Katy Perry scores second Number 1 album with Prism

The California superstar’s third album surged ahead of James Blunt’s Moon Landing to give Katy Perry her second chart-topper, while Andrea Begley gets highest ever chart placing by a Voice UK contestant.

The California superstar’s third album surged ahead of James Blunt’s Moon Landing to give Katy Perry her second chart-topper, while Andrea Begley gets highest ever chart placing by a Voice UK contestant.

Despite stiff competition from British singer-songwriter James Blunt, Katy Perry’s Prism has debuted at the top of the Official Albums Chart.

Following on from the success of Katy’s chart-topping single Roar, its parent album Prism outsold its nearest rival, James Blunt’s Moon Landing, by almost 12,000 copies.

Prism is the second Katy Perry album to hit Number 1. Her last album Teenage Dream spent a week there in 2010.

James Blunt enjoys his fourth Top 5 album with Moon Landing. His first two albums, Back To Bedlam and All The Lost Souls were both Number 1s on the Official Albums Chart, the first spending ten weeks at the top before going on to become one of the UK’s biggest selling albums of all time.

Tribute, last week’s Number 1 album from John Newman, slips two places to Number 3. Arctic Monkeys climb back up two places to Number 4 with latest release AM, and Italian opera star Andrea Bocelli scores his eighth Top 10 album with Love In Portofino ­ new at Number 5.

New Entries and High Climbers

Alongside new entries from Katy Perry (1), James Blunt (2) and Andrea Bocelli (5), there are three more albums debuting in the Top 40 this week.

The Voice UK 2013 winner Andrea Begley secures not only her first Top 10 album but also the highest ever chart position from a Voice UK contestant. Andrea’s debut album The Message goes straight in at Number 7 this week.

Find out more about Andrea's chart achievement, read her message to all her fans and watch our interview.

Funk and soul legends Earth Wind & Fire are back in the Official Albums Chart with their first album of new material for eight years. Now Then & Forever is in at Number 25.

Experimental indie-pop band Poliça score their first-ever Top 40 album in the UK. Shulamith is new at Number 33.

Lawson’s repackaged debut album Chapman Square surges 158 places to land at Number 13 this week, while Katy Perry’s previous album Teenage Dream enjoys a new lease of life, soaring 91 places to Number 36.

Here's this week's Official Albums Chart Top 10. You can see the Official Albums Chart Top 100 in full after 7pm.

1 PRISM KATY PERRY
2 MOON LANDING JAMES BLUNT
3 TRIBUTE JOHN NEWMAN
4 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
5 LOVE IN PORTOFINO ANDREA BOCELLI
6 ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS PASSENGER
7 THE MESSAGE ANDREA BEGLEY
8 PERHAPS LOVE JONATHAN & CHARLOTTE
9 IF YOU WAIT LONDON GRAMMAR
10 CLOSER TO THE TRUTH CHER

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