It was a tightly-fought contest between the two artists, but it was the all-girl three piece that managed to walk away victorious
Haim and Justin Timberlake battled it out in one of the most closely contested fights for the top of the UK album chart this weekend, with the all-girl trio only just managing to out muscle Justin's second album of 2013. Earlier this week, it was Justin who led the girls, but after a long-fought weekend it was the 'Don't Save Me' hit-makers who were able to finish the week as the no. 1 artist in the UK.
Haim managed to beat JT after a long week of competition
According to the Official UK Album Chart, Haim managed to score 2,100 more sales of their debut album, Days Are Gone, than Justin's The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2, which at one point in the week had led the girls by just 28 copies. Ultimately though, it was the three piece from Los Angeles who made the top spot, making Justin have to wait before he can claim his fourth UK number one album.
Coming in third was last week's number one; Mechanical Bull by the Kings of Leon, with the Arctic Monkeys taking the fourth spot with their well-received fifth album AM. Finishing off the top five was Drake, whose new album Nothing Was The Same fell from two to number five in the album chart.
Justin will have to wait for his fourth UK no. 1
Over in the singles chart, OneRepublic rounded off the US coup of the UK charts by gaining their first number one. The American band shot to the top of the Singles Chart with new track 'Counting Stars,' narrowly beating newcomers The Vamps, whose single 'Can We Dance' was beaten to the top spot by just over 1,000 copies. Making up the rest of the top five were Jason Derulo, whose track 'Talk Dirty' fell from no. 1 to no. 3 in the space of a week, Katy Perry's 'Roar' and Chase and Status' latest track 'Count On Me,' featuring Moko.