Saturday 25 November 2017

Phil Collins top of album chart

Phil Collins hit the top of the charts with covers album Going Back
Phil Collins hit the top of the charts with covers album Going Back

Phil Collins has achieved his first No 1 album in 12 years - beating Manic Street Preachers, who were hoping to achieve the same feat.

The former Genesis star's album of Motown and soul covers, Going Back, entered the charts at No 4 last week but experienced a surge in sales to reach the top spot.

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers' Postcards From A Young Man was pushed into third place by The Script album Science And Faith, last Sunday's No 1.

Coincidentally both the Manic Street Preachers and Phil Collins last had No 1 albums in 1998.

Hands All Over by Maroon 5 was the only other new entry in the top 10 album charts, reaching No 6.

In the singles chart, US singer Bruno Mars has obtained his first solo UK No 1 with Just The Way You Are (Amazing), having previously topped the charts with Nothing On You, a collaboration with B.O.B.

The second and third places remain unchanged, with Taio Cruz at No 2 with Dynamite, followed by Katy Perry's Teenage Dream.

Emma's Imagination, the act that won Sky1 talent show Must Be The Music, makes a new entry into the top 10 with single Focus - and she is also at No 25 with This Day.

Alex Gaudino also scores a new entry with I'm In Love (I Wanna Do It), which comes in at No 10.

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