Newton Faulkner has debuted at No. 1 on the Official Albums Chart with his third album, Write It On Your Skin – pipping Frank Ocean to the top spot.
Faulkner took an early lead in Wednesdayâ€™s Official Chart midweek Update. Write It On Your Skin is the Surrey singer/songwriter’s second chart topper – his 2007 debut, Hand Built By Robots, also reached the summit.
Frank Ocean’s debut solo album, Channel Orange, lands at No. 2 – 3,000 copies behind Faulkner’s effort. Ocean’s LP was rush-released by label Def Jam earlier this week. It entered Wednesdayâ€™s Official Chart Update at No.6 after just 24 hours on sale.
The Official Albums Chart Top 5:
1 WRITE IT ON YOUR SKIN NEWTON FAULKNER
2 CHANNEL ORANGE FRANK OCEAN
3 OVEREXPOSED MAROON 5
4 IS YOUR LOVE BIG ENOUGH LIANNE LA HAVAS
5 FORTUNE CHRIS BROWN
Source Â Musicweek