The female solo artist Adele has been knocked off the top spot in the UK Music Album Charts.
American band the Foo Fighters have taken the number one slot with their newly released album, ‘Wasting Light’. The album which was released this week has sold 114,000 copies. Adele who had broken the record for the longest album at number one for a female artist, eleven weeks, sold 107,000 copies of her album ‘21’ this week. This now sits at number two, with the number three being her debut album ‘19’.
This is the seventh studio album to be released by the Foo Fighters, and this will be their third number one in the UK. Previous number one albums from the band are “Echoes Silence Patience & Grace” in 2007 and “One By One” in 2002. The new number one can be regarded as yet another fantastic achievement for the band, they have already received numerous accolades including a grammy award.
The band released their first studio album in 1995, this reached the number three spot in the UK charts. Since this release, the band has racked up 4.5 million albums sales just in the UK. Numerous well known songs have been released by the band including Rope, The Pretender, Best of You, Long Road to Ruin and These Days. The new album includes a collaboration with the well known DJ Deadmau5, the song is a remix of the single which has been released, Rope. The collaborated song is already proving to be a big hit on the UK dance music scene.
At number four was the Glee Cast with their new release ‘Glee The Music Volume 5’, this features numerous of the hits which are featured on the television programme Glee.
Katy B is still in the top 10 with her album ‘Katy B On A Mission’, this has now been in the charts two weeks but it has fallen three places.
Rhianna is at number six with her album ‘Loud’, this popular album has now been present in the top ten for 22 weeks.
At number seven is Jessie J, at number eight is Cee Lo Green, at number nine is Elbow and at number ten is Bruno Mars.