Britain's Blur claim sixth number one album with The Magic Whip

Damon Albarn of the band Blur performs at Converse Rubber Tracks Live Presents Blur In Concert at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. -- PHOTO: AFP 
Damon Albarn of the band Blur performs at Converse Rubber Tracks Live Presents Blur In Concert at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. -- PHOTO: AFP 

LONDON (REUTERS) - British band Blur hit the top of the British album chart on Sunday with The Magic Whip, the group's first number one album in 12 years, the Official Charts Company said.

Nearly 24 years since their debut album, Blur saw off Taylor Swift's 1989 and James Bay's Chaos and the Calm, which placed second and third respectively. Former number one Stages by Josh Groban charted in fourth, ahead of Title by Meghan Trainor.

In the singles chart, Felix Jaehn's remix of Cheerleader by Omi overtook See you Again by Wiz Khalifa to win the top spot, after a tight race decided by just over 1,000 total sales.

New entry I Really Like You by Carly Rae Jepsen charted in third position, with Lean On by Major Lazer in fourth and Hold my Hand by Jess Glynne at number five.