Conor Maynard scores debut Number 1 album

Conor Maynard conquers the Official Albums Chart with a debut Number 1 for Contrast. Plus: see the Official Albums Chart Top 10 in full!

Conor Maynard’s 2012 surely can’t get much better, with two Top 5 singles already under his belt, the 19 year old Brighton-based newcomer today conquers the Official Albums Chart with a debut Number 1 for Contrast.

Conor shot to fame in January after beating the likes of Lana Del Rey and Michael Kiwanuka to win MTV’s Brand New For 2012 poll. Conor’s debut single Can’t Say No hit the Number 2 spot upon its release earlier this year, with follow-up single Vegas Girl also earning him a Number 4 hit last Sunday. Contrast features star collaborators including Ne-Yo, Rita Ora and Pharrell and bumps down last week’s chart topper, Plan B’s Ill Manors by one place to Number 2.

Elsewhere, Emeli Sande climbs five places to Number 3 with Our Version Of Events, while Maroon 5’s Overexposed slides one to Number 4. 21-year-old English singer / songwriter Delilah scores a Top 5 with her debut album, From the Roots Up (5), making the Londoner this week’s second highest new entry.

New Entries And Highest Climbers

Legendary British multi-instrumentalist and composer Mike Oldfield, performed at the Olympics opening ceremony, is at Number 6 with his latest Greatest Hits collection, Two Sides – The Very Best Of Mike Oldfield. Meanwhile US rapper Rick Ross complete’s today’s Top 40 new entries with his fifth studio album, God Forgives, I Don’t new in at Number 8.

Justin Bieber’s Believe is this week’s highest climber, breaking back inside the Top 40 and jumping 17 places to Number 24.

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

01 CONTRAST CONOR MAYNARD
02 ILL MANORS - OST PLAN B
03 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
04 OVEREXPOSED MAROON 5
05 FROM THE ROOTS UP DELILAH
06 TWO SIDES - THE VERY BEST OF MIKE OLDFIELD
07 TALK THAT TALK RIHANNA
08 GOD FORGIVES - I DON'T RICK ROSS
09 + ED SHEERAN
10 21 ADELE

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