Indie newcomers Blossoms cling to the top of the album charts for a second week


Blossoms have fended off competition from the likes of Drake and ELO to retain the top spot on the Official Albums Charts for a second week.

The Stockport indie rockers, who began rehearsing as a band in a scaffolding yard owned by bassist Charlie Salt's grandfather, went straight to number one with their self-titled debut album following its August 5 release.

Despite an early lead in the mid-weeks from ELO with their record All Over The World - The Very Best Of, Blossoms took back control to defend their accolade.


The reformed 1970s progressive rock-pop group were in charge of the top position with 230 sales more the newcomers on Monday.

Canadian rapper Drake has been sitting in the charts for 15 weeks with his record Views, which has risen to number two after being at number three last week.

Chaleur Humane by Christine And The Queens has risen from number six to number four, and Bob Marley's Legend climbed to the fifth spot after being at number 11.

Over on the Officials Singles Charts, Justin Bieber's collaboration with Major Lazer and MO has clung onto the top spot for the fourth consecutive week.

The track has dominated the airwaves recently, and managed to keep Bieber's other track - Let Me Love You with DJ Snake - down in second position for a second week.

This week's top five is comprised of non-mover Calum Scott with Dancing On My Own at number three, Chainsmokers ft. Halsey's hit Closer rising to number four from 12, and Perfect Strangers by Jonas Blue ft. JP Cooper slipping down one place to five.