Mumford & Sons score their second Number 1 album

Mumford & Sons third album Wilder Mind goes straight in at Number 1

Mumford & Sons have claimed the top spot on this week’s Official Albums Chart with third album Wilder Mind.

The folk-rock band scored an impressive 81,300 chart sales to bump last week’s chart-topper from BlurThe Magic Whip, down to Number 2.

Mumford & Sons last topped the chart back in July 2013, when second album Babel returned to Number 1 for the third time after nine months on release. To date, the record has sold just over one million copies.

Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour bounces back into the Top 5 at Number 3, while Ed Sheeran’s x advances three places to Number 4.

Sia’s 1,000 Forms Of Fear climbs eight places to round off our Top 5 today.

New entries and high climbers

Olly MursNever Been Better climbs 14 places to Number 11, and London rapper JME is scores his first Top 40 album this week with third album Integrity>, new at Number 12.

Paloma Faith’s A Perfect Contradiction advances 16 to land at Number 13, and British rockers Django Django go in at Number 15 with second album Born Under Saturn.

Calvin Harris’s Motion sees a lift of 19 places at Number 20, and Mumford & Sons’ debut album Sigh No More leaps 43 places to Number 21.

Former X Factor contestant Lucy Spraggan lands at Number 22 with her third album We Are, while Palma Violets enter at Number 25 with their second LP Danger In The Club.

London singer-songwriter Jamie T sees third album Carry On The Grudge rocket 135 places to Number 26, and S Club 7’s greatest hits collection Best is new at Number 35.

Finally, Iggy Azalea sprints 80 places with Reclassified breaking back into the Top 40 at Number 38.

View the full Official Albums Chart Top 100 (from 7pm)