George Ezra’s Wanted On Voyage reclaims Official Albums Chart Number 1

Wanted On Voyage spends its third non-consecutive week at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart.

Singer-songwriter George Ezra’s debut album first hit the top spot in October last year, 14 weeks after it’s original release, and three months later - it’s back!

Wanted On Voyage has sold over 72,000 in the past seven days, toppling Ed Sheeran’s X (Number 2 today) from the Official Albums Chart summit.

The album, which features Top 10 singles Budapest and Blame It On Me, has now spent 27 weeks in the Top 10, and was last week announced as the third biggest-selling artist album of 2014.

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Elsewhere, Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour slides one place to Number 3, Taylor Swift’s 1989 is up three places to 4 and Paloma Faith’s A Perfect Contradiction climbs four places to 5.

New entries

There are eight re-entries in today’s Official Albums Chart Top 40. Bastille’s Bad Blood climbs 84 places to Number 23, trailed by 5 Seconds Of Summer’s self-titled debut, up 19 places to 25, and AC/DC’s Back In Black, up a whopping 120 places to 27.

Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence re-enters at 29, followed by Kasabian’s 48:13 (35), Catfish & The Bottlemen’s The Balcony (37), The Vamps’ Meet The Vamps (38), and The War On Drugs’ Lost In The Dream (40).

Finally, legendary rock band Status Quo have reinforced their position among the all-time great British album acts today by chalking up their 500th week on the Official Albums Chart. The band have reached the landmark with their latest album Aquostic (Stripped Bare), which is at Number 34 today.

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

1 WANTED ON VOYAGE GEORGE EZRA
2 X ED SHEERAN
3 IN THE LONELY HOUR SAM SMITH
4 1989 TAYLOR SWIFT
5 A PERFECT CONTRADICTION PALOMA FAITH
6 NEVER BEEN BETTER OLLY MURS
7 CHAPTER ONE ELLA HENDERSON
8 MOTION CALVIN HARRIS
9 FOUR ONE DIRECTION
10 NO SOUND WITHOUT SILENCE SCRIPT

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