By Dan Lane
According to the latest Official Charts Company sales data, Now That’s What I Call Music! 82 has today become the fastest selling album of 2012 so far, and has gone straight in at Number 1 on the Official Compilation Albums Chart.
The newest installment of the hugely popular Now… series has shifted an impressive 267,000 during its first week on sale. The 44-track album, which includes Official Number 1 smashes from Carly Rae Jepsen, Fun., Maroon 5, Rita Ora, Rudimental, Will.I.Am, DJ Fresh, Cheryl and Gary Barlow, among others, takes the title away from its predecessor, Now That’s What I Call Music 81, which sold over 255,000 copies during its first week on sale back in April. US songstress Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die is the fastest selling artist album of 2012 so far, and third fastest selling album of 2012 overall, after clocking up over 116,000 sales during its first week of release in February.
Now… spin-offs Now That’s What I Call A Number 1!, which was released to celebrate 60 years of the Official Singles Chart, and Now That’s What I Call Reggae!, hold the second and third places on this week’s Official Compilation Albums Chart, while Ministry Of Sound’s The Chillout Session is new in at Number 4.
With just over 24 hours on sale, Isles Of Wonder, which features music from the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games selected by artistic director Danny Boyle, debuts at Number 5.
The Official Compilation Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the full Top 40 after 7pm.
|01||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 82|
|02||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A NO. 1|
|03||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL REGGAE|
|04||THE CHILLOUT SESSION|
|05||ISLES OF WONDER - THE OPENING CEREMONY|
|06||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 81|
|07||BEST OF BRITISH|
|09||NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL RUNNING|
|10||THE WORKOUT MIX - OUR GREATEST TEAM|
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