Award winning multi-platinum selling rapper/singer/actor Plan B‘s third studio album, ill Manors, has entered the UK Album Charts at number one beating out US band Gaslight Anthem‘s fourth album Handwritten, which debuted in at number two.
The achievement marks the second time the London based creative has rocketed to the top of the UK Album’s charts following the release the artist’s of the internationally critically acclaimed , The Defamation of Strickland Banks.
Although sold has his third solo album, ill Manors (featuring guest appearances from Kano, Labrinth, Etta Bond and Chase & Status) also doubles up as the soundtrack and score for his directorial debut movie of the same title (read our review here), which itself entered in at number nine at the UK box office grossing over £250,000 in the first week of its release.
The emcee born Benjamin Paul Ballance-Drew now stands as one of the very few British born rappers to have achieved a UK number one album, alongside Mike Skinner of The Streets and Tinie Tempah.
Elsewhere in the chart Joss Stone makes a welcomed return to the UK Album Charts with The Soul Sessions: Volume 2 entering the charts at number six (the only other new entry in the top 10), Sir Elton John‘s Good Morning To The Night falls nine spots to number 10 and Nas who last week scored his first ever UK top ten album with Life Is Good slips down to number thirty eight.