Kasabian, a rock band from the English city of Leicester,
shot to the top of the album charts after their latest release,
"48:13", sold over 70,000 copies in the last seven days.
It was their fourth number one album in Britain and comes on the
eve of their headlining the famous Glastonbury music festival.
Kasabian knocked English singer-songwriter Sam Smith off the top
spot, a position he had enjoyed for two weeks. His album, "In
the Lonely Hour", fell to third place. Coldplay and "Ghost
Stories" held onto the second spot.
In the singles chart, Ella Henderson, an 18-year-old former
contestant in the "X Factor" TV talent show, scooped the top
spot with her debut release "Ghost".
The track, co-written by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, sold
more than 132,000 copies in the last seven days, the Official
Charts Company said.
Ed Sheeran and "Sing", last week's number one, fell to second
(Reporting by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Sophie Hares)
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