
6 IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW OLLY MURS
7 WHO YOU ARE JESSIE J
8 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
9 BOYS & GIRLS ALABAMA SHAKES
10 PINK FRIDAY - ROMAN RELOADED NICKI MINAJ
11 + ED SHEERAN
12 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT DAVID GUETTA
13 HEAVEN REBECCA FERGUSON
14 BORN VILLAIN MARILYN MANSON
15 MAKING MIRRORS GOTYE
16 THE SCRIPT SCRIPT
17 THE LATENESS OF THE HOUR ALEX CLARE
18 LONELY ARE THE BRAVE MAVERICK SABRE
19 TALK THAT TALK RIHANNA
20 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION
21 LOVE IS A FOUR LETTER WORD JASON MRAZ
22 STEREO TYPICAL RIZZLE KICKS
23 MYLO XYLOTO COLDPLAY
24 BEST OF - DECADE IN THE SUN STEREOPHONICS
25 CALIFORNIA 37 TRAIN
26 WRECKING BALL BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
27 SCIENCE & FAITH SCRIPT
28 EVERY KINGDOM BEN HOWARD
29 19 ADELE
30 NUMBER ONES BEE GEES
31 OUT OF THE GAME RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
32 THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION STEPS
33 EL CAMINO BLACK KEYS
34 SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING LMFAO
35 DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS BRUNO MARS
36 MUSIC ROX MOSHI MONSTERS
37 TAKE CARE DRAKE
38 MDNA MADONNA
39 VOICE OF AGES CHIEFTAINS
40 RADLANDS MYSTERY JETS
41 TEENAGE DREAM KATY PERRY
42 PINK FRIDAY NICKI MINAJ
43 ELECTRONIC EARTH LABRINTH
44 LUNGS FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
45 FREE TWIN ATLANTIC
46 RUMOURS FLEETWOOD MAC
47 HANDS UP - THE ALBUM JUSTIN FLETCHER
48 WATCH THE THRONE JAY-Z & KANYE WEST
49 CEREMONIALS FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
50 THE DEFAMATION OF STRICKLAND BANKS PLAN B
51 ONE MAN ARMY KASSIDY
52 IN MY DREAMS MILITARY WIVES
53 LOUD RIHANNA
54 NO MORE IDOLS CHASE & STATUS
55 GET LIFTED JOHN LEGEND
56 BAG OF BONES EUROPE
57 ECHOES WILL YOUNG
58 NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING
59 PLAYING IN THE SHADOWS EXAMPLE
60 STRONGER KELLY CLARKSON
61 GREATEST HITS BON JOVI
62 HOME AGAIN MICHAEL KIWANUKA
63 LEGEND BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
64 UP TO NOW SNOW PATROL
65 WHAT DID YOU EXPECT FROM THE VACCINES VACCINES
66 EARLY TAKES - VOL 1 GEORGE HARRISON
67 VISIONS GRIMES
68 TUSKEGEE LIONEL RICHIE
69 BORN THIS WAY LADY GAGA
70 THE VERY BEST OF - 1980-2000 UB40
71 GREATEST HITS BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
72 GENERATION FREAKSHOW FEEDER
73 SONIK KICKS PAUL WELLER
74 CRAZY LOVE MICHAEL BUBLE
75 ONWARD HAWKWIND
76 SECRET SYMPHONY KATIE MELUA
77 4 BEYONCE
78 18 HITS ABBA
79 TAKE ME HOME JOHN DENVER
80 OLLY MURS OLLY MURS
81 GREATEST HITS GUNS N' ROSES
82 MASTER OF MY MAKE-BELIEVE SANTIGOLD
83 BACK TO BLACK AMY WINEHOUSE
84 THE FAME LADY GAGA
85 A DIFFERENT KIND OF FIX BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB
86 GIVE YOU THE GHOST POLICA
87 THE VERY BEST OF BREAD
88 BROTHERS BLACK KEYS
89 BANGARANG SKRILLEX
90 LOVESTRONG CHRISTINA PERRI
91 CROWN AND TREATY SWEET BILLY PILGRIM
92 GIVEN TO THE WILD MACCABEES
93 WEAPONS LOSTPROPHETS
94 SIGH NO MORE MUMFORD & SONS
95 ULTIMATE COLLECTION EURYTHMICS
96 HANDS ALL OVER MAROON 5
97 TIME FLIES - 1994-2009 OASIS
98 THE BEST OF PROCLAIMERS
99 LAST NIGHT ON EARTH NOAH & THE WHALE
100 GREATEST HITS FLEETWOOD MAC

Marina and The Diamonds - Primadonna on MUZU.TV.
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