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Emeli Sande Breaks The Beatles Album Chart Record

Her debut LP has achieved the most consecutive weeks in the Top 10...

Emeli Sande has broken The Beatles chart record after her debut album achieved the most consecutive weeks in the UK Top 10.

The Read All About It singer's Our Version of Events album - which became the biggest-selling LP of 2012 after its release in February - smashed the Fab Four's record, which they've held for almost 50 years.

Sande's album has totalled a cool 63 weeks in the Top 10, eclipsing The Beatles' debut Please Please Me, which spent 62 weeks inside the Top 10 between 1963 and 1964.

Commenting on her achievement, Emeli told the Official Charts Company: "I'm completely lost for words and this is something I could only have dreamed of.

"The Beatles are the greatest band of all time and their legacy lives on and continues to inspire all of us that make music. I'm so happy that so many people have connected with the stories and the songs on the record, this really is our version of events now.

"I'd like to say thank you to everyone that has bought, played or shared my music in the last year, without your support this would never have been possible."

Currently sitting an No.5 on this week's chart, Our Version of Events has shifted 1.82 million copies in the UK to date, as well as spending a total of ten weeks in pole position.

Sande later tweeted: "This record is so significant to me for many different reasons. I'm so happy and I'm thankful to you all. We made history!! ‪#OVOE‬."