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John Newman secures No.1 with debut album, 'Tribute'

Singer-songwriter John Newman has shot straight in at No.1 this afternoon (October 20) with his debut studio album, 'Tribute'.

Newman was at No.1 on Wednesday, October 16 when the midweek chart update was announced and he has managed to maintain his lead, despite facing tough competition from the likes of Sir Paul McCartney with his album 'New' (No.3) and Cher, with 'Closer To The Truth' at No.4. He told the Official Charts Company:

"It’s such an amazing thing for an artist to have a Number 1 album, especially on a debut. It means so much to me and I just want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped make this happen. Can't wait to see everyone on tour next week!”

Elsewhere on the UK Top 40 albums chart, Pearl Jam have debuted at No.2 with 'Lightning Bolt', The Saturdays made an appearance at No.10 with their new offering, 'Living For The Weekend', and Miley Cyrus is at No.7 with her previously chart-topping album 'Bangerz'






Watch Newman perform 'Out Of My Head' for Vevo Lift below: