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The Killers Hit Five U.K. No. 1s in a Row With 'Wonderful Wonderful'

The Killers
Anton Corbijn

The Killers

The Killers make it five for five on the U.K. album chart, debuting at No. 1 for the fifth studio release running with Wonderful Wonderful (EMI/Universal). Meanwhile, it's a third week at the singles summit for Sam Smith's “Too Good At Goodbyes” (Capitol/Universal).

Only Oasis, Coldplay and Arctic Monkeys have equalled or bettered the Killers' sequence of U.K. album chart-toppers; Keane scored five, including one EP release. So the American band are the only international act ever to achieve the feat, which they complete with 52,000 combined units. The run began with Hot Fuss in 2004 and continued with Sam's Town (2006), Day & Age (2008) and Battle Born (2012).

Last week's No. 1 debutant, Foo Fighters' Concrete and Gold (Columbia/Sony), falls to No. 2, as Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Asylum/Warner) stays at No. 3 again. Van Morrison scores his 15th top ten album in the U.K. as Roll With The Punches (Exile/Universal) starts at No. 4, and Enter Shikari lands at No. 5 with The Spark (Play It Again Sam).  

Black Country Communion's BCCIV (Mascot) gives the Anglo-American rock supergroup a No. 7 debut, and their first U.K. top ten album, while The Horrors score their third, arriving at No. 8 with V (Wolf Tone).

Smith continues to lead the Official Charts Company's singles countdown, but only by a whisker. After racing neck and neck with “Rockstar” (Republic/Universal) by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage, “Too Good At Goodbyes” wins by just 693 combined units. The U.S. rapper's hit climbs 5-2 as Dua Lipa's “New Rules” (Warner Bros./Warner Music) dips 2-3.

“Havana” (Epic/Syco/Sony) by Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug climbs 7-4 on the new chart, while the remix of “Reggaeton Lento” (Syco Music/Sony) by CNCO featuring Little Mix climbs a place to regain its No. 5 peak.