To Be Loved: Michael Buble's new album fastest-selling of the year
Monday 22 April 2013
Michael Buble has scored the fastest-selling album of the year - and his own career - after his latest recording outsold the rest of the top five combined this week.
To Be Loved, the Canadian crooner's third UK number one album in a row, amassed a total of 121,000 sales in its opening week, according to the Official Charts Company.
Buble's latest has overtaken Crazy Love as the best-selling opening week of all of his albums to date, and also surpasses this year's previous fastest seller - Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience, which sold 106,000 copies in its first week last month.
Recently reunited rockers Fall Out Boy debuted at number two with their fifth album Save Rock And Roll, while Emeli Sande's Our Version Of Events was at number three.
P!nk's The Truth About Love sat in the number four position, and Timberlake's offering was at number five.
In the singles chart, east London drum and bass four-piece Rudimental found themselves celebrating their second number one in 12 months with "Waiting All Night" featuring Ella Eyre.
They emerged triumphant in a head-to-head with global pop megastars Will.I.Am and Justin Bieber as their song "£ThatPower" went in at number two.
Rudimental's track finished the week almost 38,000 copies ahead of the pop duo.
Piers Aggett, from Rudimental, told OfficialCharts.com: "Wow! Thank you to everyone who's bought 'Waiting All Night'. We do love you, man. We can't believe we've just got another Number 1... It's unreal."
Daft Punk entered this week's top three after drumming up 50,000 sales in 48 hours of new single "Get Lucky" featuring Pharrell Williams.
Last week's chart-topper Duke Dumont's "Need U (100%) FT A*M*E", fell three places to number four, and P!nk's "Just Give Me A Reason" featuring Nate Ruess rounded off this week's top five.
Elsewhere, Psy jumped 51 places to enter the top 10 with "Gentleman" - the follow-up to his worldwide number one smash "Gangnam Style".
"Gentleman" made its chart debut at 61 last Sunday after being on sale for less than 48 hours. The video has since clocked up over 190 million views on YouTube.
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