Olly Murs takes first album No.1 with ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’

Olly Murs has secured his first UK number one album with his second release In Case You Didn’t Know.

The 2009 X Factor runner-up narrowly beat Michael BublĂ©’s Christmas – which rose one place to two – by just 5,000 copies.

Rihanna’s Talk That Talk slipped two places from last week’s number one to three, but still managed to sell over 100,000 units.

Il Divo scored their fifth UK Top 10 album, with Wicked Game landing at number six. Bruno Mars’s former number one Doo Wops & Hooligans climbed back up three places to ten, spending its 34th week in the Top 10.

Westlife’s Greatest Hits slips five places to nine, while JLS see their Jukebox album fall to 11.

The Top 10 in full:
1. (-) Olly Murs: ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’
2. (3) Michael BublĂ©: ‘Christmas’
3. (1) Rihanna: ‘Talk That Talk’
4. (2) One Direction: ‘Up All Night’
5. (9) Adele: ’21’
6. (-) Il Divo: ‘Wicked Game’
7. (8) Ed Sheeran: ‘+’
8. (7) Coldplay: ‘Mylo Xyloto’
9. (4) Westlife: ‘Greatest Hits’
10. (13) Bruno Mars: ‘Doo Wops & Hooligans’

Kate Bush plummets 21 places from last week’s number five to 26 with 50 Words for Snow, with Nickelback also dropping from ten to this week’s 27 with Here & Now.

Take That enter at 12 with Progress Live, while Joe McElderry goes straight in at 16 with his Classic Christmas.

After 45 weeks inside the top ten, Adele’s 21 climbs back up four places to number five, while N-Dubz are only able to secure a new entry at this week’s 38 with their Greatest Hits collection.

Source: Official Charts Company