August 12, 2012 / 6:17 PM / 6 years ago

Rihanna climbs back to top of British album charts

LONDON (Reuters) - Pop singer Rihanna has returned to the top of Britain’s album rankings with her album “Talk That Talk” after a run of 38 weeks in the Top 40, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.

Rihanna goes into the crowd during a performance at the Hackney Weekend festival at Hackney Marshes in east London, June 24, 2012. REUTERS/Olivia Harris

It is only the second week the album has been in the number one spot as it nears 1 million British sales.

The recording has been a huge hit around the world and helped the Barbadian star to earn an estimated $53 million in the 12 months to May this year, according to Forbes magazine.

East London rapper Wiley topped the singles charts for a second week with “Heatwave”, his first solo British number one.

British pop band Lawson were the week’s highest new entry at number three with their single “Taking Over Me”.

Redlight, a DJ and producer from Bristol in southwest England, was also new in fifth place with “Lost In Your Love”.

Reporting by Tim Castle

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