Sam Smith’s Debut Album Is Fastest-Selling In U.K. This Year



British singer Sam Smith is celebrating the U.K.’s fastest-selling debut album in 2014. So far, his In The Lonely Hour is topping selling scores.

The 22-year-old’s first album sold more than 101,000 copies in its first seven days on release.

It even topped Coldplay’s Ghost Stories for the number one spot.

Ghost Stories are now at number two, while Paolo Nutini’s Caustic Love keeps third place.

Paloma Faith’s A Perfect Contradiction and Michael Jackson’s Xscape rounded out the new top five.

Meanwhile, on the U.K. singles chart, SecondCity has landed his first number one with I Wanna Feel.

Smith’s Stay with Me is now keeping the number two, with Klingande’s Jubel just behind at three.

Mr Probz’s Wave and Rita Ora’s I Will Never Let You Down came in at numbers four and five, respectively.

Sam Smith, unlike Iggy Azalea, obviously hasn’t matched one of the Beatles’ chart records, since they were the entire top five in one week. But it still keeps us wondering – is he the only British act, other than the legendary Beatles, to occupy as many as three consecutive positions in the top 40 on the same Hot 100?

Honestly, the world thinks he might be, because such achievements have surely become more achievable only in recent years, as featured vocalists and rappers have become more commonplace.

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