Ella Henderson rockets to Official Albums Chart top spot with Chapter One

The X Factor alum Ella Henderson has taken this week’s Official Albums Chart Number 1 title with her debut release Chapter One.

Chapter One, which features Official Singles Chart Number 1 Ghost, as well as Top 10 follow up Glow, finishes the week over 16,000 copies ahead of its nearest rival, as well as becoming the second fastest-selling female debut chart-topper of 2014 behind Sam Bailey’s Power Of Love.

“To be a part of the music industry as a whole is something I'm learning to embrace, just seeing my name up there with other artists I admire and look up to is so surreal in itself,” Ella told OfficialCharts.com, “being Number 1 with my very first album is where a dream has met reality- it's a moment in time I will never forget.”

BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards hosts Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora presented the news to Ella live on stage as she performed at the event in London’s SSE Arena this afternoon. (Picture credit: Sarah Jeynes/BBC)

Holding firm at Number 2 today is Ed Sheeran’s X, followed by fellow former chart toppers Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour (Number 3) and George Ezra’s Wanted On Voyage (4).

Rounding out this week’s Top 5 is Jessie J’s Sweet Talker (5). The album, which features collaboration with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, Bang Bang, as well as tracks with 2 Chainz, De La Soul and Lindsey Stirling, marks Jessie’s third UK Top 5 album.

New entries and high climbers

Other than Ella Henderson’s Chapter One (Number 1) and Jessie J’s Sweet Talker (5), there are seven new entries in today’s Official Albums Chart Top 40.

U2 score their 16th Top 10 album with Songs Of Innocence (6), The album, which was originally released for free via iTunes in September, enters the chart today following its physical release earlier this week.

Spandau Ballet’s latest greatest hits collection The Story – The Very Best Of is at 8, followed by Jessie Ware with second studio album Tough Love at 9.

Duo You+Me – formed of Pink and City and Colour – land at 10 with debut Rose Ave, while former Britain’s Got Talent finalist Jonathan Antoine finishes at 13 with solo debut Tenore.

Finally, rock legend Ozzy Osbourne nabs his 14th UK Top 40 album with Memoirs of a Madman (23) and Si Cranstoun scores his debut Top 40 with Modern Life (30).

Elsewhere, Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash scores this week’s highest climber with World on Fire, up 49 places to 18.

Three albums re-enter the Official Albums Chart Top 40 today. Pharrell WilliamsGIRL is up 48 places to 12, trailed by Ben Howard’s Every Kingdom up 21 places to 25, and Ed Sheeran’s +, up six places to 38.

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

1 CHAPTER ONE ELLA HENDERSON
2 X ED SHEERAN
3 IN THE LONELY HOUR SAM SMITH
4 WANTED ON VOYAGE GEORGE EZRA
5 SWEET TALKER JESSIE J
6 SONGS OF INNOCENCE U2
7 PARTNERS BARBRA STREISAND
8 THE STORY - THE VERY BEST OF SPANDAU BALLET
9 TOUGH LOVE JESSIE WARE
10 ROSE AVE YOU+ME

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