Congratulations to Jess Glynne, who lands straight in at Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart with I Cry When I Laugh.
The singer-songwriter’s first record finishes the week with combined sales of just under 60,000, giving her the second fastest selling debut album of 2015 behind James Bay’s Chaos And The Calm (64,000 combined sales).
"I can’t believe it. It’s just… wow!" Jess told Official Charts. "It genuinely hasn’t sunk in yet – it really hasn’t. It’s the most insane feeling to have your whole album accepted by the British public.
"To see how well it’s been received is possibly one of the most overwhelming feelings I’ve ever had. I’m so proud and excited about this album – I love every song on it. The fact that people are buying it and loving it as well is like some insane dream!"
I Cry When I Laugh includes Glynne’s five Number 1 singles Rather Be (with Clean Bandit), My Love (with Route 94), Hold My Hand, Not Letting Go (with Tinie Tempah), and Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself as well as Top 10s Right Here and Real Love (with Clean Bandit). Click here to view her full Official Chat history.
Meanwhile, last week’s Number 1 The Very Best Of Cilla Black slips to 2, and Bon Jovi’s 13th studio album Burning Bridges is new at Number 3. The entry marks the band’s 15th UK Top 10 album (16th Top 40).
Completing this week’s Top 5 are Britain’s Got Talent duo Bars & Melody, who enter at Number 4 with their debut collection 143, and Dr Dre’s Compton is at 5.
Disturbed land their second UK Top 10 album this week with their sixth album Immortalized, new at 8, and Scottish band The Fratellis enter at Number 16 with their fourth album Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied.
Irish Rockers The Strypes are new at 17 with Little Victories, Christian folk band The Rend Collective score their second UK Top 40 album with As Family We Go (19) and Natalie Imbruglia’s Male debuts at 20.
Finally, Swedish metal band Ghost land at 23 Meliora, London indie band Spector enter at 27 with Moth Boys, and AFX’s Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006 – 2008 is new at 34.