The Official Charts Company have confirmed tonight that X Factor alumni Ella Henderson has soared straight to the top of the Official Albums Chart.
Her debut release ‘Chapter One’, which features chart topping single ‘Ghost’ has been incredibly well received by her fans and she has definitely earned her place at the top of the chart.
‘Chapter One’ has finished 16,000 copies ahead of its nearest rival and has also become the second fastest-selling female debut release of 2014 – behind Sam Bailey’s ‘Power Of Love’.
Speaking about the news the singer told OfficialCharts.com: “To be a part of the music industry as a whole is something I’m learning to embrace, just seeing my name up there with other artists I admire and look up to is so surreal in itself,”
Ella added that “being Number 1 with my very first album is where a dream has met reality- it’s a moment in time I will never forget.”
Remaining in second place is Ed Sheeran with his second album ‘X’ followed by Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ at Number (3), and George Ezra’s ‘Wanted On Voyage’ at Number (4).
Completing the Top 5 this week is another Brit, Jessie J with her latest album ‘Sweet Talker’ which finishes this week at Number (5).
The Official Charts Company have reported that other than Ella Henderson and Jessie J’s new albums there are seven new entries in the UK Top 40 this week.
U2 have entered the Top 10 this week with ‘Songs Of Innocence’ which is at Number (6) – you’ll remember the album was released onto iTunes for free in September.
‘The Story – The Very Best Of’ – Spandau Ballet’s latest greatest hits collection is at Number (8) while Jessie Ware’s ‘Tough Love’ is at Number (9).
You + Me – the duo consisting of Pink and Dallas Green (also known as City and Colour) are at Number (10) with their debut release ‘Rose Ave.’ while Johnathan Antoine – the former Britain’s Got Talent finalist is at Number (13) with his solo release ‘Tenore’.
Ozzy Osbourne as scored his 14th UK Top 40 album with ‘Memoirs of a Madman’ which is at Number (23) while Si Cranstoun is at Number (30) with ‘Modern Life’.
Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash has scored his second highest climber with ‘World on Fire’ which is at Number (18) after climbing 49 places.
Finally, Pharrell Williams’ ‘G I R L’ has climbed 48 places to Number (12), Ben Howard’s ‘Every Kingdom’ is up 21 places to Number (25) and Ed Sheeran’s ‘+’ is up six places to Number (38).