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Kings of Leon rule UK album chart

Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon knocked Robbie Williams' greatest hits album from the top of the chart

US rockers Kings of Leon rule the UK album chart after their new offering sold more copies in its first week on release than any so far this year.

Come Around Sundown sold 183,000 copies, including 49,000 downloads - an all-time record for digital sales in any album's opening week.

The Beatles had two new entries in the Top 10, at four and six, with a pair of compilations of remastered hits.

In the singles chart, Bruno Mars retook the top spot with Just the Way You Are.

The Hawaii-born singer and producer has seen a surge in sales for the recent chart-topper since it was performed on ITV's The X Factor.

Mars - real name Peter Gene Hernandez - held off a challenge from boy band The Wanted, whose song Heart Vacancy was a new entry at two.

Newlywed Katy Perry had the second highest new entry with her song Firework, which entered the singles chart at number five.

The US singer, who married comedian Russell Brand in India on Saturday, also holds the number five position in the albums chart with her Teenage Dream disc.

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