London: British singer-songwriter Sam Smith went straight to the top of the charts with his debut album "In The Lonely Hour" on Sunday, the Official Charts Company said.
The 22-year-old`s album has sold 101,000 copies over the last seven days, making it the fastest-selling debut album of the year so far and knocking Coldplay`s "Ghost Stories" into second place after a week at number one.
Paolo Nutini`s "Caustic Love" climbed three places to number three.
In the singles chart, 27-year-old Chicago-born house and techno producer SecondCity took the top spot with his debut track "I Wanna Feel", pushing Sam Smith`s "Stay With Me" into second.
French house duo Klingande, who have already topped the charts in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, were a new entry at number three with their UK debut "Jubel".