Iron Maiden have hit the top of the UK charts for the fifth time, with their new album The Book Of Souls. The record is the band’s sixteenth studio album and their first in five years after 2010’s The Final Frontier which also reached number one in the UK.

book of soulsThe Book Of Souls has topped the UK album chart.

According to the Official Chart Company, The Book of Souls sold just over 60,000 copies to take the top spot. The band had hit the headlines last month when it was announced that supermarket chain Tesco would be stocking a vinyl edition of the album in 55 of it’s biggest stores, in order to trail demand for the medium.

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In the number two spot is Jess Glynne’s I Cry When I Laugh for the second week in a row, while last week’s number one, The Weeknd’s The Beauty Behind The Madness, slips to three. Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour rose one place to take the number four spot in its 68th week on the chart.

The top five was then rounded off by a new entry from Troye Sivan with his second EP, Wild. At number six Five Finger Death Punch scored their highest charting album with new release, Got Your Six.

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Another new entry came from veteran 80's pop band A-Ha with Cast In Steel. The album is the band’s 6th UK Top 10 album and this week also marks the 30th anniversary of the band’s first UK hit, 'Take On Me', which hit number two in 1985. Also scoring new entries this week are Scottish rockers The View with Ropewalk at number 21 and rapper Travis Scott with his debut album Rodeo at number 22.