Rebecca Ferguson’s Heaven topped the half-million sales barrier last week with her debut album Heaven.
The record is currently approaching double-platinum status (awarded for 600,000 shipments) and moved 13-6 on 9,901 sales in this week’s chart. It has now been constantly on the rise for the six consecutive weeks since it reached its lowest chart position to date (No. 60) back in April, and its overall sales tally now stands at 501,338.
‘Glitter & Gold’, benefiting from a performance on Alan Carr: Chatty Man, climbs 182-116, having sold 2,209 downloads.
In terms of sales from the X Factor 2010 season, Heaven remains the second best-selling album from an act of that year. One Direction’s Up All Night remains in front with 608,382 sales, while Matt Cardle’s Letters has managed a respectable 268,865 (though only 20,000 have been since January) and Cher Lloyd’s Sticks + Stones is close behind him.
At the top of the list this week, Keane’s Strangeland nets 47,839 sales to debut at No. 1 – an increase on Night Train‘s 28,063-copy start but down on the first-week figures their eponymous debut (155,373), Under The Iron Sea (222,297) and Perfect Symmetry (79,106).