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Chemical Brothers break Official Charts record and land No.1 with new album

Dance duo The Chemical Brothers have entered at No.1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart with their latest offering, 'Born In The Echoes'.

Their new record, which gives the band their sixth chart-topper, means the duo lay claim to the most Number 1 studio albums for a dance act in Official Chart history.

Their previous chart-topping albums are: 'Dig Your Own Hole' (1997), 'Surrender' (1999), 'Come With Us' (2002), 'Push The Button' (2005) and 'We Are The Night' (2007). Fellow electronic outfit The Prodigy aren’t far behind, with five Number 1 studio albums and a chart-topping singles compilation record. 

Meanwhile, after a two-week reign at the top, Years and Years slip to No.2 with 'Communion', and Ed Sheeran’s 'X' spends its 58th week on the tally at No.3. Rounding off today’s Top 5 are Sam Smith’s 'In The Lonely Hour' at No.4 and James Bay’s 'Chaos And The Calm' at 5. 

U.S. heavy metal band Lamb Of God score their highest charting album in the UK today with their eighth record 'Sturm und Drang', which lands at No.7, and Manchester MC Bugzy Malone lands at No.8 with his new collection, 'Walk With Me'.

Elsewhere, John Legend’s 2004 debut album 'Get Lifted' re-enters the Top 40 at No.19, rock guitarist Joe Satriani lands at 22 with his 15th album 'Shockwave Supernova', and Glenn Miller’s 2010’s retrospective 'The Very Best Of' climbs 7 spots back into the Top 40 at 39. 

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