The Greatest Showman returns to Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with its biggest sales week yet

Plus new albums from The Carpenters, Coldplay and XXXTentacion make strong entries in this week's chart.

The Greatest Showman returns the top of the Official Albums Chart this week with a significant boost in sales as we enter the Christmas period. 

The collection notches up a 22nd week at the top with 57,000 sales across physical, download and streaming - its highest sales week since its release. It's previous best one-week performance was in February, where it shifted 51,000 to claim its sixth week at the top. 

The Greatest Showman has been a runaway success this year - the cast recording hasn't left the Top 5 all year. Look at the album's week-by-week chart run here.

MORE: The Official Top 40 biggest albums of 2018 so far

Another popular album this year, George Ezra's former Number 1 Staying At Tamara's, rebounds two places to Number 2, and Roy Orbison's orchestral album Unchained Melodies hops two spots to a new high at Number 4. 

New entries and high climbers 

The Carpenters' reworked greatest hits with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is new at 8, Little Mix's LM5 moves up a place to return to the Top 10 at 10, and Coldplay's A Head Full Of Dreams - Live In Buenos enters at 15. 

MORE: Look back over every Number 1 album in UK chart history

Andre Rieu celebrates his 15th Top 40 album with Romantic Moments II ft. His Johann Strauss Orchestra at 22, Paloma Faith's deluxe edition of The Architect leaps 12 places to 23, and Kidz Bop 2019 - the latest collection of covers from the Kidz Bop Kids collective - is new at 28.

Finally, XXXTentacion's posthumous album Skins lands at 29, and Van Morrison clinches his 40th Top 40 album with The Prophet Speaks at 40.

View this week's Top 100 Official Albums Chart in full