Jay-Z earns first UK number one album

Jay-Z has scored his first chart-topping album in the UK with Magna Carta… Holy Grail.

The US rapper’s 12th studio album landed straight at the top of chart, following his headline performance at London’s Wireless Festival on Saturday (July 13).

His previous peak as a solo artist was at four with 2009’s Blueprint III, while Watch the Throne with Kanye West reached number three.

Rod Stewart climbs back three spots to two with Time, following a BBC Imagine documentary on Tuesday.

Passenger also rises three places to three with All the Little Things, while Michael BublĂ© slips two to four with To Be Loved. Mumford & Sons drop four from last week’s top spot to five with Babel, in its 42nd week in the chart.

Imagine Dragons leap 18 spots to 12 with their debut album Night Visions. Justin Timberlake climbs back 14 places to 28 with The 20/20 Experience.

Jamie Cullum enjoys the biggest climb at 40, soaring 97 places with Momentum, after his cover of ‘Pure Imagination’ was used in a BBC montage during Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win.

Source: Official Charts Company