25/06/2012 09:13 BST | Updated 25/06/2012 09:15 BST

Justin Bieber 'Believe': Singer Earns First Number One Album In The UK

Justin Bieber's new record Believe has scored the pop star his first number one album in the U.K.

The 18-year-old's much anticipated project fought off competition from Cheryl Cole's A Million Lights, which debuted in second place, and an excited Bieber took to his Twitter.com account to thank fans for their overwhelming support.

He wrote, "All the experts said WE wouldnt (sic) come in at #1 in the UK...I have never had a #1 album there...but u all BELIEVED".

Rounding out the top contenders were Paloma Faith's Fall to Grace in third, Our Version of Events by Emeli Sande at four and Amy MacDonald's Life in a Beautiful Light in fifth.

In the U.K. singles chart, Payphone, featuring Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa, stole the coveted first place slot from Cole's Call My Name, which fell to number two.

In third is Whistle by Flo Rida, Stooshe's Black Heart entered at four and Coldplay and Rihanna's Princess of China collaboration fell one spot to number five.

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