Rock group Arctic Monkeys have smashed the record for the fastest selling debut album of all time.
The Sheffield band's Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not was only released on January 23, and has sold more than 360,000 copies.
It has easily beaten the previous record held by Hear'Say's Popstars album, which sold 306,631 copies in March 2001.
A HMV spokesman said: "In the space of just a few weeks the Arctic Monkeys have gone from being relative newcomers to becoming a household name.
"People rightly draw comparisons with Oasis, but in terms of sheer impact, where a band has come from virtual obscurity to achieve huge, overnight chart success, we haven't seen anything quite like this since The Beatles."
The group, which is signed to independent label Domino, has already had two number One singles in the UK with I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor and last week with When The Sun Goes Down.
But that record was knocked off the singles top spot to number two this week by the Notorious BIG, Diddy and Nelly with Nasty Girl, so denying the band simultaneous number ones in both charts.
"Because the album was released this week many fans realised they could get When The Sun Goes Down by buying the album and didn't have to buy the single so the band has failed to take number one in both charts," the spokesman said.
The Arctic Monkeys easily beat Richard Ashcroft's latest album Keys To The World which sold 75,000 copies - a total that would have normally guaranteed the top spot.
The fastest selling British album of all time is Oasis' third album, 'Be Here Now', which came out in August 1997 and sold 655,000 copies in its week of release.