Black Sabbath make UK chart history with first Number One album in nearly 43 years

Black Sabbath make UK chart history with first Number One album in nearly 43 years

Black Sabbath have made Official UK Album Chart history with their first Number One in nearly 43 years.

Sabbath's new album,13, entered the Official UK Album Chart at the top. The last time Black Sabbath were Number One in the UK was 42 years and eight months ago in October 1970, with their second album Paranoid.

The band now hold the record for the biggest gap between Number One albums. The record was previously held by Bob Dylan who managed 38 years between 1970's New Morning and 2009's Together Through Life, while Rod Stewart held the British record with 37 years between 1976's A Night On The Town and his current album Time, reports the Official Charts Company.

On beating Rod Stewart's chart record, Ozzy Osbourne said: "It's great! But Rod's the same as us, we've got something other people haven't got. It's all manufactured bullshit these days. But the likes of Rod, and Elton John and us have got something different. We know our craft."

Rod Stewart remains in the Official UK Album Chart Top 5 with Time at Number Three. Elsewhere, Boards Of Canada have bagged their first ever Official Top 10 hit with their new album Tomorrow's Harvest.

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