Beyonce conquers the album chart
Published 03/07/2011 | 19:09
She wowed thousands at Glastonbury a week ago and Beyonce has now seen her new album shoot straight to number one, according to the Official Charts Company.
The album, called 4, was released in the UK on June 27 - a day after her headline performance at the festival.
Its meteoric entry means that Beyonce now has two albums in the top 40, with her 2008 effort I Am... Sasha Fierce still at 38.
It's the second time the pop diva has scored a number one in the UK album chart after her solo debut Dangerously In Love reached the summit in 2003.
Beyonce also made it straight into the singles chart this week at number three with Best Thing I Never Had, and Irreplaceable at 38.
But a relatively unchanged singles chart was topped for a second week running by R&B singer/songwriter Jason Derulo's Don't Wanna Go Home.
Coldplay crept into the singles chart with a number 40 entry for In My Place, a track they originally released in 2002.
The previous week's number one album, Lady Gaga's Born This Way, was knocked back down to number three.
Adele continues to have two albums in the top five with 21 at number two and 19 at number five.
There were two new entries in the album chart's top 10, Biffy Clyro's Revolutions/Live At Wembley and Kaiser Chiefs' The Future is Medieval. Revolutions/Live At Wembley is a double CD/DVD set which comes with a documentary, a poster, stickers, a tour programme and even some confetti from a Wembley gig Biffy Clyro played in December 2010.