Official Charts Analysis: Sam Smith retains No.1 album slot in busiest week of the year

ALBUMS

It is the busiest week of the year-to-date with 18 new entries and eight re-entries flooding into the Top 75 artist album chart - but not one of them could muster enough sales to prevent Sam Smith's In The Lonely Hour from securing its second straight week at number one (fourth in all) on sales of 30,398 copies.

Although finally emerging triumphant, Smith was behind on midweek sales flashes throughout the week, with Led Zeppelin veteran Robert Plant - ...

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