Foo Fighters tear to top of UK album chart

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 18, 2011 1:19 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - The Foo Fighters charged straight to the top of the UK album chart on Sunday, ending English soul singer Adele's 11-week reign.

"Wasting Light" marks the Dave Grohl-fronted band's third British chart-topper, following "Echoes Silence Patience & Grace" (2007) and "One By One" (2002).

Since the Foo Fighters' self-titled debut peaked at No. 3 in 1995, they have sold over 4.5 million albums in the U.K., the Official Charts Company said. The album is also expected to debut at No. 1 in the United States, a first for the band, when data are published on Wednesday.

Adele's "21" slipped to No. 2, while her resurgent 2008 debut "19" stayed at No. 3. Other new entries included the Glee Cast's "Glee The Music Volume 5" at No. 4, and "Paper Airplane" by bluegrass queen Alison Krauss + Union Station at No. 11.