'Home Again' reaches number four

Michael Kiwanuka has entered the charts at number four with debut album 'Home Again'.

With his soft, honeyed tones and acoustic songwriting Michael Kiwanuka is steeped in a certain tradition, a certain lineage. Naming Marvin Gaye and Terry Callier as influences, the London based artist has a lot to live up to.

Yet 'Home Again' might just do that. Winning warm plaudits, Michael Kiwanuka entered the charts at number four. (via Official Chart Company)

A respectable performance, the album was kept away from the top spot by the Military Wives. 'In My Dreams' retains the number one position, following the enormous success of their festive single.

Elsewhere, Emile Sande sits at number two while Adele remains a presence on the charts in third place. With three artists in the current Top Five falling into the retro-soul niche, its perhaps a sign of just how big that sound is - in a commercial sense, at least.

Last week's chart topper 'Wrecking Ball' by Bruce Springsteen falls down the chart, with The Boss now lingering at number five.

Further down the charts the Top Ten is completed by Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey and the always reliable Lionel Ritchie. Some things never change...

The current UK Top Ten is as follows:

1. Military Wives - In My Dreams
2. Emili Sande - Our Version Of Events
3. Adele - 21
4. Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
5. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
6. Ed Sheeran - +
7. Marcus Collins - Marcus Collins
8. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
9. David Guetta - Nothing But The Beat
10. Lionel Ritchie - Tuskagee
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