Artic Monkeys have seized the top spot in the British albums chart with their fifth consecutive studio album “AM”, which reached the No.1 spot on Sunday, sales figures showed.

The Official Charts company has stated that the group sold more than 157,000 copies of their album in the first week, making it the second fastest selling album of the year.

Artic Monkeys are the first indie-released act to achieve a fifth debut number 1 in British chart history, the chart organisation added.

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