Collabro hit Number 1 with debut album Stars

The stars have aligned for Collabro as the group claim this week’s Number 1 album, putting an end to Ed Sheeran’s eight week reign at the top.

Musical theatre five-piece Collabro, who won this year’s Britain’s Got Talent, have topped the Official Albums Chart with their debut collection Stars.

In an interview with Official Charts, the group said: “Seven months ago we didn't know each other and just three months ago we were still in our day jobs, so our lives have been flipped upside down and now we have an album out on an amazing record label!

"We are so grateful for the whole experience and to our fans for getting us here.”

Meanwhile, Manchester band The Courteeners win their highest charting album to date with Concrete Love, which debuts at Number 3, and George Ezra climbs a place to complete the Top 5 with Wanted On Voyage.

New Entries and High Climbers

Glaswegian rockers Twin Atlantic also score their highest charting record to date at Number 6 with Great Divide, and Kasabian’s 48:13:00 climbs 12 places this week to Number 11.

Wiz Khalifa is new at Number 27 with Blacc Hollywood, Kate Bush’s Hounds Of Love enters at 29, and Imogen Heap’s fourth studio album, Sparks, debuts at 40.

The Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Official Albums Chart Top 100 in full after 7pm.

1 STARS COLLABRO
2 X ED SHEERAN
3 CONCRETE LOVE COURTEENERS
4 IN THE LONELY HOUR SAM SMITH
5 WANTED ON VOYAGE GEORGE EZRA
6 GREAT DIVIDE TWIN ATLANTIC
7 BLUE SMOKE - THE BEST OF DOLLY PARTON
8 CAUSTIC LOVE PAOLO NUTINI
9 A PERFECT CONTRADICTION PALOMA FAITH
10 AT THE MOVIES RICHARD & ADAM

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