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Michael Buble scores fastest selling album of his career with To Be Loved

21/04/2013

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Michael Buble scores fastest selling album of his career with To Be Loved

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Michael Buble scores the fastest selling album of 2013 so far, and the fastest selling album of his career to date with To Be Loved.

Michael Buble has bagged the fastest selling album of the year and his own career after To Be Loved notches up 121,000 sales in its opening week, outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined.

The Canadian crooner’s claims his third UK Number 1 album in a row with latest full-length, To Be Loved. With the sales tally he’s amassed this week, Buble overtakes 2007’s Crazy Love as the best-selling opening week of all of his albums to date, and also leapfrogs 2012’s previous fastest seller – Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience (JT managed a cool 106,000 copies in his first week last month).

To Be Loved is the follow-up to Buble’s mega-selling festive album, Christmas, which has sold a staggering 1.8 million copies in the UK since its release in October 2011.

Recently reunited rockers Fall Out Boy debut at Number 2 with their fifth album, Save Rock And Roll, while Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events (Number 3), P!nk’s The Truth About Love (4) and Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience (5) complete this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 5.

New Entries

New York art rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs post their third consecutive Top 10 album with Mosquito (Number 9), while US singer/songwriter Steve Earle enters at Number 30 with The Low Highway.

Kid Cudi’s Indicud lands at Number 32, one place ahead of British singer/songwriter and producer Angel’s About Time (33) and two places ahead of Major Lazer’s Free The Universe (34).

This week’s new entries are completed by Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park (39), and Iron And Wine’s Ghost On Ghost (40).

This week's Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows. You can see the Official Albums Chart Top 100 in full, here, after 7pm.

1 TO BE LOVED MICHAEL BUBLE
2 SAVE ROCK AND ROLL FALL OUT BOY
3 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
4 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE PINK
5 THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
6 PARAMORE PARAMORE
7 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
8 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
9 MOSQUITO YEAH YEAH YEAHS
10 NIGHT VISIONS IMAGINE DRAGONS

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