Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines beat Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail in UK album charts

 

Robin Thicke ended Jay-Z's one-week stand at number one on the Official Albums Chart.

The US R&B star's sixth studio album Blurred Lines has relegated Beyonce's husband's Magna Carta Holy Grail into second place.

Blurred Lines is Thicke's second UK top 40 album, with his 2007 second album The Evolution Of Robin Thicke peaking at number 30 six years ago this month.

The album's lead single and title track broke through the million copies sales barrier earlier this week.

Blurred Lines is only the 137th single to reach this sales milestone in British history.

However, in the singles charts Avicii's "Wake Me Up" pushed Thicke's single "Blurred Lines" down to number two, becoming the fastest-selling single of the year so far, the Official Charts Company said.

"Wake Me Up" sold nearly 267,000 copies this week - its first week on sale - which beats the previous record set by Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" in May by around 76,000.

It went straight in at number one last night and had the biggest single-week sale since The Justice Collective's cover of The Hollies' "He Ain't Heavy" claimed the 2012 Christmas number one with sales of more than 269,000.

Swedish DJ and producer Avicii, also known as Tim Bergling, scored his first number one single in the UK in February with "I Could Be The One" with Dutch DJ Nicky Romero.

The 23-year-old had two other top five hits in 2011 - "Collide" with Leona Lewis and "Levels", which was later sampled by Flo Rida for his 2012 number one hit "Good Feeling"

Elsewhere in the singles charts, John Newman's "Love Me Again" is at three, Icona Pop's "I Love It" featuring Charli XCX is at four, and Will.I.Am's "Bang Bang" is at number five.

In the album charts, the Pet Shop Boys finished the week in third place with their 12th studio album Electric.

Rod Stewart's Time is at number four and Passenger's All The Little Lights is at number five.

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