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Saturday 10 December 2016

Blossoms are No1 for second week in Official Albums Charts

Published 19/08/2016 | 18:06

Blossoms retained the top spot on the Official Albums Charts for a second week.
Blossoms retained the top spot on the Official Albums Charts for a second week.

Blossoms has fended off competition from the likes of Drake and ELO to retain the top spot on the Official Albums Charts for a second week.

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The Stockport indie rockers, who began rehearsing as a band in a scaffolding yard owned by bassist Charlie Salt's grandfather, went straight to No 1 with their self-titled debut album following their August 5 release.

Despite an early lead in the mid-weeks from ELO with their record All Over The World - The Very Best Of, Blossoms took back control to defend their accolade.

The reformed 1970s progressive rock-pop group were in charge of the top position with 230 more sales than the newcomers on Monday.

Canadian rapper Drake has been sitting in the charts for 15 weeks with his record Views, which has risen from No 2 after being at No 3 last week.

Chaleur Humaine by Christine And The Queens has risen from No 6 to No 4, and Bob Marley's Legend climbed to the fifth spot after being at No 11.

Over on the Officials Singles Charts, Justin Bieber's collaboration with Major Lazer and MO has clung onto the No 1 spot for the fourth consecutive week.

The track has dominated the airwaves recently, and managed to keep Bieber's other track - Let Me Love You with DJ Snake - down in second position for a second week.

This week's top five is comprised of non-mover Calum Scott with Dancing On My Own at No 3, Chainsmokers ft Halsey's hit Closer rising to No 4 from No 12 and Perfect Strangers by Jonas Blue ft JP Cooper slipping down one place to No 5.

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