Official Charts Analysis: Blossoms take top spot with eponymous debut

In the first all-new top two for eight weeks, Manchester's melodic indie band Blossoms' eponymous debut album easily fends off the challenge of London grime artist Giggs' fourth album, Landlord.

With Blossoms' latest single Charlemagne getting major support from both Radio 1 and 2, the album's debut atop the chart comes with first week sales of 20,987 (including 1,392 from streams) - the best opening week's tally for the first album by any UK band thus far this year. Surprisingly ...

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