Keane get fourth No 1 album with EP
Published 16/05/2010 | 21:12
Keane are celebrating a fourth No 1 album as their latest EP topped the charts in its first week on sale.
Night Train forced Plan B's The Defamation of Strickland Banks and Lady Gaga's The Remix into second and third place.
According to the Official Charts Company, the three-piece Brit band's worldwide album sales now exceed 10 million, after previous albums Hope And Fears (2004), Under The Iron Sea (2006) and Perfect Symmetry (2008) also hit top spot.
The Night Train EP was released just 18 months after their last full album, Perfect Symmetry.
Keane's drummer Richard Hughes said of the new record: "Inspired by all parts of the world - South America, largely, but everywhere.
"The EP is the flipside of touring for a year, where each night we'd play a song that we'd had for years. Writing and recording on the road meant that we could be creative."
Meanwhile, grime collective Roll Deep toasted their third week at the top of the singles chart.
Roll Deep fought off the challenge of Jason Derulo and Usher featuring Will.I.Am, who were forced to settle for second and third spot.
The long-standing east London group, who became one of the figureheads of the grime scene in 2005, count Dizzee Rascal and Tinchy Stryder among their former members.
Edward Maya, Aggro Santos, Plan B, Fyfe Dangerfield, Alexandra Burke, the Glee cast and Kelis complete the top 10.