August 8, 2010 / 6:07 PM / 9 years ago

Arcade Fire notch up first UK album chart-topper

LONDON (Reuters) - Canadian rock band Arcade Fire notched up their first UK number one album on Sunday when their latest release debuted at the top of the charts, the Official Charts Company said.

“The Suburbs,” the band’s first album for three years, went one better than their last release “Neon Bible” which reached number two.

U.S. rapper Eminem’s “Recovery” dropped to second from the top spot, while London musician Plan B’s “The Defamation of Strickland Banks” stayed in third.

In the singles chart, R&B singer Ne-Yo went straight in at number one with “Beautiful Monster.”

It was his third UK chart-topper and means he has now sold more than 2 million singles in Britain.

“Club can’t handle me” by Flo Rida featuring David Guetta climbed to second, while former number one “We No Speak Americano” by Australian dance act Yolanda Be Cool and producer DCUP falling to third place.

Reporting by Michael Holden

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