Adele continues to prove unbeatable as she extends her lead the Official Albums Chart once again this week.
After a strong start from Manchester band James, who lead the way with their new album earlier this week, Adele’s 25 has since managed to overtake them to log itself at 12th non-consecutive week at the summit. The feat means James are denied their first Number 1 album in 18 years.
James’ 14th studio collection Girl At The End Of The World has to settle for second place, and Justin Bieber’s Purpose slides back a place to Number 3.
This week’s Top 5 is completed by Jess Glynne’s I Cry When I Laugh (4) and a new entry from Iggy Pop. His 17th collection Post Pop Depression enters at Number 5, giving the rock star his first ever Top 10 album.
New entries and high climbers
British electronic group Underworld are new at Number 10 with their first album in six years, Barbara Barbara We Face A Shining Future, Primal Scream land at 12 with their 11th record Chaosmosis, and Gwen Stefani enters at Number 14 with her third solo album This Is What The Truth Feels Like.
Further down the chart, Irish band Walking On Cars leap 12 places with Everything This Way, and three new albums finish inside the Top 40: Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL's Batman vs Superman - Dawn of Justice OST (31), rock band Room 94's Lost Youth (33), and 30 Goes Around The Sun by The Wonder Stuff (38).
Remind yourself of every Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart this year below: