Bastille clinch debut Number 1 album with Bad Blood

Bastille follow up their Number 2 chart smash, Pompeii, with an Official Number 1 album! Plus: See this week's Official Albums Chart Top 10 in full!

Bastille follow up their Number 2 chart smash, Pompeii, with an Official Number 1 album! Plus: See this week's Official Albums Chart Top 10 in full!

Bastille have clinched the Official Albums Chart Number 1 spot with debut album Bad Blood.

It was a midweek head-to-head between the London quartet and Welsh rockers Stereophonics’ new offering, Graffiti On The Train. But, come today’s final bell, Bastille had not only pulled away from Kelly Jones and co, but also held off a late Mothers’ Day sales surge from Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events (Number 2), finishing 3,000 copies ahead. Stereophonics settle in third place.

In disbelief, Bastille frontman Dan Smith tells OfficialCharts.com:

"If it's true then it's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. We are completely blown away by how many people have bought the album, and have no idea what to say."


Bastille - Pompeii on MUZU.TV.

New Entries

Dido’s long-awaited new album, Girl Who Got Away (Number 5) has delivers the British star her fourth Top 5 album in a row.

Birmingham singer/songwriter Laura Mvula, who was nominated for the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award and also featured in the BBC’s Sound Of 2013 poll, claims a well deserved Top 10 debut with Sing To The Moon (Number 9).

Elsewhere, Jimi Hendrix’s posthumous album, People, Hell And Angels, debuts inside the Top 40 at 39.

This week’s highest climbers come courtesy of Alfie Boe’s Storyteller, up 62 places to Number 33, while The Best Of Eva Cassidy also travels 30 places to 26.

The Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows. See the Official Albums Chart Top 100, in full, here, every Sunday from 7PM.

1 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
2 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
3 GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN STEREOPHONICS
4 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
5 GIRL WHO GOT AWAY DIDO
6 LES MISERABLES MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
7 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME OLLY MURS
8 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
9 SING TO THE MOON LAURA MVULA
10 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE PINK

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