Avril Lavigne's Head Above Water scores Number 1 on the Indie Albums Chart, J. Cole claims bestselling vinyl

We take a closer look at this week's other Official Charts.

Avril Lavigne's comeback album Head Above Water claims the Number 1 spot on this week's Official Independent Albums Chart.

Avril's first record in almost six years also marks her first on her new label BMG, home to artists including Kylie Minogue, Dido, Simply Red and Blondie. Head Above Water debuts at Number 10 on this week's Official Albums Chart - her fifth Top 10 album - and was the most popular record released on an independent label. See the full Top 50 chart here.

Looking to this week's other Official Charts, J. Cole scores the top selling R&B album and album on vinyl with KOD, while Chaka Khan's first album in 12 years Hello Happiness and Enter Shikari's Live At Alexandra Palace 2 also feature in the Top 5. Take a look at the latest Top 40

There's also a new Number 1 on the UK's Jazz & Blues Albums Chart from Theon Cross. The musician from Sons of Kemet is an acclaimed tuba player in the UK's jazz scene and has stepped out on his own for the first time with Fyah. 

Nashville duo Florida Georgia Line claim the highest new entry on this week's Official Country Albums Chart. Their fourth album Can't Say I Ain't Country debuts at Number 2 behind Ward Thomas' Restless Minds, while alt-country group The Long Ryders enter in the Top 5 with Psychedelic Country Soul. 

Elsewhere, Irish band Picture This bag this week's bestselling cassette with their new album MDRN LV, which is also Number 1 on the Irish Albums Chart, and LCD Soundsystem top the Vinyl Singles Chart with Freak Out/Starry Eyes. 

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