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Kate Bush album fails to topple Little Mix

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Image caption Bush's album features recordings from her 2014 London residency

Kate Bush has failed to top this week's album chart, despite midweek sales suggesting she would reach number one.

Her new live album Before the Dawn landed at number four despite strong sales early in the week putting her on course for the chart summit.

Little Mix hang on to the top spot with Glory Days, while a collaboration between Michael Ball and Alfie Boe is just behind at number two.

Elvis Presley's enduring popularity means he makes it to number three.

Top five albums
Artist Title
1) Little Mix Glory Days
2) Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Together
3) Elvis Presley The Wonder of You
4) Kate Bush Before the Dawn
5) The Weeknd Starboy

Canadian singer The Weeknd debuted at number five with his new album Starboy.

Other new entries this week include Andre Rieu's Falling in Love, which landed at number seven, and a number 10 position for Falling in Love by British TV presenter Bradley Walsh.

Busted's first studio album in 13 years, Night Driver, debuted at number 13.

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Image caption The Weeknd reached the top five in both the singles and album chart this week

In the singles chart, Clean Bandit remained at number one with Rockabye - which features Sean Paul and Anne Marie.

In doing so, it became the band's second song to hold the number one spot for four weeks, following 2014's Rather Be.

Black Beatles by Rae Sremmurd was also a non-mover at number two, while Starboy by The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk climbed five places to number three.

Top five singles
Artist Title
1) Clean Bandit feat. Anne Marie and Sean Paul Rockabye
2) Rae Sremmurd Black Beatles
3) The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk Starboy
4) James Arthur Say You Won't Let Go
5) Little Mix Shout Out to My Ex

There were no new entries in this week's singles chart, but Rag'n'Bone Man's Human leapt 66 places to number 11.

Further down the chart, Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You re-entered the top 40 at number 29.

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