The Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers has scored his second UK number one solo album after The Desired Effect went straight to the top of the charts this weekend. Flowers’ previous solo offering, Flamingo, took the top spot in 2010, while The Killers’ have scored four number one albums in their career so far.

Brandon FlowersFlowers has topped the UK album chart for the second time.

Flowers outsold his closet rival Paul Weller by just 5,000 sales with the Jam frontman’s Saturn’s Pattern entering in the number two spot. In the number three position was last weeks chart topper Mumford & Sons with Wilder Mind, which slipped two places, while Taylor Swift’s 1989 enjoyed its 30th week in the top 100 at the number four spot.

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Faith No More’s seventh studio album, Sol Invictus, entered the chart as the week's second highest new entry in the number six spot, while Mariah Carey’s latest offering, Number 1 To Infinity just scraped the top ten, entering at number 8.

In the singles chart, OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’, remixed by Felix Jaehn’s held on to the number one spot for a fourth week, as former chart topper, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s ‘See You Again’ had to contend with number two.

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In third place was LunchMoney Lewis' with ‘Bills’, which fell one place from last week. This week’s highest new entry came from Taylor Swift whose ‘Bad Blood’, featuring Kendrick Lamar debuted at number four.