Alex Turner Scores Album Chart Topper Treble

The Arctic Monkey debuts at number one with Last Shadow Puppets

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Arctic Monkey‘s frontman Alex Turner has scored his third album number one with his project The Last Shadow Puppets, exactly one year after topping the UK album charts with the Monkeys second album Favourite Worst Nightmare.

The Last Shadow Puppets’ The Age Of The Understatement album features a collaboration between Turner and his friend Miles Kane who performs with The Rascals.

Both recorded the album in just two weeks whilst on a break from their usual musical commitments.

The Artic Monkeys’ 2006 debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not is still the fastest selling album by a group in the UK.

The only other new entry in the UK Albums Chart this week (April 27, 2008) is Whitesnake‘s eleventh studio album Good To Be bad at number seven. It is the band’s first new material to be released in a decade.

Over on the UK singles chart, Madonna retains the top spot for a seconmd week with “Four Minutes” – her collaboration with Juston Timberlake.

This weeks’ chart top five’s are:

Albums:

1. The Age of the Understatement – The Last Shadow Puppets
2. Konk – Kooks
3. Spirit – Leona Lewis
4. Rockferry – Duffy
5. E=MC2 – Mariah Carey


Singles:

1. 4 Minutes – Madonna
2. Black & Gold – Sam Sparro
3. American Boy – Estelle
4. Wearing My Rolex – Wiley
5. Cry For You – September


Data: The Official UK Charts Company

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