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Charlie Simpson smash album set for fire-hit label PIAS

Former Busted band member, Charlie Simpson's new album looks set for a Top 10 record this weekend, just days after its Sony DADC distribution centre was raised to the ground during the London riots.

Record label PIAS was originally considering postponing the planned release this week of  'Young Pilgrim', given fire last Tuesday morning (August 9) which destroyed the huge Enfield warehouse.

Yesterday, the album showed up as a new entry at number five in the week’s first sales flashes with 4,663 copies sold. More than 55 per cent of these sales were achieved with physical product.

PIAS managing director Peter Thompson said: “Seven days ago our warehouse burnt to the ground but today we had Charlie Simpson enter the charts at number five.”

Watch Charlie Simpson perform 'Parachutes' live at XFM Manchester here: