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Bastille are kings of the Official Albums Chart for a second week

Bastille are kings of the Official Albums Chart once again as their latest album Wild World wins a second week at Number 1

The band held off competition from the mighty Led Zeppelin and their Complete BBC Sessions album - a collection of the group’s five live sessions recorded in 1969 – which is this week’s highest new entry at Number 3. 

Celebrating the record’s success, the band told“This feels very surreal. Obviously it’s amazing! This album has been a real labour of love for us… making it has been the one constant through all the madness of the last couple of years.”

Meanwhile, Skepta’s Konnichiwa is back in the Top 20 this week after winning this year’s Mercury Prize. The record vaults 40 places to Number 13 – a sales uplift of 174% since his win last Thursday (September 15). Konnichiwa entered the Official Albums Chart at Number 2 when it was released back in May.

Usher notches up his sixth UK Top 10 album with his eighth studio collection Hard II Love, debuting at Number 7, and French singer-songwriter Christine And The Queens leaps nine places back into the Top 10 at 10.

British folk singer Seth Lakeman lands at Number 18 with Ballads Of The Broken Few, and Shakin’ Stevens returns to the Official Albums Chart for the first time in 11 years this week with his 12th studio album Echoes Of Our Times (22).

Further down, Sam Bailey’s second album Sing My Heart out is new at 33, Ian Hunter & The Rant Band enter at 36 Fingers Crossed, their first Top 40 album in 40 years, and British alt-rockers Young Guns bow at Number 40 with Echoes.

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