Official Charts Analysis: Jake Bugg beats Leona Lewis to No.1 by 8k sales


A week after scoring her seventh Top 10 single with Trouble, you'd think that Leona Lewis would be a shoe-in to maintain her 100% record on the album chart but her third album Glassheart opens at number three on sales of 27,462 copies, sensationally losing out to newcomer Jake Bugg's eponymous debut and Mumford & Son's Babel.

27 year old Lewis' introductory 2007 album, Spirit, had higher first week sales than any debut album in history to that point, ...

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