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Bruce Springsteen grabs top spot in Britain's album chart

Published on Jan 20, 2014 5:59 AM
 

LONDON (REUTERS) - United States (US) singer Bruce Springsteen snatched top spot in Britain's album chart on Sunday for the 10th time with High Hopes, pushing British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding's Halcyon into second place, the Official Charts Company said.

High Hopes is a follow-up to his 2012 album Wrecking Ball, which also debuted at number one, and sees Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello join the Boss's regular backing group, the E Street Band.

In the singles chart, US singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams took top spot for a third week with Happy, which has notched up more than half a million sales since its release in November.

The track, which features in the soundtrack to the animated film Despicable Me 2, achieved sales of nearly 118,000 copies in the past week, the Official Charts Company said, its best weekly performance to date.

US singer Bruce Springsteen performing during the Wrecking Ball tour concert in Santiago, Chile on Sept 12, 2013. Springsteen snatched top spot in Britain's album chart on Sunday for the 10th time with High Hopes, pushing British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding's Halcyon into second place, the Official Charts Company said. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP
 
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