Black Sabbath score UK No.1 LP with ’13’

Black Sabbath have scored their first UK number one album in 43 years with 13.

Ozzy Osbourne’s iconic metal band beat Beady Eye to the top spot by 13,000 copies. Liam Gallagher’s band’s second album BE lands at two.

Sabbath now hold the record for the longest gap between number one albums. Bob Dylan previously held the record with 38 years, while Rod Stewart held the British record with 37 years.

Osbourne told The Official Charts Company: “I’m in shock! The success of this album has blown me off my feet. We’ve never had a record climb the charts so fast!

“It’s great. But Rod’s the same as us, we’ve got something other people haven’t got. It’s all manufactured bulls**t these days. But the likes of Rod and Elton John and us have got something different. We know our craft.”

Rod Stewart climbs back a spot to three with Time, swapping places with Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. Disclosure fall four spots from last week’s number one to five with Settle.

Electronic duo Boards of Canada achieve their first UK Top 10 album at seven with Tomorrow’s Harvest. Status Quo land at ten with their latest album Bula Quo!.

KT Tunstall enters at 14 with her new album Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon. Bruce Springsteen follows at 15 with his Essential collection.

Mark Owen earns his highest-charting solo album to date with The Art of Doing Nothing at 29.

Jimmy Eat World enter at 38 with their latest album Damage.

Source: Official Charts Company