Right Place Right Time for Olly Murs as he scores double number one
Monday 03 December 2012
Olly Murs is the king of the charts this week after reaching number one with an album and single.
The former X Factor singer's third album Right Place Right Time went straight in at number one on the Official Albums Chart.
With an 127,000 copies sold in its first week, Right Place Right Time is also the fastest-selling male solo album of the year.
Murs' single "Troublemaker" featuring US rapper Flo Rida held firm for a second week at number one on the Official Singles Chart.
Meanwhile, Bruno Mars and Rihanna shoot back into the Official Singles Chart top three following appearances on X Factor, with "Locked Out Of Heaven" and "Diamonds" finishing the week at number two and three respectively.
Labrinth featuring Emeli Sandi held firm for another week at number four with "Beneath You're Beautiful" while Alicia Keys is at five with "Girl On Fire".
Kesha is this week's highest new entry as new single "Die Young" comes in at number 10.
Further down the chart are two new entries from American indie outfit Imagine Dragons, whose "Radioactive" and "Hear Me" chart at number 35 and 37 respectively, while Athlete's 2005 single "Wires" comes in at number 40 following Rylan Clark's performance of the song on X Factor.
With the festive season just around the corner, two modern Christmas classics are tied as this week's highest climbers on the Official Singles Chart.
The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl's seminal "A Fairytale Of New York" re-enters the Top 40 for the eighth year running as it jumps 26 places to number 27, while Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" also climbs 26 places to finish the week at Number 30.
On the Official Albums Charts, former X Factor graduates One Direction held firm at number two with Take Me Home.
Last week's chart-topper Rihanna dropped two to number three with Unapologetic, while two festive albums, Michael Buble's deluxe version of Christmas and Rod Stewart's Merry Christmas Baby both climbed one place to finish the week at Number four and five respectively.
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