Rudimental hit a Home run with Number 1 debut album

Rudimental topple Michael Buble to score their first Official Album Chart Number 1 with their debut Home

With two chart-topping singles already under their belt, Rudimental can now add a Number 1 debut album to their musical CV.

The homegrown East London drum & bass collective who first hit the top of the Official Singles Chart last June with Feel The Love FT John Newman have today shot straight to the top of the Official Albums Chart with debut full-length Home.

Rudimental’s album, which also includes Feel The Love and their more recent Number 1 Waiting All Night FT Ella Eyre, features a host of guest collaborators including Emeli Sande, Alex Clare, MNEK, Angel Haze and The Voice’s Becky Hill. According to the NME, Home contains “more bangers than a barbecue at a firework factory”.

Home topples Michael Buble’s To Be Loved (2) from the top spot today. P!nk’s The Truth About Love gains one place at Number 3, while Emeli Sande who made Official Chart history last Sunday when she smashed a chart record that had been held by The Beatles for the past 50 years after spending 63 consecutive weeks in the Official Albums Chart Top 10 with her debut, climbs one place to Number 4 with Our Version Of Events. Will.I.Am’s #Willpower completes the Top 5.

UK singer/songwriter Passenger AKA Mike Rosenberg has broken through into the Top 10 this week with All The Little Lights (6) after a relentless ascent over recent weeks. The singer’s momentum continues over on the Official Singles Chart where Let Her Go has gone Top 5 this week too.

New entries and high climbers

Last year’s runner up on BBC talent show The Voice, Bo Bruce, becomes the first Voice UK artist to score an Official Top 10 album as debut album Before I Sleep enters at Number 10 this week ahead of returning boyband Blue whose first new album in a decade – Roulette – lands at Number 13.

Stomping bluesman and Later With Jools Holland regular Seasick Steve pockets a fourth Top 20 hit with Hubcap Music (14) while legendary heavy rockers Deep Purple – who first charted on the Official Albums Chart back in 1968 – see their 19th album Now What?! finish the week at Number 19.

Beyonce, who is currently wowing UK arena crowds on her Mrs Carter Show tour re-enters the Top 40 at Number 26, with EaglesComplete Greatest Hits following one place behind at 27.

Narrowly missing out on a Top 40 placing this week are West Yorkshire’s Pigeon Detectives with their new album We Met At Sea (41), and Gruff Rhys and Boom Bip’s second collaboration as Neon Neon - Praxis Makes Perfect is at Number 43.

This week's Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows. You can see the Official Albums Chart Top 100 in full, here, after 7pm.

1 HOME RUDIMENTAL
2 TO BE LOVED MICHAEL BUBLE
3 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE PINK
4 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
5 WILLPOWER WILL I AM
6 ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS PASSENGER
7 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
8 THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
9 18 MONTHS CALVIN HARRIS
10 BEFORE I SLEEP BO BRUCE

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