Beyonce conquers Official Midweek Album Chart



Beyonce's new album 4 has topped the Official Midweek Album Chart.

The singer's new single Best Thing I Never Had also enters the chart at number six, along with her Glastonbury rendition of Irreplaceable at 26.

Adele's 21 remains at number two in the album chart, with predecessor 19 at four after 120 weeks on the chart.

Other new entries include Biffy Clyro's Revolutions/Live At Wembley at number six and Kaiser Chiefs' The Future Is Medieval at number eight.

Stevie Nicks, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac, enters the chart at number seven with her album In Your Dreams, while Limp Bizkit's Cold Cobra debuts at number 18.

Other new entries come from Gillian Welch with The Harrow & The Harvest at 15, Foster The People with Torches at 21 and Islands - Essential at 30 from Ludovico Einaudi.

In the singles chart Jason Derulo spends his second week at number one with Don't Wanna Go Home, as Example's Changed The Way You Kissed Me stays at two.

Coldplay's In My Place, from their Glastonbury performance, goes into the chart at 31, while new single Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall moves from 42 to seven.

Listen to Greg James present the Official Midweek Chart update every Wednesday at 3.30pm on Radio 1