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Britain's Got Talent's Richard and Adam Johnson top UK album chart

Richard and Adam Johnson
Image caption The brothers' debut includes covers of Ave Maria and Amazing Grace

Britain's Got Talent finalists Richard and Adam Johnson have gone straight to the top of the UK album chart with their debut, The Impossible Dream.

The brothers from Holywell in North Wales knocked X Factor runner-up Jahmene Douglas off the top spot.

The pair finished third in the TV talent search after their performance was mired by a woman who ran on stage to throw eggs at the judges.

Douglas's debut, Love Never Fails, fell one place to two.

Richard and Adam's debut features the brothers singing classical renditions of tracks including The Power of Love, Unchained Melody, Amazing Grace and Ave Maria.

"It's amazing - you've made our Nan extremely happy, so thank you to each and everyone of you who's bought the album," Adam told the Official Charts Company.

The rest of the top five in the album chart was made up of Passenger's All The Little Lights, Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail, and Rod Stewart's Time.

There were four other new entries in the top 40 including Scouting For Girls' Greatest Hits at eight and AlunaGeorge's Body Music at 11.

Backstreet Boys' In A World Like This entered the chart at 16 while metal band Five Finger Death Punch's latest record, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, went in at 21.

In the singles chart, Swedish DJ and producer Avicii held on to the top spot for a third consecutive week with Wake Me Up, shifting a total of 545,000 copies.

Former number one Love Me Again by John Newman climbed back up two places to two, with Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines held firm at three.

Lana Del Rey's Summertime Sadness jumped 28 places up to number four and One Direction's Best Song Ever slipped from two to five.

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