Metallica Storm To Top Of UK Album Chart

Kings of Leon also score first ever number one single!

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The UK charts have both been rocked with the latest Metallica album ‘Death Magnetic’ going straight in at number one beating main competitors for the spot Glasvegas whose debut album is second.

In other album chart news, Elbow‘s Mercury Prize win last week has contributed to a massive sales leap – their fourth album ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ has gained 54 places, going from 61 to number 7.

On the singles chart Tennessee pop rock group Kings of Leon have scored their first ever singles chart number one with the anthemic “Sex On Fire”, which is the lead track from forthcoming album “Only By The Night” which is released next week.


Their previous highest entry was in July 2007, when “Fans” reached number 13.

KoL end Katy Perry‘s five-week run at the top of the chart with ‘I Kissed A Girl’, which is now at number two.

The top 10 UK albums (w/c September 14, 2008) are:


1. Metallica – ‘Death Magnetic’

2. Glasvegas – ‘Glasvegas’

3. Rihanna – ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’

4. The Verve – ‘Forth’

5. Duffy – ‘Rockferry’

6. The Script – ‘The Script’

7. Elbow – ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’

8. Michael Jackson – ‘King Of Pop’

9. Abba – ‘Gold: The Greatest Hits’

10. Coldplay – ‘Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends’

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