George Ezra holds on to the top spot on the Official Albums Chart

by Martin
George Ezra is number one this week!
George Ezra holds on to the top spot for a second week

George Ezra holds on to the top spot for a second week

It’s that time of the week again where we take a look at the Official Albums Chart and it’s been confirmed that George Ezra has remained top of the charts for a second week.

Not only that but Hozier has claimed this week’s highest new entry. Find out the rest of the top five and what albums made it into the UK Top 40 by reading on.

George Ezra’s ‘Wanted On Voyage’ finally got that top spot last week – 14 weeks after the album first went on sale and he’s managed to hold on for a second week.

‘X’ from Ed Sheeran climbs back up the chart into Number (2) this week while Sam Smith’s debut release ‘In The Lonely Hour’ is at Number (3). The album has now spent 20 weeks in the Top 10 on the Official Albums Chart.

For Barbra Streisand, her duets album ‘Partners’ is at Number (4) this week while 24-year-old Irish musician Hozier is at Number (5) with his self-titled release.

The Official Charts Company have confirmed that Hozier, real name Andrew Hozier-Byrne has scored himself the highest new entry on the chart this week.

The album includes the hit single ‘Take Me To Church’ which you may remember, climbed into the UK Top 40 last month seven weeks after being released. It has peaked at Number (26) so far.

Hozier scores himself the highest new entry this week

Hozier scores himself the highest new entry this week

The Official Charts Company have confirmed a staggering 13 new entries on the chart this week in addition to Hozier including Canadian musician Caribou aka Dan Snaith who is at Number (8) with ‘Our Love’.

Meanwhile, Johnny Marr’s second solo album ‘Playland’ enters at Number (9), Gorgon City are at Number (10) with their debut LP Sirens and Bryan Adams is at Number (11) with ‘Tracks Of My Years’.

Lady Antebellum are Number (12) with their fifth studio album ‘747’, Stevie Nicks is at Number (14) with ’24 Karat: Songs From The Vault’ and Lower Than Atlantis are at Number (16) with their self-titled LP.

Former UB40 frontman Ali Campbell is at Number (18) with ‘Silhouette’, Jamie Cullum is at Number (19) with ‘Interlude’ while Flying Lotus are at Number (24) with ‘You’re Dead’.

Foster & Allen’s ‘Gold & Silver Days’ is at Number (28), Jackson Browne’s ‘Standing In The Breach’ is at Number (31) and finally Weezer’s ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’ is at Number (37).