You Me At Six score first ever Number 1 album with Cavalier Youth, while Ellie Goulding, Beyonce and Sophie Ellis-Bextor remain in the Top 5.
You Me At Six have knocked Ellie Goulding off the top of the Official Albums Chart, the Official Charts Company can reveal.
The Surrey-based band’s fourth album, Cavalier Youth, outsold Ellie’s Halcyon (Number 2 today) by nearly two copies to one over the last seven days to earn You Me At Six their first ever UK chart topper.
“It’s an incredible feeling to have reached Number 1 in the UK; something I don't think any one of us thought we could achieve,” the band’s frontman Josh Franceschi tells OfficialCharts.com. “It’s a very proud time for us as a band and a special thanks to our management, label, family, friends and, most importantly, our fans, for their on going support. Thank you to everyone who's purchased Cavalier Youth, it means everything and more!”
You Me At Six formed in 2004 in Weybridge while the band members were just 14 years old. Their first album, Take Off Your Colours, was released four years later, peaking at Number 25 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart. Their 2010 follow-up, Hold Me Down, and 2011’s Sinners Never Sleep both went Top 5, peaking at Number 5 and Number 3, respectively.
Beyonce spends an eighth successive week in the Top 5 today with her self-titled album (Number 3), while Avicii’s True (4) and Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Wanderlust (5) complete the Top 5.
New Entries and High Climbers
In addition to You Me At Six’s Cavalier Youth (Number 1), there are five other new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart Top 40.
Sheryl Crow scores this week’s second highest new entry with Feels Like Home (16). The US singer’s ninth studio album, which was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, is her first new material in almost four years.
US metalcore band Of Mice And Men make their UK Top 40 debut today with Restoring Force (new in at 17), while The Rifles’ None The Wiser (21) and Skindred’s Kill The Power (28) earn the British rock groups the highest-charting albums of their careers to date.
And finally, Icelandic singer Asgeir enters at Number 40 with his second album, In The Silence.
This week’s re-entries are led by Tinie Tempah’s Demonstration (climbing 19 places to 24), while Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories is this week’s highest climber, up 37 places to Number 29 following their Grammy Awards wins last weekend.
OneRepublic’s Native climbs 11 places to Number 30, and Macklemore And Ryan Lewis’s The Heist, which also cleaned-up at this year’s Grammys, is up 24 places to Number 35 today.
|1||CAVALIER YOUTH||YOU ME AT SIX|
|7||IF YOU WAIT||LONDON GRAMMAR|
|9||HIGH HOPES||BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN|
|10||THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP 2||EMINEM|
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