Monday 18 November 2019

Rudimental secure top spot with second album We The Generation

Amir Amor of Rudimental
Amir Amor of Rudimental

Rudimental landed straight in the number one spot with their second album We The Generation.

The record finished with more than double the sales of their nearest competitor, Ed Sheeran - who also collaborates with the four-piece on their second chart-topper.

Band member Amir Amor told "This is mad! When I think back to some of the seminal bands I've always loved, they all had at least two major records. I always dreamed of Rudimental having at least two major records - hopefully it will solidify to the world that we're serious contenders in the game. We're not going anywhere - we plan to stick around for a long time."

Bobby Womack and Lianna La Havas have joined Rudimental - who are made up of Amor, Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden and DJ Locksmith, for songs on their follow-up to 2013 debut Home

Meanwhile, Jess Glynne's I Cry When I Laugh rose from five to three, David Gilmour's former Number 1 Rattle That Lock slipped one place to four, and this week's top five is completed by Stafford rockers Editors, who earn their fifth consecutive Top 10 album with In Dream.

In the singles chart, Justin Bieber has returned to number one for a fourth week today with What Do You Mean, marking its third separate stint at number one. It becomes only the fourth song in history to achieve this.

Sam Smith's Bond theme Writing's on the Wall has fallen to third place, while R. City's Locked Away feat. Adam Levine scored a new Official Chart peak at number two.

Philip George & Anton Powers's Alone No More has become this week's highest climber, ascending a massive 120 places to number four, trailed by Ellie Goulding's On My Mind in fifth.

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