The singer’s self-produced LP is his tenth solo album and first featuring backing band The Sensational Space Shifters.
Robert also made an appearance on the Official Albums Chart earlier this year when the Jimmy Page remasters of Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III all re-entered the Top 20 back in June.
In total, Robert has scored 33 Official Albums Chart Top 40s, including 20 with Led Zeppelin.
Lullaby And The Ceaseless Roar takes the lead over Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour (Number 2 today) by a margin of just 1400 copies.
Elsewhere in the chart, Ed Sheeran’s X holds its position at 3, while Royal Blood’s self-titled debut is down two places to 4.
Rounding out today’s Official Album Chart Update Top 5 is American singer-songwriter Ryan Adams with his eponymous fourteenth studio album (5).
Further to Robert Plant (1) and Ryan Adams (5), there are a whopping 14 new entries in today’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 40.
US rockers Interpol are heading for a third Top 40 with El Pintor, while Queen’s Live At The Rainbow ’74, which includes a live concert recording from the band’s 1974 Sheer Heart Attack Tour, is at 8.
British quartet The Kooks enter at Number 10 with fourth studio album Listen. The LP marks the band’s first album release in three years as well as the first to be recorded with new drummer Alexis Nunez after the departure of Paul Garred in 2012.
Scottish pop group Deacon Blue are on track for their ninth Top 40 album with A New House (12), followed by Irish punk rockers Stiff Little Fingers with No Going Back (15).
BBC Sound of 2014 winner Banks is at 17 with her highly-anticipated debut studio album Goddess, trailed by American singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko, who is set to score her first Top 40 album with Souled Out (20).
English rockers Status Quo are at 23 with The Frantic Four’s Final Fling, a live album of their 2013 reunion tour recorded at their final show in Dublin.
Motown legend Smokey Robinson is at 26 with Smokey & Friends, followed by British boy band M.A.D with their debut self-titled album at 27.
Phillip Phillips’ The World From The Side Of The Moon (30), Death From Above 1979’s The Physical World (31), In Flames’ Siren Charms (37) and Paul Carrack’s The Best Of (38) are also all set to enter the Top 40 this weekend.
There are two re-entries in today’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 40. Originally released in 1984, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ greatest hits collection Legend (9) is set to re-enter the Top 40 this weekend, alongside Calvin Harris’ 18 Months which jumps back into the Top 40 after the release of his long awaited collaboration with John Newman, Blame.
|1||LULLABY AND THE CEASELESS ROAR||ROBERT PLANT|
|2||IN THE LONELY HOUR||SAM SMITH|
|4||ROYAL BLOOD||ROYAL BLOOD|
|5||RYAN ADAMS||RYAN ADAMS|
|7||WANTED ON VOYAGE||GEORGE EZRA|
|8||LIVE AT THE RAINBOW '74||QUEEN|
|9||LEGEND||BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS|
|12||A NEW HOUSE||DEACON BLUE|
|13||CAUSTIC LOVE||PAOLO NUTINI|
|15||NO GOING BACK||STIFF LITTLE FINGERS|
|16||A PERFECT CONTRADICTION||PALOMA FAITH|
|18||BLUE SMOKE - THE BEST OF||DOLLY PARTON|
|19||THE WHOLE STORY||KATE BUSH|
|20||SOULED OUT||JHENE AIKO|
|21||MY EVERYTHING||ARIANA GRANDE|
|22||HOUNDS OF LOVE||KATE BUSH|
|23||THE FRANTIC FOUR'S FINAL FLING||STATUS QUO|
|24||5 SECONDS OF SUMMER||5 SECONDS OF SUMMER|
|26||SMOKEY & FRIENDS||SMOKEY ROBINSON|
|29||IF YOU WAIT||LONDON GRAMMAR|
|30||THE WORLD FROM THE SIDE OF THE MOON||PHILLIP PHILLIPS|
|31||THE PHYSICAL WORLD||DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979|
|34||MEET THE VAMPS||VAMPS|
|37||SIREN CHARMS||IN FLAMES|
|38||THE BEST OF||PAUL CARRACK|
|39||18 MONTHS||CALVIN HARRIS|
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