Zayn lands at Number 1 with debut solo album Mind Of Mine: “It’s mind-blowing”

Plus there are five new entries on this week's albums Top 40, including Birdy and White Denim.

Congratulations to Zayn, who lands straight in at Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart with his solo debut.

Mind Of Mine takes the top spot on this week’s chart, finishing just over 4,000 combined sales ahead of his closest rival, Adele’s 25, which is knocked down to second place.

"I want to thank all the fans and my team at RCA and First Access Entertainment for everything they have done to help me start my journey as a solo artist," Zayn told OfficialCharts.com "It really is the beginning. I can't believe that I have managed to achieve this as a solo artist.

"I am very proud coming from Bradford achieving this in my home country. It’s mind-blowing to me. I don't take the support I have received for granted. My life at 23 could have been very different."

MORE: Check out this week's Official Top 100 Singles Chart in full


Zayn in his BeFoUr music video

Anticipation for Zayn’s first album has been high since leaving One Direction a year ago. The record’s lead single Pillowtalk landed straight in at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart in February.

MORE: See where all four of Zayn's tracks have peaked in the chart

Meanwhile, there are a further two new entries in this week’s Top 5. US blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa lands at 3 with his latest collection Blues Of Desperation, and Birdy’s third collection Beautiful Lies enters at 4 - her highest charting album yet.  

Rounding off this week’s Top 5 is Justin Bieber’s Purpose, which logs a mammoth 20th consecutive week in the Top 5.

New Entries and High Climbers

Following their performance on last week’s quarter final of The Voice UK, Years & Years’ Communion rebounds 14 places to Number 11, and British metal band Asking Alexandria achieve a personal chart best with The Black at Number 15.

US indie rockers White Denim bag their first UK Top 20 album this week with their latest set Stiff, and Swedish metal band Amon Amarth are new at 30 with Jomsviking.

Finally, three albums return to the Top 40 this week, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Legend (up 10 places to 36), Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours (up 18 to Number 39), and Sia’s 1000 Forms Of Fear (up 4 to 40).

>Check out this week's Official Top 100 Singles Chart in full

Remind yourself of every Number 1 album of 2016 so far below:

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Adele – 25