Mumford & Sons' 'Wilder Mind' Opens at No. 1 in U.K.
Mumford & Sons have landed an instant U.K. No. 1 with their third album Wilder Mind (Gentlemen of the Road/Universal Island).
This week’s Official Charts Company data saw Jamaican pop-reggae artist Omi's Felix Jaehn remix of “Cheerleader” (Ultra) starting a second week at the singles summit.
The Mumford & Sons album amassed chart sales of 81,300 in its first week, compared to just under 159,000 for its 2012 predecessor Babel, the group’s first No. 1 set. Their 2009 debut, the long-running Sigh No More peaked at No. 2 in its 72nd chart week, in February 2011. The arrival of the new release helped lift the single “Believe,” which previously reached No. 20, back up 46-29.
Blur’s The Magic Whip (Parlophone/Warner Music), which entered at No. 1 last week, fell to No. 2, as Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour (Capitol/Universal) marked its 50th chart week with an 8-3 improvement. Ed Sheeran also rose again, 7-4, with X (Asylum/Warner Music) and Sia’s 1000 Forms of Fear (Monkey Puzzle/RCA/Sony Music) equaled its best position to date of five weeks ago, rising 13-5.
Hozier’s eponymous Universal Island release climbed 11-6, as its signature hit “Take Me To Church” moved back 17-16 and current single “Someone New” improved 36-27. Olly Murs’ former No. 1 “Never Been Better” (RCA/Sony) rebounded 25-11 and London rapper JME debuted at a career-best No. 12 with his third album Integrity (Boy Better Know). Now That’s What I Call Music 90 (Sony Music CG/Virgin EMI/Universal) leads the compilation chart for a sixth straight week.
The Omi hit finished the week 14,000 chart sales ahead of the No. 2 single and former No. 1 “See You Again” (Atlantic), by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth. In an unchanged top three, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You” (Interscope/Universal) held at No. 3.
Deep house duo Blonde, from Bristol in the west country of England, came in at No. 4 with the week’s highest new entry, “All Cried Out” (ffrr/Parlophone/Warner), featuring Alex Newell. “Where Are You Now” (Atlantic/Warner) by Skrillex & Diplo featuring Justin Bieber made a fast climb into the top ten, moving 18-6.