Boyzone keep album number one spot with ‘Brother’

Boyzone: Brother

Boyzone have maintained their number one album spot with fourth studio album Brother, selling in excess of 45,000 copies. The group keep Lady Gaga and Justin Beiber off the top spot who remain stuck in the second and third positions respectively. The highest new entry in this week’s album chart comes from Free and Bad Company with greatest hits album The Very Best of.

André Rieu climbs 11 places to finish just outside the top 10 with Forever Vienna while Cheryl Cole climbs for a fourth consecutive week with 3 Words to put its total sales to over 750,000 mark.

Craig David improves on his midweek position to debut at number 13 with new album Signed Sealed Delivered, however Madonna – who debuted in the top 5 in the midweeks – has slipped down to 17 on sales of 12,400 with her live concert album Sticky and Sweet.

Last week’s new entries from Laura Marling and Goldfrapp both take big tumbles, with Marling falling 14 places to come to a rest at 18 and Goldfrapp finishing the week 18 places down at 24.

Kids In Glass Houses debut at 27 in the top 40 on sales of 8,400, despite being in the top 10 in the midweek update.

Thanks to their success in the singles chart, Scouting for Girls’ self titled debut album, first released in 2007, makes a reappearance in the top 40 at 35. Foo Fighter’s Greatest Hits also renters the chart this week at 36.

Going outside of the top 40 and even beyond the top 75, things get worse for the Sugababes with Sweet 7 falling over 30 places to 76, selling just over 2,500 copies this week.

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