Jake Bugg shoots straight to the top with debut album

Jake Bugg, Nottingham’s much-hyped singer-songwriter has denied superstar Leona Lewis her third consecutive Number 1 album by shooting straight to the top on the Official Albums Chart.

Jake Bugg, Nottingham’s much-hyped singer-songwriter has denied superstar Leona Lewis her third consecutive Number 1 album by shooting straight to the top on the Official Albums Chart.

18 year old Bugg has seen affectionate endorsements from the likes of Chris Martin, Lily Allen and Noel Gallagher, the latter having roped in Bugg for an extensive US tour along with Snow Patrol.

The youngster, whose single Two Fingers sees him bidding a not so fond farewell to yesterday (surely the finest single ever to have referenced Clifton), will busy himself with touring duties well into the new year, and is sure to be a hot ticket across the country following the success of his self-titled debut album.

Leona is further pipped by Mumford & Sons, whose sophomore release Babel finishes the week at Number 2, just ahead of Leona’s third album Glassheart at Number 3 on the Official Albums Chart.

Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, Leona said: “Glassheart is an album I’ve poured my heart and soul into. It’s raw, emotional and progressive. I’m so proud of this record”.

Watch the full interview below:

Spacetastic stadium rockers Muse drop one place to Number 4 with The 2nd Law, while Rebecca Ferguson proves to be a continuing national treasure as the deluxe version of her debut album Heaven enters the Official Albums Chart at Number 5.

New Entries

In addition to Jake Bugg, Leona Lewis and Rebecca Ferguson there are six new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart.

Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes created a buzz with the cover art for her third album The Haunted Man, which enters the Official Albums Chart at Number 6, while Art Garfunkel scores his first solo Official Albums Chart Top 10 in 32 years as new compilation The Singer comes in at Number 10.

English folk band Bellowhead finish the week at Number 16 with Broadside while Diana Krall’s burlesque-flirting Glad Rag Doll charts at Number 21. Donald Fagen is at Number 23 with Sunken Condos.

Italian friar Alessandro Brustenghi enters the chart at Number 28 with Voice From Assisi. The album is produced by Manic Street Preachers and The Cure producer Mike Hedges, and in addition to making an impact on the Official Albums Chart, he tops the Official Classical Albums Chart too. Can he repeat the success of the Military Wives last year and beat the X Factor winner to a peculiar rumoured bid for the Christmas Number 1 2012?

The Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows:

1 JAKE BUGG JAKE BUGG
2 BABEL MUMFORD & SONS
3 GLASSHEART LEONA LEWIS
4 THE 2ND LAW MUSE
5 HEAVEN REBECCA FERGUSON
6 THE HAUNTED MAN BAT FOR LASHES
7 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
8 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE PINK
9 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
10 THE SINGER ART GARFUNKEL

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