Singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson has topped the UK album chart for the first time with his self-titled fourth album. The 39 year old was the first act to be signed to Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records earlier this year and managed to keep his mentor’s album x from reclaiming the top spot in the charts this week.

Jamie LawsonJamie Lawson has scored his first number one album.

Speaking to the Official Charts Company Lawson said, “It’s amazing. Thank you to the fans. I’m kind of new for most people so it’s amazing how people have taken to me in such a warm, kind, loving way. I’m very grateful, thank you very much.

The self titled album is Lawson’s fourth release, but his first since signing to Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records. None of his previous albums had even managed to chart in the UK. “It was the dream just to sell enough records to make another one, so to have in straight in at Number 1 is just ridiculous,” Lawson added.

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“I’m really over the moon with it and very grateful, obviously, to Ed Sheeran for signing me and putting his faith in my songs and not having any doubt in them at all.” Behind Lawson at number two is none other than his mentor Ed Sheeran, whose x is celebrating its 70th consecutive week in the top 10.

The week’s second highest new entry came from John Newman whose second album Revolve landed at number three, knocking Jess Glynne’s I Cry When I Laugh down one place to number four. Rounding off the top five is ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant Peter Andre with Come Fly With Me.

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Another new entry at number six is American pop star Demi Lovato, who scored her highest charting UK album with Confident. Nothing But Thieves are also new in at number seven with their self titled debut.

Composer and producer Jean Michel Jarre is straight in at number eight with his with his first studio album in eight years Electronic 1 – The Time Machine, followed by Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour, which stays in the top 10 in its 74th week. Rounding off the top ten is The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness, which falls two places.

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