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Mogwai see off rivals for first No.1

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SCOTS rockers Mogwai are celebratin­g after they secured their first UK number one album.

They had been locked in battle with two others artists to go top with their album As The Love Continues, which had been released through the band’s own label Rock Action.

At one point just 1,800 sales separated the Glasgow band, US rock legends Foo Fighters and British rapper Ghetts.

But Mogwai came out on top to achieve their first UK number one album for their 10th studio release.

Earlier this week they issued a rallying cry to fans to back their bid to top the charts.

The band eventually finished 2,900 sales ahead of Ghetts, who charted at number two.

Reacting to the news, guitarist Stuart Braithwait­e, 44, tweeted: “We did it! Thank you everyone !!!!!!! I can’t believe we have a number one album. I’m honestly so humbled and grateful for everyone’s support.”

The band said: “We’re unbelievab­ly happy to have the number 1 album in the UK.

“We want to thank everyone at Rock Action Records – both of you – and mostly to thank everyone who has bought, downloaded and streamed the album, and supported us over the last week, and the last 25 years.”

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