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Katy B tops the UK album chart with Little Red

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Image caption Katy B released her debut album in 2011, peaking at number two

Katy B has landed her first number one album after Little Red beat releases from Temples and Lisa Stansfield to the top of the chart.

The Brit school graduate, real name Kathleen Brien, released her debut album Katy B On A Mission in 2011, where it peaked at number two.

Clean Bandit's Rather Be has clung on at the top of the singles chart for a fourth week.

Zedd and Paramore's Hayley Williams' Stay the Night was at number two.

It finished just 8,000 copies behind Clean Bandit - a London-based quartet who mix classical instruments with electronic dance music.

Pharrell Williams' Oscar-nominated Happy fell one place to number three, while the second highest new entry, Shot Me Down by David Guetta FT Skylar Grey, was at number four.

Katy B's single Crying For No Reason completed the week's top five.

The 24-year-old's album features the song-writing talent of Robbie Williams collaborator Guy Chambers and Fraser T Smith.

In its five star review of the album, the Telegraph said: "Her magic trick is to sound like a Saturday night everygirl and magnify those emotions into an almost spiritual, party-wide transcendence, like a street wise, 21st century answer to Agnetha Faltskog".

Little Red edged out Ellie Goulding's Halcyon, at number two, and London Grammar, who climbed one place to number three.

Beyonce's self-titled album made number four while Avicii's True made number five.

Further down the chart, newcomers Temples were the week's second highest new entry with their debut album, Sun Structures, at number seven.

Twenty-five years after topping the chart with her single All Around The World, Lisa Stansfield has returned with her seventh studio album Seven - which charted at 13.

Crowded House frontman Neil Finn was new in at 22 with Dizzy Heights, while Rosanne Cash, the eldest daughter of late country music legend Johnny Cash entered at 25 with The River & The Thread.

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