Nov 18, 2014

    Pink Floyd top album charts again after 19 years


    BRITISH progressive-rock group Pink Floyd topped the British album charts for the first time in nearly 20 years on Sunday with The Endless River, the Official Charts Company said.

    The newly released album, which the band say will be their last, became the third fastest-selling by a single group or artist this year after shifting more than 139,000 copies last week.

    A tribute to the band's keyboardist, Rick Wright, who died in 2008, it is their sixth British No. 1 album and their first since Pulse in 1995.

    Foo Fighters were also a new entry at No. 2 with Sonic Highways, while last week's chart topper, X by Ed Sheeran, slid two places to No. 3.

    Sheeran also featured in the singles chart, where his track, Thinking Out Loud, stayed in second place, ahead of One Direction's Steal My Girl, which climbed six places to third.

    Topping the singles chart was a celebrity cover version of Avicii's Wake Me Up, recorded by Gareth Malone's All Star Choir in aid of charity Children in Need.