Royal Blood drop from the top spot in this week’s Official UK Top 40 Albums Chart, pipped to the post by Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’.
The Brighton two-piece were in the lead at the midweek stage, but with Smith hitting Number 5 in the Singles Chart with ‘I’m Not The Only One’, he steals a last minute Number 1 in the Album Charts to go with it.
George Ezra continues to hang around the higher reachers, with ‘Wanted On Voyage’ remaining at Number Five. Lonely The Brave score a stellar new entry at Number 14 with debut album ‘The Day’s War’, while Pulled Apart By Horses celebrate their first Top 40 record with their third full length ‘Blood’, in at Number 38.
The Top 10 reads:
1. Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour
2. Royal Blood - Royal Blood
3. Ed Sheehan - X
4. Maroon 5 - V
5. George Ezra - Wanted On Voyage
6. Collabro - Stars
7. The Pierces - Creation
8. Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love
9. Kate Bush - The Whole Story
10. Ariana Grande - My Everything