James Arthur Nails Comeback With His 1st No.1 Album 'Back From The Edge'
HE DID IT!
No.1 single? Check. No.1 album? Check! James Arthur has completed his return to form with his brand new album Back From The Edge entering straight in at No.1 tonight on the Official UK Albums Chart.
Having spent three weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart earlier this year with 'Say You Won't Let Go', he's now claimed his first No.1 album with a combined sales figure of 41,000.
"To have a body of work go to No.1… it’s the ultimate sense of achievement," James told OfficialCharts.com. "Thank you so much to everyone who has bought it."
James, who's re-signed to Simon Cowell's record label Syco, recently revealed that he had a hard time trying to get anyone to collaborate with him, including the likes of Rita Ora and Ellie Goulding.
Hopefully the door will start knocking now James!
The Official UK Albums Chart Top 5:
1. James Arthur - Back From The Edge
2. Elvis Presley - The Wonder Of You
3. Michael Buble - Nobody But Me
4. Courteeners - Mapping The Rendezvous
5. Madness - Can't Touch Us Now
Meanwhile over in the Official Top 40, Little Mix hang on for a third week at No.1 with 'Shout Out To My Ex' - their joint longest-running UK No.1, currently tied with 'Black Magic'.
James Arthur's 'Say You Won't Let Go' sticks at No.2 while fellow X Factor alumni Louisa Johnson is this week's highest new entry at No.20 with 'So Good'.
Clean Bandit climb four places to No.3 with their Sean Paul and Anne-Marie assisted 'Rockabye' and Bruno Mars' '24K Magic' rises to its highest position so far at No.6.
The Official UK Singles Chart Top 5:
1. Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex
2. James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go
3. Clean Bandit Ft. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie - Rockabye
4. The Weeknd Ft. Daft Punk - Starboy
5. The Chainsmokers Ft. Halsey - Closer
Chart information © 2016 Official Charts Company.
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