Calvin Harris tops British album charts


Posted at Jan 07 2013 12:58 PM | Updated as of Jan 07 2013 08:58 PM

LONDON -- Scottish producer and singer Calvin Harris returned to the top of the British album charts with "18 Months" in the first week of 2013, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.

The release, his third studio album, had hit the No. 1 spot on its debut in November, and climbed from seventh place to regain the best sellers' crown.

Singer Emeli Sandé slipped one notch to No. 2 with "One Version of Events," while Ed Sheeran jumped to third place from number 13 with his debut album "+" -- now in its 69th week in the charts.

James Arthur, winner of the British version of the "X Factor" TV talent show last year, held onto first place in the singles rankings with "Impossible."

"Scream and Shout" by U.S. producer, featuring Britney Spears, stayed at No. 2, while Korean singer Psy's global video hit "Gangnam Style" held steady in third place.