Newcomers see hard work pay off with No.1
michael baggs
07:57 9th September 2013


After a relentless year of festivals and live shows, The 1975 have seen their hard work pay off, as their self-titled debut album entered the charts this week at No.1.

The band are one of the big success stories of 2013, and one of the hardest working bands of the year, having seemingly appeared on the line-up of every festival throughout the summer. Their debut album includes hit singles 'Chocolate', 'The City' and 'Sex' - all of which have scored the Manchester band Top 40 singles.

As newcomers, the list of artists they have outsold to score a chart topping album is rather impressive - with Nine Inch Nails entering at No.2 with Hesitation Marks, Rizzle Kicks landing at No.3, US star Ariana Grande making her chart debut at No.7 and indie survivors Babyshambles returning at No.10 with Sequel To The Prequel.

Elsewhere on the album chart, Krept & Konan enter at No.19 with Young Kingz, Luciano Pavarotti's 50 Greatest Tracks is new at No.20, John Legend enters at No.28 with Love In The Future and UB40 return at No.29 with Getting Over The Storm.

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On the UK singles chart, Katy Perry follows previous chart toppers 'I Kissed A Girl', 'California Gurls' and 'Part Of Me' as she enters at No.1 with her comeback track, 'Roar' - the first release from third studio album, Prism. Ellie Goulding drops to No.2 after three weeks on top, while Avicii slips to No.3.

UK rockers You Me At Six sadly miss out on the Top Ten placing they were chasing so intently last week, as their new single 'Lived A Lie' enters at No.11 and new girlgroup Neon Jungle make their chart debut at No.12 with 'Trouble'.

London Grammar score their first Top 20 hit with 'Strong' and the hugely hyped Mutya Keisha Siobhan single 'Flatline' fails to dent the Top 40, entering at No.50.

Below: the 17 rudest moments from The 1975's new video 'Sex'