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George Ezra’s Wanted On Voyage hits the No.1 spot 14 weeks after release

British singer/songwriter George Ezra has hit No.1 on the Official Albums Chart with debut LP 'Wanted On Voyage', 14 weeks after its initial release.

After trailing Jamie T’s 'Carry On The Grudge' in the midweeks, 'Wanted On Voyage' - which includes Top 10 singles 'Budapest' and 'Blame It On Me' - has pushed ahead in the eleventh hour to score George his first No.1.

George tells

“It’s amazing that, over three months since my album came out, not only is it still in the Top 10 but it’s gone to Number 1. Thank you so much to everyone that has bought it – I hope you’re having as much fun listening to it as I had making it. Keep your pecker up and all the very best!”

'Wanted On Voyage' hasn’t once left the Top 10 since its release back in June and this week spends its 11th week in the Top 5.

'Wanted On Voyage' ended the week over 10,000 copies ahead of Jamie T’s 'Carry On The Grudge', which slips to No.4 in today’s final scores. 'Carry On The Grudge' maintains its position as this week’s highest new entry and gives Jamie T his third Top 5 album.

Up one place to No.2 today is Sam Smith’s 'In The Lonely Hour', followed by Ed Sheeran’s 'X', up three places to 3. 'X' was confirmed by the Official Charts Company this week as the biggest selling artist album of 2014, as well as being certified double Platinum by the BPI, having amassed sales of over 634,000 copies. 

Rounding out today’s Top 5 is Barbara Streisand’s duets album 'Partners' (No.5).

Other than Jamie T’s 'Carry On The Grudge' (No.4), there are 11 new entries in today’s Official Albums Chart Top 40.

Britpop pioneers Oasis are at No.7 with '(What’s The Story) Morning Glory'. The album re-enters the Top 10 for the first time in 18 years today thanks to a deluxe reissue.

Prince makes two appearances in today’s Official Albums Chart Top 40 with 'Art Official Age' at No.8 and collaboration with 3rdEyeGirl, Plectrum Electrum at 11.

Veteran prog rockers Genesis are at 10 with career-spanning box-set R-Kive, while My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way scores his first solo Top 20 with 'Hesitant Alien' (No.14).

SBTRKT is at No.16 with 'Wonder Where We Land', trailed by BGT alum Lucy Kay who scores her first Top 20 with debut release 'Fantasia' (No.18).

US singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams scores a second Top 40 with 'Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone' (No.23), as Marmozets make their Top 40 debut with 'The Weird And Wonderful Marmozets' (No.25).

Finally Abba’s 'Live At Wembley Arena' (No.30) and The Levellers’ 'Greatest Hits' (No.32) also enter the Top 40 today, as Cilla Black’s 2013 greatest hits collection 'The Very Best Of' climbs 22 places to No.26 today, after the success of ITV’s biopic 'Cilla'.

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Watch the official videos for Ezra's 'Blame It On Me', Jamie T's 'Don't You Find' and Lucinda Williams recording 'West Memphis' below:


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