By Daniel Lane
Britain’s Got Talent duo Richard And Adam Johnson have held onto the Number 1 spot on the Official Albums Chart for a third week in a row with their debut album, The Impossible Dream.
The brothers from Holywell, North Wales, knocked X Factor runner-up Jahmene Douglas’ debut full length, Love Never Fails (down 11 places to Number 12 today) off Number 1 earlier this month. Richard And Adam’s album is now tied with US star Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience for the most consecutive weeks at Number 1 this year so far. The Motion Picture Cast Recording of Tom Hooper’s big screen adaptation of Les Miserables has spent the most over-all weeks at Number 1 (four) during 2013.
When they first reached Number 1, Richard told OfficialCharts.com:
“It’s a dream come true to have an album out, but to be in the position to go home and tell Nan, and Mum and Dad we’re actually Number 1 is incredible!”
“It’s amazing!” added Adam. “You’ve made us happy, and you’ve made our Nan extremely happy!”
East London collective Rudimental climb five places to Number 2 with their debut album, Home, while Las Vegas’s Imagine Dragons hold firm at Number 3 with Night Visions. British post-punk trio White Lies are new in at Number 4 with their third album, Big TV, while singer/songwriter Passenger completes this week’s Top 5 with All The Little Lights.
In addition to White Lies (Number 4), there is only one other new entry on this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 40: Veteran US country star Glen Campbell debuts at Number 35 with See You There. He has released more than 60 studio albums throughout his career, but this is only be his eighth to break into the UK Top 40.
Irish rockers Kodaline are this week’s highest climbers, up a massive 30 places to Number 10 with their debut album, In A Perfect world, while Ed Sheeran climbs 13 places to 34 with +.
|1||THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM||RICHARD & ADAM|
|3||NIGHT VISIONS||IMAGINE DRAGONS|
|4||BIG TV||WHITE LIES|
|5||ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS||PASSENGER|
|6||TO BE LOVED||MICHAEL BUBLE|
|7||NOTHING BUT THE BEAT||DAVID GUETTA|
|8||18 MONTHS||CALVIN HARRIS|
|10||IN A PERFECT WORLD||KODALINE|
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