Sam Smith tops British music charts with fastest selling debut album

Reuters| Updated: Jun 02, 2014, 01:26 AM IST

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".