Only By The Night is one of the fastest selling albums of the year

Kings of Leon have stormed to the top of the UK albums chart with fourth album ‘Only By The Night’, whilst single “Sex on Fire’ remains at the top of the singles chart for a second week.

The Tennessee rockers’ album sold 220, 000 copies in it’s first week of release, making it the second fastest selling album of 2008, second only to Coldplay‘s ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends.’

The band have also seen a huge sales increase for their previous album ‘Because of the Times’, causing it to re-enter the album chart, reaching number 12 this week.

A further album track “Use Somebody” from Only By The Night’ has also entered the singles chart at number 29, based on download figures alone.

This news tops a fantastic year for the group, who headlined the Glastonbury and V festivals this Summer.

This week’s Top Ten albums are:

1. Kings Of Leon – ‘Only By The Night’
2. Rihanna – ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’
3. Duffy – ‘Rockferry’
4. Pussycat Dolls – ‘Doll Domination’
5. Neyo – ‘Year Of The Gentleman’
6. Bette Midler – ‘The Best Bette’
7. Metallica – ‘Death Magnetic’
8. McFly – ‘Radio Active’
9. Elbow – ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’
10. David Gilmour – ‘Live In Gdansk’


And this week’s Top Ten singles are:

1. Kings Of Leon – ‘Sex On Fire’
2. Katy Perry – ‘I Kissed A Girl’
3. Rihanna – ‘Disturbia’
4. Pussycat Dolls – ‘When I Grow Up’
5. Iglu And Hartly – ‘In This City’
6. Gym Class Heroes Ft The Dream – ‘Cookie Jar’
7. James Morrison – ‘You Make It Real’
8. Sugababes – ‘Girls’
9. Neyo – ‘Miss Independent’
10. Faith Hill – ‘There You’ll Be’


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