Jay-Z achieves his first UK number one album with Magna Carta Holy Grail.
Hip-hop icon Jay-Z achieved his first UK number one album with Magna Carta Holy Grail landing at the top of the charts.
The record ousted Mumford & Sons' Babel which enjoyed surging sales because of the folk-rock band's appearance at Glastonbury.
Jaz-Z's 13-track LP comfortably outsold its nearest rival, Rod Stewart's Time.
Despite previously enjoying seven top 40 albums as a solo artist, Jay-Z had never reached the summit before.
His personal best before Magna Carta Holy Grail was number 4 in 2009 with Blueprint III.His joint effort with Kanye West, Watch The Throne, peaked at number 3 in 2011.
Magna Carta Holy Grail features guest appearances from Justin Timberlake, Frank Ocean and Jay-Z's wife Beyonce.
Sales of Rod Stewart's Time were boosted following the broadcast on BBC1 on Tuesday of Imagine: Can't Stop Me Now, a special documentary looking back at Rod the Mod's career.
Mike Rosenberg, better known as Passenger, advanced four places to number 3 with All The Little Lights, and Canadian crooner Michael Buble dipped two spots to number 4 with To Be Loved.
Mumford & Sons' Babel fell to number 5, spending its 42nd week in the chart.
The week's biggest climber was Jamie Cullum's Momentum, catapulting 97 places to number 40.
Album track Pure Imagination, which originally featured in 1971's Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, featured in a montage following Andy Murray's historic victory at Wimbledon.
In the singles chart, Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines returned to the top spot following two weeks in the runner-up slot.
The catchy track, featuring Pharrell Williams and rapper TI, spent a month at number 1 in June before being knocked off by Swedish duo Icona Pop and their debut single I Love It, featuring Charli XCX.
After a week in the driving seat, John Newman fell to number 2 with Love Me Again.