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Taylor Swift paints U.K. albums chart Red

Country star Taylor Swift has landed her first U.K. number one with her new album Red.

The Love Story hitmaker has previously struggled to break into the top five in Britain, charting at five with 2008's Fearless and at six with Speak Now in 2010.

But it proved to be fourth time lucky for Swift as Red shot to the top of the U.K. albums countdown on Sunday (28Oct12), knocking English singer/songwriter Jake Bugg's self-titled debut to three.

Soul singer Emeli Sande's Our Version of Events is at two, while British boyband Lawson's Chapman Square enters at four and Mumford & Sons' Babel rounds out the top five.

Meanwhile, London rapper Labrinth has scored his first chart-topping U.K. single with Beneath Your Beautiful, a collaboration with Sande.

Swedish House Mafia's Don't You Worry Child takes second place, and Calvin Harris and Florence Welch's track Sweet Nothing lands at three.

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