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Iron Maiden dominate the UK albums chart with 'Book Of Souls'

Iconic rock band Iron Maiden are back at the top of the Official Albums Chart this week with their new album 'The Book Of Souls'.

The veteran heavy metal rockers’ 16th studio album lands straight in at No.1 today with combined sales of just over 60,000. The band, led by Bruce Dickinson, last topped the charts in summer 2010 with 'The Final Frontier'.

The Book Of Souls also tops this week’s Official Vinyl Albums Chart. The record gained attention after Tesco trialled sales of vinyl with the LP in their 55 biggest stores this week; though it also proved popular in independent record shops this week too, entering at No.1 on today’s Official Record Store Chart.

Meanwhile, Jess Glynne’s 'I Cry When I Laugh' holds firm at No.2 this week, while last week’s No.1 from The Weeknd, 'The Beauty Behind The Madness', slips to No.3. Sam Smith’s 'In The Lonely Hour' sits at No.4 this week, and the Top 5 is completed by rising star Troye Sivan and his 'Wild' EP.

Heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch score a personal best on the Official Albums Chart with their latest album 'Got Your Six', which lands at No.6 today. Their previous highest peak position was No.21 with 2013’s 'The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Of Hell'.

Further down the chart, Scottish rockers The View score their fifth Top 40 album with 'Ropewalk', new in at No.21, Rapper Travis Scott’s debut album 'Rodeo' enters at No.21, and synth-pop duo Oh Wonder’s eponymous debut is new at No.26. 

Finally, Duran Duran’s classic 1982 album 'Rio' returns at No.28, British rockers Public Image Ltd score their first Top 40 album for 25 years with their 10th studio album 'What The World Needs Now' (29), and US band Arcs – lead by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach – bow at No.40 with 'Yours Dreamily'.

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Watch Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson talking about the band's new chart-topping album here:


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